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5 Steps to Growing Future Leaders
As baby boomers retire and thriving companies encounter rapid growth, one issue facing organizations today is the ability to identify new leaders. Leadership is a skill that’s not quickly or easily taught. It requires experience, coaching and formal training. Unfortunately, the time and financial investment required to build up an organization’s future leaders can become a […]
Are Your Employees Planning to Leave in 2017?
If you manage a team of five or more people, chances are at least one of your direct reports are considering a change of employers in the next ten months. According to the latest CareerBuilder survey, more than one in five American workers, or 22 percent, are planning to change jobs in 2017. Among younger […]
5 Leadership Lessons From Crossing the Delaware
Leadership Lessons From History Several years ago in a meeting, we were asked to share the name of the best leadership book we’d read in the past year. My colleagues suggested books by Maxwell, Gladwell and Collins, yet my mind went directly to the historical account of General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River […]
3 Management Lessons Past Presidents Can Teach Today’s Leaders
Every year, Americans celebrate Presidents Day as a day of remembrance — a day to look back and learn from our nation’s leaders. In today’s competitive market, business leaders are looking for the edge that will put their organization and workforce ahead of the curve. This Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, it might be time […]
4 Benefits You Gain When You Explain the ‘Why’
People are innately curious. Think back to when you were a child and constantly asking “why,” like “why is the sky blue?” or “Why is the grass green?”
5 Ways HR Can Make Your Company Better
Human resources. For a lot of people, those two words conjure countless thoughts of W-2s, compliance procedures and news about insurance benefits. And paperwork – lots and lots of paperwork. But if your HR department only hires, fires and fills out forms, then you’re not allowing it to be all it can be. There’s a new generation of HR […]
Why Your Company Should Celebrate Have Fun at Work Day
International Have Fun at Work Day is Friday, Jan. 27, and while it might be an unofficial holiday, that shouldn’t stop you from bringing a little levity to the workplace. Laughter is Good for Productivity Humor can be strong medicine that lowers tension and unites colleagues in stressful times. A recent Loma Linda University study […]
Podcasts Simply Are Part of the Human Experience
Storytelling is a hallmark element of the human experience. Sharing stories is intrinsic to every society and culture under the sun. Books, films, paintings – and now podcasts – are examples of how we take part in this element of the human experience. Technology has shaped and influenced the increasing popularity of audio storytelling, or […]
5 Tips for Your HR Budget
Today’s HR budget is multifaceted, largely due to HR’s shift from a traditional operational role to strategic business partner. No longer viewed as simply “personnel,” HR now consists of many aspects, all of which must be considered when planning the department budget. While there is no fixed rule concerning what should be included in an […]
The Increasing Responsibility of CHROS: Proving Strategic Value
Much has been written about HR’s emerging role as strategic business partner. But, a study involving over 100 directors reveal that executives still view HR as a highly transactional support function that usually does a great job with compensation and benefits – but not as an influential strategic player in the boardroom. Consequently, chief human […]
Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year
Everyone should consider having the following three conversations over the course of the next few weeks. Taking this time with your direct reports, yourself and your spouse will only improve the beginning of your new year. 1. Speak With Your Squad As for your direct reports, many individuals– especially millennials – need these types of […]
3 Steps to Fostering a Culture Your Employees Will Boast About
I’m here to let you in on a little secret: If you want an environment in which employees serve and love your customers, you have to serve and love your employees first.