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Kathleen Downs, Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Finance and Accounting, explains how today’s employers—and employees—should approach the concept of companies paying for staff training.
Email is useful, but it can be a productivity killer. Watch as Nicole Sahin, founder of Globalization Partners, explains why her favorite tip is to turn off her inbox for the majority of the day.
Managers are people, not superheroes. But when they’re at least somewhat familiar with the 5 main managerial mindsets, they can more easily recognize which skills are needed, and appropriately switch between them.
The more things change, the more one thing has remained the same. Goal setting (based on mutually agreed-upon goals) is still one of the most effective tools in the manager’s toolbox for managing performance.
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.
The most effective leaders are those who practice mindfulness to get the most out of themselves, and their people. Cathy Rose Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough, describes how she stays composed, beats workplace stress, and improves performance.
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.
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?
Microsoft’s Geoffrey CoIon attended some sessions at Advertising Week with his name badge and affiliation hidden, to see how people would treat him—and demonstrate the need for authenticity in marketing. Here’s what happened.