Tag: leadership

21
Sep

Why Learning is an Essential Tool for Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent

What’s the number one problem companies face today? The answer is a combination of employee engagement, culture and retention, according to Deloitte’s recent research involving 3,200 respondents across more than 100 countries. In a world shifting towards an “always on” workplace environment—one that is more agile, feedback-centric, and where employees have more power than ever before in the job market—Bersin’s

Read more

23
Oct

Productive Meetings Are Engaging Meetings

Meetings can be a great way to communicate and get things done — or they can be an irritating waste of time. The latter type of meetings eat away at employee engagement and take a hit on productivity. To ensure all the meetings you hold are useful, it’s important to learn and follow best practices, such as those shared in

Read more

22
Oct

Workplace Trust Is a Multi-Lane Highway

You’ve probably heard “trust is a two-way street” and that’s true between two people, but in today’s complex workplace, it’s more than that. For businesses to operate smoothly, it’s important employees not only trust one another, but trust their bosses, executives and the organization as a whole as well. Distrust in the workplace can cause employees to doubt their abilities

Read more

3
Sep

Coaching is More Engaging Than Mere Managing

You can manage employees without helping them learn and grow, but doing so won’t create an engaged workforce that’s doing its best for your organization. To really engage and motivate employees, you need to coach them to improve their knowledge and skills, and to develop as professionals. When managers dedicate their time to coaching and training, employees feel more valued,

Read more

27
Aug

Servant Leadership Builds Trust and Increases Employee Engagement

Servant leadership is often called the most important aspect of leadership. Successful leaders understand that it isn’t enough to lead employees — you have to actively help them succeed. A servant leader helps her team develop their skills, and in doing so improves the entire organization. This week, I’ve been reading about how a servant leader can improve the workplace

Read more

24
Aug

What is a Manager’s Role in Engaging Employees?

Employee engagement — and disengagement — has serious effects on businesses, but it isn’t a metric that can be moved by members of the C-suite alone. Managers play an integral role in engaging employees at all levels of an organization. I recently connected with MindLight Group founder Esther Weinberg, author of “Become a Successful Leader: 57 Simple Strategies Any Leader

Read more

9
Jul

Become a Better Leader to Boost Employee Engagement

Good leaders are essential to creating an engaged, productive workforce. Employees will rally behind leaders who are honest, collaborative, fair and innovative. By cultivating these traits, you’ll be more likely to foster an environment where employees will thrive and dedicate themselves to doing their best work. This week, I’ve been reading about what you can do today to make yourself

Read more

2
Jul

Listening to Your Employees Makes Them Feel Valued and Boosts Engagement

Successful leaders understand that effective communication can dramatically increase employee engagement. A big part of achieving this is learning how to listen to your employees when they’re giving feedback — positive or constructive — or talking about a difficult personal situation. When employees feel that their words have value, they are more likely to feel engaged in their work, their

Read more

23
Jun

Transparency and Employee Involvement Help Make HubSpot a Great Place to Work

Marketing and sales software giant HubSpot has appeared several times on various “great place to work” lists and received accolades for its transparent, friendly corporate culture. How does the Boston-based company do it? HubSpot’s strong culture isn’t the result of top-down management, says Director of Talent and Culture Katie Burke. “The vast majority of ideas have nothing to do with

Read more

18
Jun

The How’s and Why’s of Helping Employees Manage Stress

When your employees have a problem that inhibits their ability to work, it becomes a problem for their teams and the organization as a whole, too. Successful leaders understand that providing employee support is key to maintaining a fully functional, productive workforce. That’s particularly true when it comes to employees who are facing a variety of work-related stress — which

Read more

19
May

6 Questions to Help Employees Change and Manage Their Own Engagement

Marshall Goldsmith is an author, professor and speaker who specializes in coaching and behavioral change. His new book, “Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts — Becoming The Person You Want To Be”, looks at the stimuli that affect behavior and how people can ignore or manage those triggers. “My job is not to tell people what they want to change, but

Read more