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?
Why does culture still upend strategy? Why do companies still struggle to execute their carefully researched and thought-out strategic initiatives, even if they make tons of sense? Employee engagement.
December is a great time to try out new, more engaging leadership habits. People are more relaxed around the office, and open to deeper personal engagement outreach. Get started now on good habits you can use to raise productivity in 2018. We offer three areas on which to focus.
Measure, track and review results with every employee each month, not just the laggards. Reviewing every employee’s progress toward mutually set goals is much more effective in building the high-engagement team culture you seek.
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.
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.
Oil rig workers, executive management teams, production line managers, all need to find ways to manage a day better, and find more time for tasks and leadership functions. Recent research done by WebTorials finds that 70% of a typical employee’s day is spent communicating with other humans. Seems like honing interpesonal skills might reap significant rewards! Click through to find out more.