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Why Leadership Development Programs Don't Work (And What Does) | Inc.com

Companies in the United States spend more than $14 billion each year on leadership development. The market need is obviously there. But is any of this working? In some cases, yes absolutely, but more often than not, I see a lot of experts missing the mark.<p>Many people are named leaders and are …

Leadership

Benefits and Importance of Performance Management

Tags: HR<p>A talented and skilled workforce is the lifeblood of every organization. As the war for talent escalates, companies are quickly learning the …

3 Leadership Skills Critical For Driving Change

In their book “Change the Culture, Change the Game” Roger Connors and Tom Smith provide tools for improving organizational culture to drive better results. Here are some key takeaways on the skills leaders need to make this happen.<p>All organizations experience periods of much-needed culture change …

5 Actions Strategic Leaders Take

There are myriad issues impacting our future today, but one can argue that the most significant challenge strategic leaders face is modernizing the …

Management

The 12 Attributes of a Strong Organizational Culture

Photo by istockphoto.com<p>An organization’s culture consists of the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that employees share and use on a daily …

Employee Engagement

How to Bring Your Company's Values to Life | Inc.com

As with a building, a team is only as strong as the foundational values on which it is built. And just as in a building, cracks in a team’s foundation can be difficult to spot. Problems with a team’s foundational values can initially look like some simple flaw in the exterior. If you find yourself …

Lewin's Change Management ModelUnderstanding the Three Stages of Change

Change is a common thread that runs through all businesses regardless of size, industry and age. Our world is changing fast and organizations must …

Management

20 Getting-to-Know-You Questions For Work That Build Trust

Employee happiness is strongly influenced by trust in teammates. Ask these 20 fun team building questions to develop better relationships with your …

Team Building

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Six Companies That Are Redefining Performance Management

As annual reviews fade away, performance management will become more about feedback and development.<p>Head over to Google and search for the term, “performance review,” and you’ll be instantly flooded by news stories on the latest companies to do away with it. My guess is that half the Fortune 500 …

New Manager Ice Breakers: 6 Awesome Ways to Connect with New Employees

Guest post by Tim Gaur, Editor at The Manager’s Resource Handbook. Regardless of whether its your first management gig, or just a new team for you to …

Five Questions to Ask Your Team Members Every Month

Stupid questions are annoying. But the right questions can make a huge difference.<p>I’m suggesting five questions that you should ask your employees …

Employee Engagement - Welcome

Don Phin is a catalyst for the Great HR program. He is an attorney, author, speaker, coach, and investigator.<p>Don is passionate about the success of …

Employee Engagement

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

re:Work - Guide: Develop and support managers

UPDATE: We're revamping the new manager training materials we share here and will be publishing the revised content as soon as possible. Check back …

Publishing

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same …

The Value of Having Fun at Work

Do your employees come to work just to collect paychecks? Want them to become brand evangelists? Then, place “fun” on the top of your HR strategy. …

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

This guide contains the fundamental employee engagement strategies to create happier employees that are more productive.

Employee Engagement

Why Orientation is Key to Retaining New Employees

Employee Orientation: Keeping New Employees on Board<p>Why Orientation is Key to Retaining New Employees<p>Updated May 20, 2018<p>Orienting employees to their …

Employee Engagement

Ideas for New Employee Orientation | Resources | For Employers | Creative Financial Staffing

Ask their supervisor or co-worker, even a partner, to call them a few days before their start date. They should tell the new hire the firm is looking …

20 Ideas for Employee Onboarding

Changing your employee onboarding process can be challenging, time-consuming work. Begin by looking outside your organization for new ideas, trends, …

Human Resources

7 Elements of a Good New Hire Orientation | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Imagine it’s the first day of your new job. You arrive feeling motivated and excited for the opportunity, but you’re also nervous about ramping up on …

Employee Engagement

Better pond, bigger fish

Developing future leaders isn’t just about putting them through programs. New research points to the critical importance of supporting them with the …

Are Leadership Development Programs Worth It?

Leadership development and training programs are now a $14 billion industry, according to Kaiser Leadership Solutions, although some experts are …

Want to Develop Your Employees? Don't Miss These 8 Teachable Moments | Inc.com

Our greatest responsibility as a leader is to help others become better versions of themselves (our second greatest is to appoint someone to run the March Madness brackets for the office pool).<p>Great leaders are always on the lookout for opportunities to ply this trade, alert for tell-tale teachable …

Employment

The First 90 Days: Your Road Map For Success at a New Job

<i>“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”</i> — Jerome K. Jerome<p>Have you read The First 90 Days, by Michael Watkins?<p>Maybe …

Six Habits Of People Who Know How To Bring Out The Best In Others

As a leader, the most important part of your job isn’t your results. Your job is to inspire your employees’ results. Here’s how.<p>If you think your most important job as a leader is to write mission statements, set goals, or even increase revenue, you’re focusing on the wrong metrics. Your most …

How to Create a Leadership Development Program

Looking to identify future leaders within your ranks? If you do it right, it could also boost morale, creativity, and spark the transfer of good ideas.<p><b>What kind of magic</b> does the Walt Disney Company use to keep its large and sprawling staff of smiley, friendly, and competent workers all on the same …

Develop Your Strategy’s Mission, Vision & Values

Examples<p><b>3M:</b> To solve unsolved problems innovatively.• <b><br>International Red Cross:</b> To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, …

Eight is Enough

<b>Peter Drucker</b> may not have been quite this rigid, but he would have been close. “We want to cut to the chase,” writes <b>Kevin Starr</b> in the <i>Stanford</i> …