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  • The Perils of Perfectionism
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 12, 2019
    Employees generally agree that leaders with a passion for excellence, quality and accomplishment benefit their organizations. These qualities place leaders at the top of their fields. No one faults managers who give their all and make sacrifices, but too much of a good thing can also pose problems. Perfectionistic leaders may be as damaging as those who embrace mediocrity. Perfectionists often obsess over process, common...
  • 2019 Market Trends to Expect
    by Alexandra Levit - March 6, 2019
    The overall financial health of the global economy, as well as the resources we have available to make intelligent projections, will greatly impact business success in 2019. Let's have a look at two of the major market trends to expect this year. Continuing Stock Market Volatility We enter 2019 with the financial sector in a bear market. (A bear market is an economy in which security prices drop 20 percent or more...
  • How to Capitalize on Employees' First Quarter Itch
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - March 1, 2019
    In the early part of the year, many candidates experience a revved-up sense of urgency to jump their corporate ship. Perhaps it is unresolved New Year’s resolutions, or maybe just a feeling of spring and new blooms of career growth on the horizon. As such, the first quarter of the year is an optimal time for employers who are actively recruiting to capitalize on the employees’ itch for renewal. Some of the...
  • How Digital Automation Can Help Make Your Life Easier
    by Alexandra Levit - February 27, 2019
    While many fear digital automation, more software arrives every day that saves business owners a great deal of money year by lowering costs and increasing productivity and efficiency. Let's look at a few business-related areas in which digital automation can help make your life easier. Recruitment Need to hire staff? Predictive analytics is transforming recruitment. Predictive analytics is deriving business in...
  • Positive Vacation Workplace Cultures Benefit Employees and the Business
    by Steve Farber - February 25, 2019
    More than 700 million days of paid time off go untapped every year by American workers. Stress in your workplace? If you can’t cut it with a knife, you can probably at least see a little of it lurking in the dark corners. It’s a fact: If your employees are doing great work–setting and meeting deadlines, inventing new ways of doing things, and generally killing it in your area of expertise–they are, o...
  • Avoiding Leadership Drift
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - February 22, 2019
    Business is an active, demanding endeavor. Only those who consistently apply themselves succeed. Organizations that thrive require leaders who actively dream, plan, engage, solve, pursue and network. It’s a lot of work, and there’s no finish line. But no one can keep up the pace indefinitely. Every leader experiences profound peaks and valleys, seasons of being on track or feeling lost. Organizations flourish...
  • Empathy 101 for Better Relationships at Work
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - February 20, 2019
    Regardless of your ideological views or political persuasion, these are turbulent times around the world. I’ve noticed a sense of angst, heightened anxiety, and a palpable change in how people treat each other both personally and professionally. It’s time to get back to what distinguishes us as human beings – treating one another with compassion, dignity, and respect. Even those with whom we disagree t...
  • 5 Business Innovations that are Here to Stay
    by Alexandra Levit - February 12, 2019
    As a futurist, I often get asked to predict the business trends that organizations can afford to ignore, because, while they generate a lot of buzz, they are also likely to fizzle out. On the other hand, we must also pay attention to business innovations that are gathering such rapid strength that adoption is now essential. Let's look at a few. Blockchain A blockchain is a data structure that builds a digital ledg...
  • The Real Story Behind Stretch Assignments
    by Alexandra Levit - February 5, 2019
    Stretch opportunities are all the rage in the workplace. But as popular as they are, it’s unclear why some people decide to accept a stretch assignment or role – and others step aside. It’s also unclear why women haven’t benefited from stretches as much as men. Selena Rezvani is Be Leaderly’s VP of consulting and research and a recognized speaker on women and leadership. She recently led Be...
  • Mourning the Loss of Civility in the Workplace
    by Sherri Edwards - February 1, 2019
    It’s hard to put my finger on a specific time that basic civility started to decline. I suppose we could blame the changes in the use of courtesy on many things. Technology replacing the personal touch has been one excuse, but it seems to be more than that. Is it apathy or something else? In general, people appear to be overloaded, overwhelmed and overstimulated. If that is the case, are we really living in an age whe...