One of the keys to a successful business is great leadership. Leaders can have a profound impact on employee engagement, retention and productivity and can be the difference between a high performing team and one that fails to succeed. Leadership can take on many forms and doesn’t necessarily require that someone be in a management position, just the ability to bring together and inspire greatness in others and provide a vision for the future of an organization. The following quotes are meant to inspire those in leadership positions to take a close look at ways in which they can can improve their leadership style and effectiveness.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the “unretired” – seniors who are returning to the workforce in droves for economic or personal reasons. I call this formidable group “Gen U™” because they represent an astounding number of people who have a completely different mindset from that of prior retired generations. Thankfully, smart companies are beginning to embrace their value, wisdom and experience.
Many of us focus on what we need to do to be successful, rather than who we need to be to be successful. Who we need to be speaks directly to our values, as well as our level of self-awareness about our behaviours and whether or not we are willing to take responsibility for those behaviours. Getting curious about the nature of our thoughts is the point of departure on the journey to self-awareness. It is the first step on the path to personal responsibility and empowerment.
There's no easy way to break the news when employees must be let go. Just make sure you’re not alienating everyone who’s still on board. Here is advice for companies when terminating an employee.
The primary difference between leaders who lead and those who simply manage is how much autonomy they encourage for their team. This is not to say that a leader's input or vision is not valuable or is not a required role of their job. However, how a leader makes their team members feel about their own role within their position can have very positive or negative effects.
Research has shown that an employee who is happy and engaged is likely to be more productive, less likely to complain and more motivated. However, not all companies understand that it is fundamental to keep employees motivated in order to persuade them to be more productive. Here are some useful tips that might help you increase company productivity with the help of your staff personnel.
It is important to maintain a healthy and open-minded environment in your workplace; your employees are your ships, and you are their lighthouse. You need each other to make the company work. Make sure that however you act, that’s how your employees will feel about you. We’re here to give you 5 tips on how you can get your working atmosphere to a positive and productive level.
According to The Herman Group, 75 percent of employees who voluntarily leave their jobs say they’re not pursuing other interests or chasing more money—they’re escaping bad managers and poor leadership. Using our experience in internal communications, we looked at some of the most common things employees say after they quit, and how bosses can address these issues before it’s too late.
Today’s executives are being asked to communicate their organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy to more diverse audiences and in a variety of cultural settings. The key to success is to properly brief your executive beforehand and ensure that they are comfortable with the content, see the business relevance of diversity and inclusion and feel that they can deliver a powerful and motivational message.
In assessing the effectiveness of communications, the primary focus normally is on verbal and written communications and, to some extent, body language. Listening, although essential, is often overlooked or given less consideration. This is a mistake. A number of benefits can be derived when those in leadership positions focus on listening as part of the communication process. Here is a list of 8 ways to apply effective listening skills.