Expressions of gratitude make great employee engagement tools. And they are not a great burden on managers to make it a core part of their leadership tool kit. Let's review six simple ways to show appreciation at work.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review disparaged small talk as an effective leadership tool. We disagree. Used judiciously, small talk sets the table for more open, trusting, respectful business conversations between boss and subordinate. Click through for our explanation.
Bovo-Tighe hit the road in July to meet new people and have great conversations about how best to develop high-performance teams and leaders. The highlight: All the great HR professionals we met at the HR Star Conference in South San Francisco!
This year is half done! The time has come to take a breath, take a moment and assess the progress of your leadership journey. How have you grown your leadership ability since January? How have your key New Year resolutions gone? How shall you hit the “reset” button for the second half of 2017? Let’s explore some of the actions you can you take to get your mindsets reset and refocus.
All managers who aspire to be great leaders put the needs of their hard-working people first, and keep the energy ad spirit of onboarding going, well past the first 90 days. How best to achieve unending onboarding? We have a few ideas for you. Click on through to find them.
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.