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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
In my previous article, I used the process of making fine chocolate as a metaphor for developing great employees. Just as the best artisan chocolate bars leverage the unique flavors and...
Blog Post
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Do you remember your first management job? I do, but for all the wrong reasons! When I was 18, I was put in charge of a summer recreational sailing program. It sounds like a dream job,...
Blog Post
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Career development is one of those supervisory responsibilities that frequently drops to the bottom of a manager’s to-do list. And it makes sense. Today’s managers are more time-pressed...
Insights
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Each year at this time, millions of Americans welcome the New Year by deciding to try to improve themselves. These resolutions—lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, save more money,...
ATD Links
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Employee engagement is the hot topic these days and it certainly is important. But what is employee engagement? Why should you care? How do you define it, and what can you do to promote it?...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Many government leaders are asking themselves if the kind of sexual harassment reported in the recent headlines is truly so commonplace. What’s more, they want to know how to stop it.In...
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Finding the right person to fill an open position can be a daunting task. The real battle, however, is retaining the talent once you find it. As soon as your new employee steps through the...
Insights
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It’s no secret that companies worldwide are looking to boost employee engagement. A Gallup report found that just 15 percent of employees globally are engaged at work. While there are a...
Insights
Monday, December 11, 2017
There are some people you really like being around; there are some stores where you really like to shop. On the flip side, you don’t care to be around some people; there are stores you don’...
Video
Thursday, November 9, 2017
When is SMART goal setting not smart? How can leaders establish deadlines that generate enthusiasm instead of pressure? Why do we think driving for results improves performance?
Insights
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
"Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high." —Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix Chances are high that you’ve been on a team with a brilliant jerk. Nearly all of us have,...
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Employee engagement drives retention. When people are invested in doing rewarding work in an organization that fosters their professional development, good things happen. They are more...
Books
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The world is your stage. Own it. Great speaking does not come easy. But even the wallflowers among us can’t avoid speaking forever. In Own Any Occasion, speaker and educator Erik Palmer...
Books
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The moment you learn to improvise is the moment anything becomes possible. Count the number of times you’ve said “no” to an idea. Whether you inadvertently put out a spark of brilliance or...
Insights
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Economist recently published an in-depth look at some of the research into how men think about and use parental leave and other work-life flexibilities. Between the data and multiple...
TD Magazine
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day By Kristi Hedges AMACOM, 288 pp., $24.95 The follow-up to her first book, The Power of Presence, Hedges's new text, The...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Employees spend about 90,000 hours working over the course of their lifetime. Given how much time employees spend at work, it is crucial that their work environment is beneficial for their...
Insights
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Positive attitude means conveying optimism, generosity, support, and enthusiasm in your expressions, gestures, words, and tone. There is no doubt employee attitudes affect productivity,...
Insights
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Professional paradise. A lot of leaders I talk with say it must be an oxymoron. Even those who readily believe it is possible to achieve a constant state of paradise or bliss at work might...
Insights
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
What drives the “Always” response on the annual HCAHPS survey? The first answer that probably comes to mind is “patient care.” After all, the HCAHPS survey reflects the patient’s perception...
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