Tag: Leadership

Have You Established a Culture for Your Project-Based Team?

You want to put your best people on your next team project. But, one of your engineers doesn’t work well with your marketing manager. What do you do?

Is Anyone “Leaning In” At Your Meetings?

You’ve seen this behavior before. You’re trying to get people’s attention in your meeting. Instead of listening to the information you’re presenting, staff members are looking at their phones.

Are Your Remote Teams Feeling The Love?

Appreciation at Work polled employees and managers who either work remotely or manage others who are in a different location. Almost all (98%) of the respondents said, “Yes, it is possible to effectively communicate appreciation to colleagues who work remotely.”

Creating a Successful Accountability Culture

Accountability is one of the basic disciplines of doing business and increasing success. The benefits of creating a culture of accountability are quite evident, but sometimes you might find accountability to be elusive. Why does this happen?

How to Retain Employees During the War for Talent

As the chief engagement and brand officer at EHE, Joy Altimare knows how important it is to level-set or benchmark an individual’s health status. Here are the details she shared on a Manage Smarter podcast about how to benchmark a new manager’s status.

How to Boost Productivity through Quiet Leadership

We often think of the best leaders as the ones who stand up in front of their employees and deliver inspiring speeches. We also need quiet leaders, as described by Art Markman in his recent Fast Company article.

Do Your Employees Have a Say in Your Company’s Future?

Managing a team of blue-collar employees in today’s workforce comes with plenty of stress. Your employees are constantly looking over their shoulders.

How to Stop Change Management From Turning into Chaos

You have to be at the top of your game to manage the details of the upcoming reduction in force or merger. No matter how careful you are about keeping things quiet, employees soon start speculating about the future of the company and their prospects. How you do manage your way through this process?

How Often Are You Using After Action Review?

It’s easy to turn into an adrenaline junkie at work these days. The constant state of excitement can keep the energy level high as you and your team run from one project to the next. But, what’s lost in this process is the time needed for reflection and analysis of what was learned.

Manage Smarter 19: Tom Peters – The Excellence Dividend

Tom Peters is a best-selling author and world renowned expert on business management practices. Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. In episode 19, we discuss: Tom’s new book – The Excellence Dividend, how to avoid being replaced by technology, the characteristics of a successful team and the critical need for soft skills mastery by managers at all levels.

How to Stop Being the Manager Everyone’s Afraid of

Plays well with others. This category appears on quarterly reports at many schools across the U.S. It’s a measure of how well school kids are doing on the social front. Maybe the topic should come up more often in the workplace.  

Is Your Culture Suffering from Too Much Niceness?

Deliberate changes in corporate culture have improved the workplace for many employees. But, there’s a big downside to the warm and open culture at many cultures – shared information bias.

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