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Morag Barrett

Many managers would do well to quit their MBA program, (and quit Management by Bossing Around) to focus on their relationship skills. Maybe that manager is you.
But I’m not a people person!
Society is in a transition phase in terms of how relationships are valued in the workplace. The percentage of workers who come from the traditional “business is business” mindset is still large. However, as they approach retirement age the next generation is stepping forward, …

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Building Strong Stakeholder Relationships (with Tools to Help)

Jesse Jacoby

[Below is one of the 21 modules from Savvy Transition, a program that helps leaders be successful in their roles. If you like this content, check out the complete program at www.SavvyTransition.com.]
A stakeholder is anyone who shares (or might share) one or more of your objectives or goals—in other words, …

Five Reasons People Don’t Like Change

Carolyn Reid
Five Reasons People Don’t Like Change

Projects are about improving or fixing things. So it should be easy to get people excited about the change that comes from the completion of a project, right? Not really. People don’t like change. Maintaining status quo is easier. Here are some top reasons people are resistant to change:
Our brains …

Social Recognition: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Engage Employees

Paul Gadie
Social Recognition: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Engage Employees

Social media has become an important, daily part of our lives. Think about it for a moment: you, your friends and colleagues have smartphones, tablets or laptops, which are used to access Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or other social media accounts. While use is not uniform – and never will be; and whether you like it or not, …

How to Improve Your Employees’ Mindsets for Shared Success

Andrew Deen
How to Improve Your Employees’ Mindsets for Shared Success

Approaching a “Fixed” or “Growth” Mindset to Increase Employee Engagement through Strategic Communication
The mindset of your employees has an immense impact on how they think, feel, engage their colleagues, approach new challenges, and react to professional success or failure. Identifying and understanding the mentality of an employee is of critical …

How Leaders Can Inspire Change In Company Culture

Andrew Deen

Millennials are getting older and soon they will take over most of the jobs left by the generations before them. It is estimated that they will comprise as much as 75% of the workforce by 2025. They have witnessed a recession, a job crisis, and many are struggling with student …

Understanding the Workforce Challenges of Mergers and Acquisitions

Peter Quintana

The thing that tends to motivate all businesses, from the sole trader to the blue chip corporation, is the need for growth. But growth comes at a price and can put a huge amount of pressure and strain on businesses, as they attempt to navigate and mitigate for the internal …

Use an Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) to Drive Engagement

H. E. James

Every organization must work to keep employees engaged. For some organizations, the work of employee engagement is a breeze. For others, it’s a struggle. When organizations are struggling with employee engagement, increasing satisfaction through efforts like pride in the company, empowerment to enact change, and appreciation that goes beyond the …

Five Ways to Make Your Teams Ineffective

Jesse Jacoby
Five Ways to Make Your Teams Ineffective

Best-selling author, Mark Batterson, has said that “you can do nothing wrong and still do nothing right.”
When it comes to making teams effective, it could be that as far as you’re concerned you’re not doing anything wrong; and yet for some reason you’re still not getting the results that you …

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