Oil rig workers, executive management teams, production line managers, all need to find ways to manage a day better, and find more time for tasks and leadership functions. Recent research done by WebTorials finds that 70% of a typical employee’s day is spent communicating with other humans. Seems like honing interpesonal skills might reap significant rewards! Click through to find out more.
Those who ask questions and listen to answers learn a lot, and leaders can build more productive relationships thereby. What questions do you ask that work well when you have a chance to talk to employees one-on-one in a more relaxed setting? We have some thoughts to get your own list started.
Strong leadership tries to expose the hidden biases that negatively impact decision-making. You must model honesty and transparency as productive behaviors, and seek the same from the people who work with you. You want true information, good and bad, so that you all can pour more energy into good ideas. How to battle biases? Click through for our thoughts.
Performance reviews are only effective if the review process is continuous. One annual, HR-mandated official review is a useless exercise unless it merely the capstone of a year-long process of feedback and development. July is a great time to start that ongoing process. Let's explore a few ways to get started.
A recent study found that professional people prefer e-mail communications to in-person conversations. Why would they find e-mails more efficient than actual conversations with collaborators? Let's explore a few possible reasons why.
Culture eats business strategy for breakfast, as Drucker may or may not have said. Whoever said it, it is true. Strategic clarity means little if you cannot get your organization to follow you. So how do you get culture aligned with strategy?
May is a month of renewed energy and revived projects. Make the most of early dawns and longer evenings. Tap into that Spring energy at work with collaborators. It is a time of great creativity! How best to do it? We have a few ideas you can click into.
With the first quarter of 2017 done, what can you do to revive your leadership resolutions from January and get them to blossom? How can you use Spring energy to set up the rest of the year for success? Start with a few appointments with yourself for some introspection.
It is time to schedule your Spring team outing. Bonding is critical for unleashing every team member’s full contribution, to maximize team performance. The best bonding happens outside of the stress and hustle of the workplace.
Take the same set of workers, swap out a bad boss for a better one, and productivity goes up about 10%, with no other intervention, according to a Harvard Business School study. So, how do you switch a boss from "bad" to "better"? We have a few ideas that may help.