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retaining top talent

Retaining Top Talent: 5 Things Employees Value More Than Money

By | Posted Nov 18, 2016

Even if you have plenty of room in your budget to pay everyone on your team over and above market rates, money isn’t the only thing that keeps people happy and engaged at work.

learn how to be creative

Can You Learn How To Be Creative? Believe It Or Not, Yes.

By | Posted Nov 17, 2016

Watch here as Sarah Prevette, founder of Future Design School, explains why teaching creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy in schools.

mental toughness

How Do You Build Mental Toughness? Think Like A Navy SEAL!

By | Posted Nov 15, 2016

OK, so maybe you won’t be able to pull off any of their daring feats, but you can still learn from Navy SEALs how to up your own mental toughness and resilience game.

difficult conversations

Awareness And Intention: Critical Skills For Difficult Conversations

By | Posted Nov 14, 2016

Leaders often avoid difficult conversations because they either don’t have the skills, or they fear all the emotions that may arise. The key is setting a conscious intention to guide the dialogue.

career advice from Sheryl Sandberg

You’ll Want To Take This Career Advice From Sheryl Sandberg

By | Posted Nov 8, 2016

At a recent event, this question was posed to respected leader Sheryl Sandberg: “What’s the number one thing you look for in someone who can scale with a company?” Her answer may (or may not) surprise you.

talent rotation

Mix It Up: The Benefits Of Talent Rotation For Leadership Development

By | Posted Nov 7, 2016

As part of your leadership development toolbox, rotational assignments can go a long way in strengthening your frontline leadership muscle and succession planning strategies, says HR expert and author Paul Falcone.

leadership qualities

The Best Leadership Qualities Are Also The Rarest

By | Posted Nov 1, 2016

What are the best leadership qualities? Watch as Les McKeown, president of Predictable Success, explains why good leaders are those who help everyone reach their goals—without thinking of themselves as heroes.

being honest with co-workers

Being Honest With Co-Workers — Without Being A Jerk

By | Posted Oct 20, 2016

Watch as Kim Scott, former Google director and author of Radical Candor, explains how to “personalize” your approach to talking with colleagues, leading to more productive interactions.

managing introverts

Managing Introverts: 5 Ways To Get It Right

By | Posted Oct 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Chances are you have at least a couple of introverts on your team. The first step to managing introverts is understanding that their introversion is not a defect or fault—they merely derive their energy from a different source.

strategy and culture

Fuse Strategy And Culture For People-First Leadership

By | Posted Oct 17, 2016

In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.

written warning

The Written Warning: What If An Employee Won’t Sign It?

By | Posted Oct 14, 2016

Corrective action, in its purest form, is meant to be an alert that performance isn’t meeting company expectations, so the individual can turn things around and get back on track. But what if an employee refuses to sign a written warning?

employee productivity

Checking In: The Key To Employee Productivity

By | Posted Oct 13, 2016

Watch as Jessica O. Matthews, founder of Uncharted Play, explains how she keeps tabs on everyone’s progress in order to maintain employee productivity: Check in to make sure no one is checked out.

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