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What the Best Managers Know About Disengaged Employees thumbnail
According to Gallup’s recent 2017 study, 70% of employees are not engaged at work. And countless studies have shown that the number one predictor of employee engagement and satisfaction is the relationship they have with their supervisor. So what do the best managers know about disengaged employees? Today I share a story from one of the most disengaged times in my life, and how my leader helped me get through.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Communicationwinning well
Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Team Building Ideas thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about team time. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival follows up on this month’s with a theme all about growth and change. The question for the month is: What is an area of growth you are focusing on, either professionally or personally? Submit your growth and change related blog posts and answers to that question here! This month’s question was: What tips do you have for working well with a team?  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Frontline Festival
The Worst Mistake You Can Make With a Bad Hire thumbnail
“When did you know he was a bad hire?” “Pretty much from day 1.” “And when did you first have a frank conversation about your concerns.” “Err… yesterday.” “And now you want to terminate them?” “Yeah, I mean it’s been a problem for a really long time. He’s got to go!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this seen this scene play out– both in my HR exec days, and now in the frustrations of my clients looking to add more rigor to their performance management processes  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   confident humilitywinning well
One Reason Your Employees are Rolling Their Eyes thumbnail
Have you ever had a supervisor who congratulated you for doing something that you knew wasn’t praiseworthy, or worse, something you knew was actually detrimental to the organization in the long run? Or have you seen a peer recognized for their “great work” only to find yourself secretly muttering “if they only knew…” I see this happen in organizations all the time. Managers encourage the wrong behavior, for the wrong reasons…sending a ripple effect of negative messaging throughout the organization  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   winning well
How Do I Get My Team to Trust Me? (Story and Video) thumbnail
Our 8th Winning Well Principle: Trust the Trenches has so many nuances, all of which I learned the hard way. For me, it wasn’t the delegating, or asking for input, that was the hardest… it was trusting my team enough to be vulnerable. To trust them enough to admit that I’m far from perfect, and having the confidence to know that was okay. I still had vision. And a plan. And we could still win well  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   confident humilitywinning well
3 Consequences of Promoting the Smart, Successful Jerk (with video) thumbnail
Oh he’s good. Very good. He get’s sh__ done. It’s hard to argue with the results. So what if he’s ruffling a few feathers… with his team, with his peers, with HR, with IT. The better he does, the better you look. And so you choose to look the other way, shrug your shoulders and chalk it up to the cost of genius  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Results & Executionwinning well
Frontline Festival: Leaders Give Pointers on Creating Connection thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about creating connection. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival follows up on this month’s with a theme all about team time. The question for the month is: What practical tips do you have for working well with a team and building a sense of teamwork?? Submit your teamwork related blog posts and answers to that question here!  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Frontline Festival
Show Me the Love: Recognition that Makes a Difference (with video) thumbnail
Yesterday a high-potential, high-performing VP called: Karin, the thing is, I know I’ve been accomplishing a lot. And I shouldn’t need this. But, I just wish one of the big guys would just say “thank you.” HR and my peers have told me “Oh, if you haven’t heard anything, you can be sure you’re doing just fine. if you’re screwing up, that will be perfectly clear. No news is good news. But. The truth is, I’m so hungry for a simple “thank you,” or a nod that I’m on the right track. Is that bad?  »  Read More
 
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