Tag: management insights

luddite

Are You Ready to Lead Your Company into the Future?

Are you ready for the future? Is your company ready to take on the challenges of the next technology revolution? In a recent Fast Company post, Jared Lindzon describes the new type of leadership necessary to survive in a world where the pace of business is speeding up.

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Is Your Leadership Development Program Best-in-Class?

Research conducted by Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, an organization that develops leadership programs, finds that too many executives aren’t making the critical connection between investing in their managers and the improved bottom line in the future.

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Tips for Top-Shelf Skip-Level Meetings

The farther removed managers are from the day-to-day operations in the company, the more likely they are to worry about how things are really going. One way to find out what entry-level employees think is to hold skip-level meetings.

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Tips to Make Your One-On-One Meetings Matter

If you feel your weekly one-on-one meetings are falling into a rut of reviewing the same old topics, it may be time to change things up. Kevin Eikenberry recently discussed team member meetings in a blog post and encouraged readers to take the initiative to make improvements.

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Is Your Corporate Culture Contributing to Employee Stress?

A new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of One Medical has found that 24% of consumers are feeling more stressed in the workplace than they have in the past. This stress is manifesting itself through depression, anxiety and sleeplessness (55%.)

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How to Help Team Members Set Goals, Maintain Accountability

One of the most radical changes impacting organizations is the morphing of the old performance appraisal into “performance development.” A thoughtful post by Jim Harter at Gallup challenges you to think about this concept.

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7 Tips for Interviewing Sales Reps

Hiring new sales reps is a perennially difficult task. After all, salespeople are “people” people, good at making others feel engaged and energized. None of this means the candidate who’s just schmoozed you has the drive, grit, tact, intelligence, or discipline to be a top producer for your company in the long term. Nor does

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How to Help Your New Team Member Fit In

Who can blame a new employee for breezing into the office with a big list of ideas about how to change things up? But, unless you specifically hired this individual to be a change agent in your organization, your new hire will need a little sensitivity training before she creates unnecessary drama with other employees.

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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.

Improving Your Coaching Effectiveness is as Easy as A-B-C

Many salespeople these days say they’d like to have more interaction with their sales managers. Specifically, according to the 2017 Voice of the Sales Rep study, they’d like to have more sales coaching. But is the limited amount of coaching we’re giving them doing any good?

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Are You Committing These Leadership Sins?

What steps can new leaders take to be most effective? For Susan Mazza, writing for Randomactsofleadership.com, it all comes down to building trust.

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How to Get Team Members to Say What They Really Think

On the TalentSpace.com blog, Susan Mazza explores why team members hesitate to say what they really think. She also suggests a few ways to develop a culture which encourages them to take risks and speak up.

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