Audience: Business Leader
The benefits of joining a professional organization
No matter what level of employment a worker labors at—whether the most menial of occupations or a position requiring the highest level of education, experience, and skills—there are almost certainly one or more professional organizations they are qualified to be a member of.
The hidden costs of mediocre employees
Groundbreaking companies cannot be built on the efforts of mediocre employees. It is absolutely shocking the number of large firms that languish while they put off eliminating underperforming employees. Even worse, those employees who just tread water, who stay out of trouble, meet their quotas, complete their assignments but never use their imagination – never…
Self-awareness: The key to leadership success
Anthony Tjan, co-author of best-selling business book Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck, writes that “there is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can do to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their…
Trust: An economic driver, not a social virtue
I recently worked with a management team that was going through a difficult time. Due to the company’s response to major market changes and a sweeping reorganization, people were feeling unsure of where they stood. Everyone on the team – including the CEO – was feeling uncomfortable. And there was very little trust amongst them….
Five ways you’re killing your employees’ motivation
By Elsbeth McSorley If you’re a manager, it’s important to ensure that your employees are happy, motivated and engaged as much as possible. If you have very low turnover on your team, you’re probably a successful manager. Most likely you’re positive, authentic, honest, encouraging and supportive of your team. The best managers support and develop…