October 25th, 2018
Coaching Employees Who Aren’t Team Players: A 4-Step Process
All leaders and managers will likely have direct reports who aren’t being team players. Not only is this a common team dynamic and performance problem, but it also can create greater damage than you might think.
Employees who aren’t being team players serve as...
October 9th, 2018
The Underused Onboarding Strategy for Turning New Hires Into Raving Fans of Your Organization
When new hires join your organization, consciously or not, they are asking themselves, “Did I make the good decision?”
A great (and underused) way to convince them that they made a great decision is to make talent development a key component of a strategic, structured...
September 9th, 2018
Providing Strategic Early Feedback During Onboarding Couldn’t Make More Business Sense
Just 21 percent of employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work, according to a Gallup survey...
July 31st, 2018
How Leaders Can Evaluate Their Nonverbal Communication
American poet William Carlos Williams once stated, “It’s not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages.”
There in also lies a secret of effective leadership and management.
Much of the manner in which you communicate—to your reports, peers...
July 12th, 2018
A Strategic Approach for HR Pros and Leaders to Avoid Becoming Irrelevant
The worst thing you can do, as a leader, manager or HR professional, is to allow yourself to become irrelevant—especially to the people you are responsible for developing.
To remain relevant, you need to stay current with the latest assessment and development trends and tools, and to...
July 10th, 2018
Why Performing a Company Culture Audit Is More Important Than Ever
A strong company culture has always been important for sustained organizational success—with benefits including a clear company identity, improved talent attraction and retention, and a better brand and employment image.
New developments, however, make a strong culture a near necessity....
May 2nd, 2018
Combine Individualized Coaching with Team Focus to Transform Business Performance
We’ve been writing lately on the tremendous business value of having highly effective work teams, and the necessity of...
April 17th, 2018
The Overlooked and Neglected Driver of Team Performance
Among the primary factors driving team performance are talent, employee engagement, strategy, and team dynamics.
Of the four, team dynamics is the one that organizations seem to most often...
March 13th, 2018
How to Strengthen the Culture in Your Organization
Having a strong culture is one of the best assets an organization can have. As business consultant Larry Alton has noted, the benefits include:
February 6th, 2018
5 Common and Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting New Teams
Many articles discuss the cost of a bad hire. The U.S. Department of Labor has put the cost at one-third of the new hire’s salary, while a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) report found that the cost be as high as five times the new hire’s salary.
However, no matter how steep the cost of a bad hire...