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Millennials: They’re Just Like Everybody Else

“The single biggest decision you make in your job – bigger than all the rest – is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits – nothing.” –Jim Clifton, CEO Gallup Inc. contributor Marcel Schwantes published an article last June about why employees … Continue reading Millennials: They’re Just Like Everybody Else

Managerial Malpractice: The Failure to Give Positive Feedback

What’s the first thing you say to your team after they complete a project? If you’re like most leaders, you probably say nothing. Time and again in our leadership training workshops, we see high-level executives who are unable and unwilling to give positive feedback to their employees. And make no mistake, it’s costing them – … Continue reading Managerial Malpractice: The Failure to Give Positive Feedback

Leading on Purpose: It’s a Learned Skill

One major obstacle to a leader’s success is a lack of people skills. Leaders who cannot work effectively with people are often demoted, asked to leave, or bounce from company to company. Most leaders are hired or promoted because they are highly intelligent, have a strong work ethic, possess strong technical skills, and display a … Continue reading Leading on Purpose: It’s a Learned Skill

The Art of Delegating: 5 Tips to Success

Can you imagine delegating all of your work, and what would that mean for you?  Believe it or not, you’d still be busy, but you’d be spending time on activities much more valuable to your company and career. Here are five tips to keep in mind as you consider delegating for your own success and … Continue reading The Art of Delegating: 5 Tips to Success

Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

According to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 63% of Millennials in the U.S. workforce – that’s 6 in 10 – believe their “leadership skills are not being fully developed.” Among those likely to leave within two years, 71% stated they were unhappy with their company’s leadership development. Those statistics should set off alarm bells for … Continue reading Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

I’ll Text You Next Year

Forget quarterly and annual reviews.  In today’s workplace, it’s all about instant feedback.  Millennials have learned to expect instant responses to texts and very quick turnaround on Internet searches. As they populate the workplace in greater numbers, leaders need to learn how to engage their employees by providing regular feedback about performance much more frequently … Continue reading I’ll Text You Next Year