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Not Everyone's a Team Player. Here's What to Say to Them to Get Them On Board

Your business needs collaboration -- but not everyone's a team player. Here's how to get an uncooperative colleague on board.<p>Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Nevertheless, not everyone in a company defines success as …

Management

5 Keys To Authentic Leadership

What are some ways you can improve as an authentic leader?<p>To some people, the term “authentic leadership” causes them to roll their eyes. They dismiss the concept of authentic leadership as something typically espoused by a motivational do-gooder, or someone who isn’t connected to the reality of …

Leadership

Listen, Be More Mindful and Slow Down

Market Track's chief innovation officer, Kristopher Kubicki, knows that you need a lot of patience when it comes to older technology.<p>Market Track is a leading provider of market intelligence solutions based on comprehensive analysis of the advertising, promotional and ecommerce landscape. As a …

Chief Innovation Officers

2 Feedback Methods That Will Make You An Amazing Boss

What are the two dimensions to being a truly kickass boss?<p>Whether you’re in a new leadership position or you’ve been leading a team for years, giving feedback is always a difficult hurdle to overcome. Giving an employee criticism and praise is a delicate process, one that can be incredibly …

Leadership

Will AI kill off the data analyst?

The AI revolution is upon us and nowhere does it manifest more powerfully than in the realm of data analytics. Cutting edge developments and …

Big Data

10 Habits Of Super Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Self-improvement

This Famous Quote Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Leadership

When you think about it, this quote makes perfect business sense. But it's so rare and hard to find.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf was the first to coin the term "servant leadership" in the modern corporate setting when he wrote these famous words in his legendary essay, <i>The Servant as Leader,</i> published in …

Leadership

Stop Destroying Your 'Leaders' By Making Them 'Managers'

A few of you reading this may know what I mean by that, but most won’t.<p>Mostly, there is mass confusion over the meaning of the words ‘leader’ and ‘manager.’ That is because the best authors who write about it, the famous speakers who speak on it, and the best business schools that teach it are …

Leadership

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed. When talking with managers about giving feedback we often hear comments such as, “I did not …

Employment

Poor Performers Underperform for These 10 Reasons--and It's Not What You Think

Poor performers can be draining, but you can course-correct if you set the correct course.<p>Anyone that has ever managed people (or that has worked in a team) knows how frustrating/exhausting it can be to have a poor performer in the midst. If that person(s) goes unaddressed, it's horrendous for …

Management

New ways to drive your business forward in today’s digital landscape

You don’t have to look far to find companies that are disrupting their industries by applying software and technology to transform customer …

Customer Experience

The Difference Between Customization and Personalization

Customization and personalization have long remained two of the most popular buzzwords in the modern development world. People often use the these …

Device-Free Time Is as Important as Work-Life Balance

The idea of “work-life balance” is an invention of the mid-19th century. The notion of cultivating awareness of one’s work versus one’s pleasure emerged when the word “leisure” caught on in Europe in the Industrial Era. Work became separate from “life” (at least for a certain class of men) and …

Work-life Balance

What 21st Century Leaders Need to Know

<i>By Ayelet Baron, @ayeletb</i><p>Our traditional models and systems are breaking all around us, and, as a result, there is increasing confusion about what true leadership is about. Some of us believe that there is a magic bullet guaranteed to instantly solve all of our problems. But 21st century leaders …

Leadership

A psychologist’s advice for navigating networking events when you hate mingling

You are at a networking event, or a conference. You don’t know anyone. You’ve already done the thing where you kill a few minutes replying to texts and emails, maybe even while frowning slightly at your phone to suggest that you’re engaged in Serious Business Work. It’s mingling time and you are …

Networking

LinkedIn Just Added Several Ways to Make Messaging Easier

LinkedIn continues to roll out updates, focusing on its messaging features Thursday.<p>The professional network introduced changes that allow users to …

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

It will not only make employees happy, it will also increase their productivity.<p>Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, …

The Workplace

Rethinking the Corporate Love Affair with Change

Managers have a tendency to belittle the people we see as “resistant to change” – the employees who don’t change fast enough.<p>But this bias toward speed and change – and above all, speedy change — belies humanity’s innate, and often advantageous, embrace of a <i>blend</i> of change and stability. The …

9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

If you want your best people to stay, you need to think carefully about how you treat them.<p>It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people …

Self-improvement

10 Top CEOs on What’s Changing About the World of Work

The way we work today is entirely different from the way worked 50, 25, 10, even five years ago. As the pace of technological advancements continues …

The Workplace

How to Tell Your Boss to Stop Doing Your Job

Sixty percent of employees don’t believe they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day at work, according to the 2017 State of the American Workplace report. Sadly, one common explanation for this is that their boss is too busy doing it for them. In our ten-year longitudinal study on …

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Become Better Problem-Solvers

Your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. So, follow these steps to enable them to tackle problems on their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're the visionary and leader of your company, but your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. They're carrying …

Creativity

5 Ways To Empower And Engage Employees To Lead Change

Shutterstock<p>One of the most important and inevitable obstacles any company faces multiple times throughout its life cycle is the need for change. Organizational transformation requires empowerment and participation at all levels. I have been writing a series of articles on leading culture-enabled …

Leadership

Research: How Incentive Pay Affects Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Trust

Most managers would agree that motivated, productive employees are crucial for organizational success, regardless of company size, industry, or corporate strategy. The question is how to motivate them. Offering employees performance-based incentive pay is one common approach, and it usually takes …

Promote Learning Transfer, Accelerate Strategy Execution

Learning and development leaders have been barraged for years with a distressing truth: Most training does not work. “For the most part, learning …

Learning

Coaching: The Secret to Retaining Top Talent

Figuring out how to retain the best employees remains a top priority for every business owner. This shouldn’t be a surprise: according to a study by …

Why Do Employees Stay? A Clear Career Path and Good Pay, for Starters

Employee turnover is expensive. Replacing an employee who quits costs, on average, 21% of their annual pay. While it’s tempting to dismiss turnover as a fact of life in today’s fast-moving job market, new research shows otherwise. Many reasons employees jump ship are surprisingly simple, and …

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; and since then, the business world has slowly but surely …

Leadership

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

« Transgender Protections: Moral Purpose or Moral Judgment? | Main<p><i>If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current</i> …