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  • How Do I Manage Remote Workers? Ben & Jerry's, Slate, and Big Brother
    by Lindsey Pollak - January 10, 2020
    This week’s topic is an offshoot of the automation/tech theme, and it’s on the minds of employers across all industries: remote work. With a decent WiFi connection and laptop, many employees can now work from almost anywhere: home, a coworking space, Cabo San Lucas, you name it. But in my conversations with managers, I’ve noticed the topic of remote work brings a lot of angst. Many managers fear that th...
  • How Leaders Can Influence Team Creativity
    by Sara Canaday - December 19, 2019
    While speed and efficiency are necessary leadership traits in our always-on, do-more world, there’s also a point of diminishing returns. If we let agendas and clocks dictate all of our meetings, we could be undermining our own efforts to encourage meaningful collaboration and innovative thinking. Consider the unfortunate impact. Many people are reluctant to speak up and contribute something that disrupts the cad...
  • Are You Offering the Benefits Your Employees Expect?
    by Lindsey Pollak - November 10, 2019
    You might believe your benefits package is top-notch, but would your employees agree? Possibly not: A surprising 36% of respondents to Capital One’s 2019 Work Environment Survey say that their company offers none of the benefits they expect. This, of course, can have a major impact on your workplace morale and productivity. I promise this is not an article about wooing Millennial employees by offering back rubs, b...
  • Overturn Leadership Liabilities
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 11, 2019
    Leaders are encouraged to develop their strengths and sharpen their skills to maximize their effectiveness. Many resources are available, including books, seminars, conferences and qualified executive coaches. A coach, of course, can address your specific needs, and customize an approach that perfectly fits your personality, circumstances and goals. Most leaders understand that all their beliefs and behaviors are exposed...
  • 10 Characteristics of a Good Leader
    by Debra Wheatman - October 8, 2019
    A leader can make the difference between success and failure. A good leader has a futuristic vision and knows how to turn ideas into real-world success stories. Unfortunately, there are many managers out there who are poor leaders. This is largely because of the time-honored practice of promoting people into management solely on the basis of their technical knowledge and ability, rather than because they are effective manag...
  • The Three Pillars of Perspective
    by Sara Canaday - September 11, 2019
    I’ve noticed something interesting lately in my conversations with corporate leaders. Naturally, there are a few common themes: increasing demands and endless meetings that suck up valuable work time. (I’m guessing you can relate to that.) But when I ask these leaders how they personally contribute while in meetings, I almost always get an answer that involves status updates. Giving them or getting them. Briefi...
  • Are You Hiring for Cultural Fit? You Might Want to Rethink That.
    by Debra Wheatman - September 4, 2019
    Companies that love to brag about their distinct and defining cultures often cite culture as a significant recruiting tool. In turn, their hiring managers often regard the nebulous “cultural fit” as the most essential factor in evaluating candidates. But is this a good way to hire? Not always. What tends to happen is that rather than hiring for cultural fit, managers hire for personal fit. Instead of seeking out...
  • Put Your 'To-Do' List on a Diet
    by Sara Canaday - August 22, 2019
    Avid gardeners know from experience that accelerating the growth of a tree…requires pruning it. To make it grow bigger, you have to cut it back. That counterintuitive principle also applies to professionals. If we want remarkable business growth, we need the courage to prune things back, our schedules, our projects, and our commitments. We must be willing to drop our dependency on some of the things we’ve a...
  • What Executives Should Focus on in the 1st 30 and 90-days in a New Role
    by Louise Garver - August 8, 2019
    As an executive joining a new organization, you are expected to achieve a higher level of productivity within the first few months with a lower learning curve than other employees. Executives must be ready to make an immediate contribution once they’ve accepted their job offer. You can achieve this by knowing everything you can about the organization, its culture, your team, your executive colleagues, and the Bo...
  • How to Hire the Best
    by Judy Lindenberger - August 7, 2019
    Let’s face it. Hiring can be tough. The unemployment rate is low – just 3.8% according to the Department of Labor Statistics – and employers have to compete for good employees. So what can you do? Here are a few tactics to turn to in order to step up your recruiting and hiring success rate. Obtain Data from Exit Interviews A first step to creating successful recruiting, hiring and retention strat...