Tag: engagement

Do Your Recognition Programs Have the Right Stuff?

When employees do a great job, your managers may publicly praise them, and they may get a gift card or a bonus. This established pattern in most organizations certainly builds loyalty. But your recognition programs could be doing so much more.

Seven Tips for Establishing the Boundary Between Boss and Buddy

What is the appropriate boundary between being a boss and being a buddy? Use these seven tips to keep yourself on the right track.

Managers: Are You Avoiding Talking to Your Employees?

You’ve got strengths and weaknesses – things you like working on and things you’d like to never have to do again. If one of the tasks you find yourself avoiding is talking with your team members, you’ll have to address this problem.

Leaders: Are You Taking the High Road?

Michelle Obama famously coined the phrase, “when others go low, we go high.” She was talking politics, of course. As a manager, you can put this advice to good use during times of departmental and organizational conflict.

Leaders: Are You Truly Present?

Few leaders have been able to truly connect with and inspire people the way Bill Clinton does. How exactly does he pull this off?

What Are You Doing to Fix Your Company’s Toxic Culture?

It’s easy to imagine that workers are leaving because they’ve been lured by a competitor with a better salary and stock option deal. The truth is far more uncomfortable for employers to hear: employees often leave because of company culture.

What Your Salespeople Are Afraid to Tell You

“She doesn’t seem like he wants to help me out,” a respondent said about his manager in SalesFuel’s 2017 Voice of the Sales Rep study. “He is not around when I need him or he fails to see the importance of an issue I need his help to resolve.” These are direct quotes from two of the 725 salespeople SalesFuel polled in January 2017. And it’s what sales representatives are thinking, but aren’t telling their managers.

How Do Managers at Your Company Show Gratitude?

As the winter holiday season approaches, we often take a minute to reflect on what we’re grateful for and what we’d like to improve on in the coming year. Business leaders should also be taking stock of which activities are creating the right culture at work. On soul2work.com, Scott Mabry suggests five ways leaders can highlight gratitude to improve the office environment.

Are You Guilty of This Top Management Sin?

We know you don’t mean any harm. You’re probably trying to help your team members, but in the long run, you’re limiting their professional development.

Do You Know the Best Way to Stop Office Bullying?

Do you ever wonder what happened to the playground bully who used to rub your nose in the dirt at recess every day? There’s a chance that these kinds of individuals could be running amok in your organization – possibly even in leadership positions.

How to Match Leadership Style to Company Needs

Does your leadership style match what your company and your employees need from you? If you believe it’s important to deliver speeches worthy of an Academy Award at your small company meeting, you may be putting people off.

Not Shocking: Engagement Seekers Talk about the Big Day Beforehand

Zola surveyed more than 1,000 newlywed couples to get the details on what they did before they got married. As it turns out, a lot of couples are having the marriage conversation way ahead of the engagement. The survey found that 94% of couples discuss getting engaged in the six months before actually doing so. A full 30% of those talk engagement and marriage at least once a week.

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