Each organization has its own distinct “cultural language” whether you realize it or not. The way you pose questions, give directives and convey information shapes how others will respond. Speaking in warm, empathetic terms strengthens your connection. To adopt the right language at work, try these tips.
William Gus Pagonis ran logistics in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Based on the 18 months that Pagonis directed the movement of troops and supplies to the Gulf, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf praised him as the war’s “logistical wizard.” How did Pagonis do it?
Many organizations conduct exit interviews with outgoing employees. But instead of putting too much stock in exit interviews, conduct “stay interviews” with current employees. Every quarter, meet privately with them and ask three questions.
Setting goals is more art than science. You want people to give full effort to attain ambitious goals without making the targets so outlandish that employees lose hope. To strike that balance, think in terms of PUSH goals: passionate, urgent, specific, hairy.
Chief Executive Research has released its 2013-2014 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies.
You know that kind of day when you accomplish a lot—but not one thing you planned? Here are some ways to avoid detours.
Look ahead the Larry Page way … Deliver a real statement to your people … Have a career plan as strong as Campbell Soup’s CEO.
“Great leadership is not a solo act,” says Robert Vanourek, chairman emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute and co-author of Triple Crown Leadership. “It’s a group performance. You need to connect through the heart to lead effectively.”
The Associated Press placed Babe Didrikson Zaharias in the Top 10 athletes of the 20th century. “The formula for success is simple,” she said. “Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration.”
“Workaholic,” coined by the American psychologist Wayne Oates, reflected the man’s own addiction to work. But do workaholics really exist? There’s still no medical definition. Look for these signs.