Change management: Involve employees early to get increased buy-in when making changes

March 10, 2023
Change often scares people. A shift from the familiar generates feelings of uncertainty. The environment one knew how to navigate becomes filled with potential obstacles and hazy outcomes. Organizations can reduce some of this discomfort and boost the likelihood of workers getting on board with changes by bringing them into the mix sooner rather than later.

7 reasons leaders must shift in today’s changing workplace

March 8, 2023
Good leaders adapt and shift, an especially crucial element in today’s rapidly changing world. We all know a massive amount of change is happening in today’s workplace, so it’s a no-brainer for leaders to change along with it. If this doesn’t describe you as a leader, read on to learn how to shift as a leader and emerge stronger.

Book review: The Long-Distance Team

March 8, 2023
Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel, authors of the new book The Long-Distance Team, delved into how to design your team for success long before COVID transformed the workplace. The book is ideal for those who want to institute change but don’t know where to start.

Leadership advice from Doris Kearns Goodwin

March 8, 2023
Many describe the nation’s current state of affairs as turbulent, to say the least. But is it worse than other times in history? Mike Aitken, chief membership officer for the Society of Human Resource Management, spoke to presidential biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on that topic during a recent meeting.

Become the best boss you can be

March 8, 2023
American poet Maya Angelou famously said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In that simple wisdom lies the heart of inspirational leadership and becoming a “favorite boss” to those you lead.

Avoid these missteps: 6 reasons intentional communication can fail

March 8, 2023
Failure teaches lessons. Talking about the gains and successes when leadership uses intentional communication techniques in a workforce is fun. However, much can be learned from looking at communication failures.

3 musts for building a successful hybrid team

March 8, 2023
It is one thing to take a group of individuals and create a team in a shared environment/workplace. It is another when everyone is remote from each other, on a level (although sometimes challenging) playing field. Here are three things you must do now to create and support a successful hybrid team.

Discover the key to management success: A strong training plan

March 8, 2023
How many times have you come across a manager who was a strong performer in their previous role, but is suddenly not meeting expectations? While organizations support internal promotions and encourage employees to show potential, managers are often left to lead on instinct without proper training on how to be a manager.

How to strengthen your empathy muscle—crucial for managers

March 3, 2023
Being a good manager isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop the skills and abilities necessary to effectively lead a team. Valuable lessons are learned through trial and error, and the constantly changing work landscape necessitates the development of new methods and approaches to ensure your people-first intent is received as such.

Adapt these behaviors to drive engagement and retention

February 17, 2023
Remember the saying “people don’t quit jobs, they quit managers”? Well, it still rings true. Most of the core reasons people quit their jobs are driven from the top. Organizations looking to improve employee retention need to start with effective leadership, according to Paycor, provider of HR and payroll solutions.