The end of March is the first big milestone of the business year. It’s time to run your first in-depth check-in with your team, as a group and individually, to realign purpose and energy with your goals. Here are some areas of focus for your discussions as you work together to plan out a highly productive second quarter of 2018.
As Q1 ends and Spring arrives, it is time to inject energy into your own leadership improvement program. Remember those earnest January commitments? Time to measure your progress and reset your improvement plan to move forward with renewed commitment. We have some ideas for getting that done.
Investing in people derives greater ROI than investing in physical assets. The cost of one new machine could cover leadership development for 100 front-line managers. And it offers a key competitive advantage, since most organizations have yet to cotton on to this simple idea. What advantages do you gain?
Expressions of gratitude make great employee engagement tools. And they are not a great burden on managers to make it a core part of their leadership tool kit. Let's review six simple ways to show appreciation at work.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review disparaged small talk as an effective leadership tool. We disagree. Used judiciously, small talk sets the table for more open, trusting, respectful business conversations between boss and subordinate. Click through for our explanation.
This year is half done! The time has come to take a breath, take a moment and assess the progress of your leadership journey. How have you grown your leadership ability since January? How have your key New Year resolutions gone? How shall you hit the “reset” button for the second half of 2017? Let’s explore some of the actions you can you take to get your mindsets reset and refocus.
All managers who aspire to be great leaders put the needs of their hard-working people first, and keep the energy ad spirit of onboarding going, well past the first 90 days. How best to achieve unending onboarding? We have a few ideas for you. Click on through to find them.
Those who ask questions and listen to answers learn a lot, and leaders can build more productive relationships thereby. What questions do you ask that work well when you have a chance to talk to employees one-on-one in a more relaxed setting? We have some thoughts to get your own list started.
Performance reviews are only effective if the review process is continuous. One annual, HR-mandated official review is a useless exercise unless it merely the capstone of a year-long process of feedback and development. July is a great time to start that ongoing process. Let's explore a few ways to get started.