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...
September 27th, 2017
4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance
Effective leaders are proactive instead of reactive. Rather than reacting to problems, they proactively promote employee performance and enable their teams to thrive.
As a leader, four critical tools enable you to proactively manage your team’s performance:
August 25th, 2017
How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders
While organizations should give all new employees early feedback about their behaviors and how they’re perceived, it’s IMPERATIVE to do so for new leaders.
Effective onboarding feedback empowers new leaders at your organization to align more quickly around the organization’s culture and expectations .Failing to...
July 23rd, 2017
A Diagnostic Toolkit for Solving Employee Performance Problems Early On
As a leader, you’re going to run into employee performance problems. They’re inevitable and unavoidable. But they are addressable and often solvable. It’s important to address them quickly and effectively, so that the consequences of the performance problems are minimized for employees, your team, your department, and/or your...
June 22nd, 2017
5 Keys for Creating a Fortune 500-Style Mentoring Program
Surveys show that 70-75 percent of Fortune 500 companies have dedicated mentoring programs. It’s easy to see why so many do. Successful mentoring programs have many powerful benefits for employers, including:
- Reduced turnover and recruiting costs. Both mentees and mentors are about 20...