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How often do you have team meetings? A best practice of successful managers involves meeting with the team regularly. The research shows that meeting weekly keeps energy high, increases productivity, and keeps employee engagement strong. Key Elements for Success These meetings must contain certain key elements in order...

How often do you struggle to manage your emotions when things get tough? In our recent 1000 manager survey, we asked this manager resilience question. Over 53% said they struggle to manage their emotions more than the best practice of “quarterly.” There’s nothing wrong with showing your...

How engaged is your company? We all know how important employee engagement is, but most organizations struggle to identify simple, practical methods for inspiring and motivating their teams. That's why we talked with Scott Friedman! As a motivational humorist, Scott Friedman inspires and entertains with engaging, interactive...

This may be a question you’ve never considered before. But if you’re a manager who understands that your role has to change and respond to different situations, it’s a question that’s well worth thinking about. Servant leadership was a concept that Robert Greenleaf wrote about in...

Being committed to your role as a manager doesn’t mean it’s personal.   You are not the role you play. You can have many roles in life: parent, marriage partner, sibling, child, employee, manager, etc. But what I stress in my leadership coaching practice is that you are...

Whether you are a high-level executive or a new manager working your way up the corporate ladder, you are likely being pulled in many different directions. This means that you have to be thoughtful about how, when, and in whom you are investing your time...

New employees need to contribute to the organization’s mission--and help shape it--as quickly as possible. Here’s how managers can fast-track conscious evolution. (Hint: This works for not-so-new employees, too!) Why it Matters Onboarding new employees goes beyond an orientation session and an explanation of projects and processes....

by guest blogger Sofia The role of any manager includes establishing—and attaining—goals, communication, motivating, and coaching, all towards supporting the overall success of the organization. We know that employees don’t leave companies: they leave managers. So how do I ensure that my employees don’t leave me? My...

When working with companies and organizations on issues important to them, relationships rank at the top of the “problems” heap. Relationship issues are what keep managers and leaders up at night. These issues can certainly impact the bottom line since an organization is only as...