Studies have shown that happy employees are more productive in the workplace, but sometimes there is a misalignment between what managers think will make their employees happy and what actually makes them happy. Some companies assume that... (Read More)
Goal-setting isn't just for New Years' resolutions. Setting goals in the workplace is crucial to motivating employees to perform at their best in their positions. If you're not actively helping your employees set and track their goals at the moment... (Read More)
The Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) approach was initially developed by Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson in 2001 as a way of attracting top talent through non-traditional management methods. ROWE is based on a simple premise: Work output matters... (Read More)
What is the difference between a manager and a leader? While managers primarily serve to manage the work that other people do, effective leaders inspire those who report to them. Your job title may be more management-focused than leadership-focused... (Read More)
Employee engagement is a major concern for managers today. Research shows that employees who aren't engaged on-the-job are often less innovative and productive. And they are more likely to switch jobs at the nearest opportunity. Don't let employees... (Read More)
Curiosity represents the desire to learn and know. It is intrinsic to human nature and drives us to be more than the sum of our parts. The best leaders create an environment in which curiosity and learning new skills is valued.
Surveys show us... (Read More)
Change is a fact of life in today's business world. Yet coping with change can be difficult for many people.
No matter what industry or sector you're in, rarely does anyone actually like organizational change. We're creatures of habit. For this... (Read More)
Taking vacations is good for business. And we're not just talking about you; we're talking about your team as well.
A broad array of research shows that vacation time helps workers be more creative, engaged and productive. Time off helps fight... (Read More)
How you handle criticism says a lot about your leadership qualities. Remaining calm while listing to criticism from others and taking the time to evaluate whether the criticism is valid is a vital skill. Here's a roadmap to effectively managing... (Read More)
You're busy. That's why it's so easy to spend most of your time behind your desk. The problem: It's not only unhealthy, but it is probably making you less effective at what you do. Getting away from your desk may seem like a luxury, but it's... (Read More)