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Business incubator Les McKeown, who has founded more than 40 companies, believes all of us have the potential to become a leader, if we are willing to do the small things that make big things possible.
Employees are going to complain—even employees who work for top-notch organizations and outstanding managers. However, negative feedback isn’t something you should discourage because it allows you to make changes that increase innovation, productivity and morale.
Technology can quicken the recruiting process and make hiring managers’ jobs much easier. However, remember these tips when using technology to attract your next superstar employee:
When you want to hire that top prospect, seal the deal with one simple trick: Put the job offer in writing in addition to extending it verbally.
Your team’s decision can be out of date before it’s even made. Best bet: At each stage of the decision-making process, review the conclusions you have made thus far.
If you want to be effective, when you delegate can be as important as what you delegate. Follow this advice to time your directions just right.
Are you great at planning but fall short on execution? Planning is important, but when you overanalyze, you bog down the project and kill momentum.
The rank-and-file aren’t eyeing the C-suite, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com poll.
Fitting the right people into the right jobs makes a huge impact on productivity and morale. Yet some studies indicate that up to 70% of workers are “misemployed,” working in positions for which they aren’t the best-suited employees.
When leadership guru Jim Collins took West Point’s leadership chair in 2011, he wanted to know how cadets succeed under pressure. They don’t—at first. They keep getting decked and getting back up...
Jay Anders sought to change the way his company trained its 9,000 employees to grow into leaders. So he shifted its focus from traditional classroom seminars to self-directed resources.
Just six days before the now-famous hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates, Captain Richard Phillips held a surprise security drill aboard his ship. He wanted to test his crew’s ability to defend against a pirate attack.
Quizzing employees on critical facts can help them acquire the knowledge they need. But there’s a right and wrong way to administer one.
Being asked to be someone’s mentor can be flattering—and perhaps a bit scary. When considering the prospect, think about these four issues.
Once a year, Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo, invites his senior executives to his palatial home in a ritzy section of Beijing for a mix of lighthearted fun and dead-serious business. What happens at the place one of his employees calls “a mini-Versailles"?
Many companies are focusing more effort on developing "HiPos," but simply offering a HiPo program doesn’t guarantee business success.
Whether an employee of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is a pilot, a medic or an HR director, he or she has a working knowledge of all of those jobs.
To lift an employee’s performance, you can bark do-this, do-that commands. But you’ll make a more positive impact by helping people discover for themselves how to improve. Use adult learning theory to guide your coaching. Here’s how:
Deep learning occurs when you enable employees to forge neural connections so their skills and insights are easier to tap. Here’s how to make that happen.
Manage your staff more effectively with these tips.
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