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Top Employee Recognition Goals: How Many Does Your Company Embrace?

WorldatWork just released its <i>2013 Trends in Employee Recognition</i> report.<p>The timing is ideal, as earlier this week I blogged about the importance of …

Maximizing Success For New Hires: How To Do Onboarding Right

At one time or another we were all the new kid at the office.<p>You likely don’t know anyone or your way around the cubicles. Where’s the bathroom …

Lost Knowledge — What Are You and Your Organization Doing About It?

I watched “<i>60 Minutes</i>” a few weeks ago and one segment really caught my attention.<p>A group of men, most in their late 50’s and early 60’s that had …

Developing Leaders: A Little Frustration Can Help Them Grow

Illustration by Dreamstime.<p>This week, I’m focusing on leadership lessons from top executives.<p>Today’s insight comes from Kon Leong, co-founder, …

One Key to Leadership Success: Managing Your Availability

One key to leadership success is limiting your availability.<p>To be a strategic enabler of business, you must find the time to be strategic. Therefore, …

Are You Unleashing Opportunities For Talent to Flourish?

Attracting, retaining, and optimizing talent — and doing it successfully — is the new leadership call to action.<p>The quality and potential of your …

Developing an Effective Training and Development Program, Part 1: Organizational Structure

Many creators of training programs fail to consider the company’s organizational structure and culture and instead employ a one-size-fits-all …

Employee Engagement

Winning Safety Poster Tells Teen Workers “Don’t Be a Statistic”

The eye-catching poster, which features a row of injured figures with crutches, eye patches, slings and bandages, reads: “200,000 young workers are …

U.S. Department of Labor

Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic?

When it was introduced, behavior-based safety (BBS) was seen as a magic panacea for everything that ailed safety programs. “It was the Swiss Army …

Management

Leadership 101: How to Help Your Team to Be More Productive

123RF Stock Photo<p>In some situations, the concept of taking accountability for productivity and performance extends beyond your own job — especially …

6 Ways You May Be Driving Your Team Crazy and Don't Even Know It

123RF Stock Photo<p>Even the very best leaders have habits that can sometimes make their teams completely crazy.<p>Beware of these favorites that have been …

How New Leaders Categorize Their New Employees

Photo by Dreamstime<p>It’s a pretty common phenomenon for new leaders to turn over most, if not all, of their team when they take over. It happens all …

Most Companies Fail at Innovation – But Here's What to Do Instead

What’s the most powerful word in business today? <i>Innovation.</i><p>Read any blog, any news source, any prospectus and you will quickly stumble over …

The Formula for Communicating Like a Leader

Illustration by Dreamstime.<p>Abraham Lincoln. Bill Clinton. Ronald Reagan. Winston Churchill. Menachem Begin. Hillary Clinton. John F. Kennedy. Oprah …

Weekly Wrap: Some Bad Qualities That Good Leaders Need to Avoid

Photo by istockphoto.com<p>I can’t tell you how many articles, blog posts, and books I get that are based on the premise of telling people how to do …

Employee's Goofing Off? Just a Good Time For HR to Step Up and Lead

You’re the head of HR for your company, and your CEO walks unannounced into the office and says, “<i>I just walked through the accounting, customer</i> …

7 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Manager Right Now

© Andres Rodriguez - Fotolia.com<p>One of our key insights: 79 percent of people leave managers, not companies.<p>It’s often reductive to say you left a …

Negotiate to Win: The 21 Rules for Successful Negotiating

<b>Discover the Power<br>Of Better Negotiating</b><p>Negotiation is one skill everyone needs in order to get more of what they want -- to sell more, to keep costs …

ADKAR Change Management Model Overview & Exercises | Prosci

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5 Tips for First-Time Managers, From First-Time Managers

You’ve recently been promoted to “manager” because you have the most experience on your team, you’re a star performer, and you have great people …

Leadership

How To Brag At Work (Without Sounding Like A Jerk)

When it comes to having a successful career, there is no substitute for hard work. But on the other hand, hard work won’t do you any good if your accomplishments are going unnoticed.<p>If you’re anything like me, you probably believe your work should speak for itself, and that the idea of tooting your …

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The work environment is evolving at many companies these days, resulting in the need for new office design. At some businesses, for example, individual cubicles and offices are being dismantled in favor of a more open environment in which …

Ergonomics

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: Tips for Cultivating Great Employees

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know the saying, "it's hard to find good help"? It's a copout, and here's why.<p>If you hire people simply to do your bidding, that's what they'll do. And, in the …

Entrepreneurship