Stressful situations have a way of bringing out the best or the worst in people. A crisis at work – whether it’s a small problem or a massive emergency – tests your leadership abilities. If you are calm, confident and decisive, demonstrating coolheaded action and effective communication skills, you will minimize the damage and gain… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Employee Development
How engaged are your employees? How does this affect the team as a whole? What is employee engagement, and how can you measure it? These are common questions managers are (and should be) asking themselves. Employee disengagement is a problem that can create a domino effect in your organization, causing unhappiness, turnover and even profit… Read more »
Conveying ideas and explaining information to others is an essential part of a manager’s job, from daily feedback and instructions to in-depth employee development and training. Many managers have never received formal training on how to relay information in a concise, clear and effective way, yet those who invest time in strengthening their written and… Read more »
There is no exact formula for professional success, and there will always be debate over which factors are most influential in achieving it– from hard work and intelligence to ambition and opportunity. Recently, there has been an increased awareness about the importance of emotional intelligence skills in the workplace. A well-balanced, mature and effective professional… Read more »
Since childhood, we have been conditioned to try to avoid failure at all costs. No one wants to fail academically or socially in school, and certainly, no one wants to fail professionally. We see failure as something to be ashamed of, instead of seeing it as we should: as an opportunity to learn and grow…. Read more »
Finally, some optimistic news about the economy: the US unemployment rate is now at 8.9 percent, its lowest level since April 2009. Total payroll employment has grown by 1.3 million, an average of 106,000 per month, since February 2010. The Labor Department reported that the nation’s employers added 192,000 non-farm jobs in February, up from… Read more »
Recognizing the skills and talents of your employees should be an ongoing activity, not just reserved for one day out of the year. However, much like Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to do something special for the person you love, National Employee Appreciation Day is an excellent occasion to show your employees that you… Read more »
Seeing a project through from start to finish, usually while facing challenges such as budget limitations and time constraints, is both an art and a science. A skilled project manager is able to stay on a tight schedule, manage people and tasks smoothly and be flexible enough to make last-minute changes, all without losing sight… Read more »
Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh is known for his unorthodox, yet effective, approach to running a successful business. Building a positive and supportive corporate culture has been his number one priority at Zappos, and he hasn’t been shy about emphasizing the importance of employee happiness in delivering excellent customer service, maintaining employee retention and making profits…. Read more »
As 2011 begins and employees and managers alike return to work with renewed energy, it is an opportune time to refocus your efforts on organizational goals and priorities. Before you get too deep in your long to-do list of projects and proposals and budgets for the new year, remember that employee learning and development should… Read more »
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