I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent. I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. possible
Companies always have respected the fact that senior workers can share their experiences and skills with junior employees via mentorship. They're even embracing the idea that this can work the opposite
If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not
The old saying "jack of all trades, master of none," is almost always used with negative connotations. It usually means a person lacks the focus needed to stick with anything long enough to become truly
Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) practice.
In the Navy SEAL teams, there are three things we must do perfectly to be effective operators: Move, Shoot and Communicate. Communication being of the utmost importance. As a leader, great communication
inlinevideo Ever been placed in a situation where you were really put to the test? Perhaps it was a defining moment for your personal life or professional career? Many of us have to make decisions that
Does your team lack cohesion? Do you often ask yourself if your employees are even taking you seriously? Would you like to transform your “me” culture into a “we” culture? In his new book, Leadership from
I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a mentor. Elon Musk
As founder of a company espousing to change work cultures through servant-leadership, I never thought I'd admit to this on my Inc. column: The top-down, command-and-control leadership style works. Actually,
Don’t be intimidated by a smart staff, just learn how to direct their intelligence and skills. If you think the boss should have all the answers, you might be confused about what it means to be a good
jennifer maravillas FOR HBR In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s
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I get a lot of mail from HR leaders and department managers who have questions about employee satisfaction. Since few if any business schools or HR training programs teach people about fear and trust,
Let's get something straight: Manager and leader are not synonymous terms. Manage implies maintaining the status quo. It's a manager's job to ensure that things go as planned and that the team meets expectations.
Employee engagement is running at around 32 percent. Which means that a staggering 68 percent of staff, potentially your staff, are either disengaged or, even worse, actively disengaged. According to this