Tag: culture building

Have You Trained Your Managers to Recognize Mental Health Issues?

We talk a lot on this blog about how managers need training to improve workplace culture. One topic that should be added to the mix is mental health training.

Crafting a Leadership Philosophy to Amp Up Your Effectiveness

It was a great opportunity, double the salary I’d been earning and THE company everyone wanted to work for in 2006. I said “no” to the offer and started my own business instead. The offer, incredible as it was, didn’t fit the commitments I’d made in my personal life. Raising a special needs child, I’d

Do Veterans Thrive In Your Organization?

As our economy approaches full employment, businesses are concerned about how to retain their talent. One category of employees may deserve special attention: veterans. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review explores the challenges faced by the 360,000 service members who exit the military every year.

Are You Forcing Collaboration or Fostering Innovation?

The trouble with most old-school companies is that knowledge is shared on a need-to-know basis only. That strategy might necessary if you’re working on a defense contract that requires team members to undergo security clearances and wear badges denoting their top-secret status. For the rest of us, sharing knowledge should be part of the culture established by managers.

Cut Training Time With These Tips

In addition to working at a company with a great culture, and having meaningful assignments, your employees also expect training and development to improve their skills. How can you make this happen while also meeting your ROI targets?

86% of Millennials Want Employer-Provided Talent Development

How are you doing at developing talent and engaging your employees? If you’re like most managers, you might be looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.

Is ‘Cultural Fitness’ Part of Your Playbook?

Hiring managers are more aware of cultural fit these days. They know that hiring an individual who’s clearly not going to fit into the existing company culture could be a bad move. Is this attitude always good for an organization?

Disruptive TeamKeeper® 2.0 Launches with 4 New Tools for Developing Managers

“Develop an employee and you improve one person’s job performance. Develop a manager and you’ve improved the entire team.” So says SalesFuel CEO C. Lee Smith about why he created his new data-driven management platform, TeamKeeper®, which develops smarter, more effective managers. The new 2.0 version is rolling out 4 new, significant features that increase

Caring is the Precursor to Company Culture

If you want to be thought of as the best manager your employees have ever had, you have to care from within. Your people have to PERCEIVE you as genuinely giving a damn about them AS PEOPLE – not just robots (headcount) who show up to generate numbers for you.

Are You Developing Purposeful Leaders?

We hear a lot these days about how leaders should be filled with passion and purpose. Steve Jobs’ fanatical devotion to developing and selling his line of sleekly styled and game-changing digital devices is a famous example. How much does purpose matter for other leaders?

Will That Candidate Succeed In Your Office Culture?

How important is company culture? Some of today’s most successful tech giants point to adherence to specific cultural practices as the reason for their success.

Tap Into Situational Awareness to Succeed as a New Manager

A move into a management role is a big step in your career. Before you make major changes to the position you’ve taken on, devote your attention to situational awareness.

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