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...
January 3rd, 2018
The 6 “Simple” Steps for Quality Talent Selection & Onboarding Programs
Leadership author Jim Collins, known for his book “Good to Great,” has said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”
In other words, having great people is mandatory for your organization to thrive. That’s why having quality talent selection and...
November 28th, 2017
Quiz: Is Your Organization Accommodating Enough to Attract Today’s Talent?
Roy Cohen, formerly the CHRO of TruGreen and now a partner with the consultancy ResultsThroughPeople.com, has astutely observed that the current talent pool “depends on two things: the strength of your brand and the market.”
Clearly today the latter of the...
October 25th, 2017
The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers
According to Gallup’s “The State of the American Manager” report, just 30 percent of employees and 35 percent of managers are engaged at work.
Managers, Gallup finds, account for at least 70 percent of the variance in...