A Google search of the words "employee motivation" found 32,800,000 websites in .28 seconds. Though developing a program to successfully inspire your workers might take a bit more time and (hopefully) require fewer resources, it may be easier than you think!
Successful leaders know the importance of disciplined, consistent treatment of their subordinates, but they must also recognize when it’s better to forgive and forget mistakes from the past. Courageous managers and executives balance accountability and generosity, realizing that compassion is often the wisest course to follow.
Take a moment to consider your most challenging goals. How confident would you feel if you had achieved all of those goals? How would it affect your self-confidence if everything you tried worked out positively, and every day brought yet another triumph?
Among the many qualities considered vital for successful leaderhip, humility often gets the most lip service - but rarely much in the way of action. A 2012 study conducted at the University of Buffalo showed that humble bosses differ from their egocentric peers in three significant ways. Unpretentious leaders were found to be far more likely to: 1) lead by example, 2) admit their mistakes, and 3) recognize their followers’ strengths. Good to know, but what might it do for the good of the organization?
Many of us have worked with a bad boss in our lifetime. Remember the micro-manager, the yeller, the softy, the one who’s never there, and/or the boss who takes all the credit for your work? We've all experienced trials and tribulations working under these leadership styles. "It’s frustrating," we say to ourselves, "but that's life." What if, though, we could somehow magically transform supervisors of this sort into competent, inspiring leaders?
Prior to his tragic assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. was viewed by many as a heretic, a false prophet, a deterrent who did little to boost the civil rights movement’s forward motion. His core message and ultimate hope, "...that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word," have since silenced Reverend King’s critics and now stand as testimony to his wisdom and foresight.
When you think of the word "agility," what ideas or synonyms come to mind? What about flexibility, speed, dexterity - words often used to describe high-performing athletes? What about "agility" in the workplace? Can the same words be used to describe the qualities of superior workers? Two increasingly-popular phrases, “talent agility” and “learning agility,” suggest they can and already are!
With about 1.15 billion monthly users, Facebook has become a major tool for job candidates and employers alike. Given the large number of active participants and the rich data available through Facebook, it’s no surprise that recruiters and hiring managers have taken notice.
Employee engagement is a top concern for U.S. companies today, and justifiably so. A finding from a recent Gallup report serves as testament to the growing focus on worker dedication: only 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged, costing businesses an estimated $550 billion annually. The large-scale epidemic of disengagement within the American workforce has led many to panic, struggling to find solutions before it’s too late.
Profiles International, Inc. introduced a new line of products at their 2014 Annual Convention this weekend, including a ProfileXT® report specifically designed to accelerate team performance.