Archive for the ‘Leadership Blog’ Category

Sleeping with Your Smartphone?

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In a recent webinar, I heard Harvard Business School Professor Leslie Perlow share the secrets from her new book about changing the way we work to achieve greater personal balance, while also becoming more effective and efficient. She describes the challenges and benefits of disconnecting, and provides a step-by-step guide to changing how our teams work. Perlow says many of us are becoming addicted to a cycle of responsiveness where we put ourselves under increasing… Read More

Are You Too Nice at the Office?

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Are You Too Nice at the Office? Men’s Health – menshealth.com/health/are-you-too-nice-at-the-office by Markham Heid October 4, 2012, 10:00 pm EDT This week in unfortunately true clichés: Nice guys really do finish last, according to a new study from Princeton University. Researchers recruited 133 people and asked each to craft an email that included words from a predetermined list. For some participants, the goal of the email was to appear warm and friendly. For others, the… Read More

Build Confidence to help Employees Soar!

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Good leaders know that the more confidence an individual possesses the more efficient and productive they tend to be in meeting their goals. Yet, employees of a certain age often believe that it’s too late to become a confident presenter, successful leader or effective manager, and that their window of opportunity closed somewhere between their formative years and now. However, these beliefs are simply myths. By helping our employees grow in self-esteem and confidence, we… Read More

DISC Promotes Engagement, Productivity

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Are you looking for a cost-effective tool to help you select and hire the right employee? Or to assist with the coaching and development of your current team? If so, the executive coaches and consultants at The Workplace Coach encourage you to explore TTI Brand DISC Assessments. DISC assessments are the most widely used (non-clinical) business profiling tools worldwide. Thousands of organizations of all sizes, major governmental agencies, and Fortune 500 companies use DISC products… Read More

Fun Fosters Productivity

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Board Certified Coach, Donna Deming from New York shares with our readers the following example of how managers and leaders can create a more enjoyable work environment that fosters fun, collaboration and productivity: Sylvia Bryans is the manager of a small business in New York City.  Her staff of seven all get along with each very well; there isn’t one personality in the group that is disliked—except, that is, for Ms. Bryans herself. Most of… Read More

Manager As Coach

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“Regardless of how good an employer and their employee engagement initiatives may be, if their managers do not have a genuine interest in their team and provide adequate support, and coaching, the employee will not want to remain with the employer long-term.” (Fairplace Cedar, May 2012). According to recent research by Talent Management experts at Fairplace Cedar, located in the UK, building the coaching capability of managers offers many benefits for organizations.  These include a… Read More

The Managers Oracle, II

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Mark Schwartz, Author of The Managers Oracle shares with us the following excerpt from his book… Facilitating Staff Make no mistake: A leader/manager’s job is not simply planning and budgeting.  It’s not just report-writing or self-importantly handing out orders for subordinates to follow.  Nor is it sitting behind a big desk and blithely picking up a plump paycheck. A most important part of your job as leader/manager is the major responsibility to constantly and thoroughly… Read More