Research confirms that downtime regularly interspersed into our working lives raises our energy and ability to focus. We live in a 24/7 world, so leaders must actively work on shielding their people from work "alerts" during their time off. Engagement rises when employees can disengage at night and on weekends.
Your achievements are the sum of your habits. What you get done each day is built on the habitual way you approach your job and work relationships. So, holding onto bad habits, largely out of comfort, impedes your own career progress! How to swap those out for great habits? Read on.
What do effective school teachers and company managers have in common? Effective communication and teaching skills are two traits they share. Managers who lead well spend a lot of time teaching, communicating and encouraging. Our associate, Tom Blaisse, shares his thoughts on how to nurture these leadership traits in yourself. Click through to read about them.
Here is a telling statistic on the poor state of employee engagement: A survey finds that 80% of respondents agree that receiving gratitude makes them work harder, but only 10% report managing to express their own gratitude every day. Gratitude is not a one-way street, folks! How can we fix this quickly?
Employee turnover is costly, but inevitable. You must expect to lose both great people, and the people you are not sorry to see go. Regardless, a departing employee leaves a gap in your team that could dent productivity unless you take a few steps to limit the damage. And there is lemonade to be made from staff attrition!
Q1 2015 is half over. How are you progressing against your leadership resolutions? Are your habits changing for the better? We have some thoughts to share that may help you assess your progress and keep the momentum going. Click through for more.
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In our latest blog post we share five key leadership tips that can get you started well in 2015. New Year resolutions must last past January 31! Click through for more details about how to sustain your new leadership mindset to raise engagement and productivity.
Avoid resolutionitis: The urge to pile on promises to improve in multiple areas as a leader in 2015. Set yourself up for success by choosing just a few key areas of habit change, and focus your energy and action on them for three months. And recruit a team to support you. Click through for more thoughts on how best to make New Year resolutions truly habit-changing.
McKinsey Quarterly's list of top articles for 2014 offers more solid evidence that becoming a great leader remains a top-of-mind concern of senior corporate managers. Seven of the top ten articles dealt directly with leadership. We remind everyone that the solutions are pretty easy to find, if hard to achieve without consistency!