Why Make Managers A Strategic Priority?

Guest post from Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage:What would your organization be like if every employee had a great manager? What would happen to productivity, quality, morale and customer satisfaction? In every organization, managers are a key leverage point to drive higher performance and better business results. Managers maintain service and quality standards and ensure adherence…

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High Performance Involves Taking Care of Yourself

  It goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. If you’re stressed out, you can’t do your best work. Arianna Huffington talks about the importance of taking care of yourself in her six-part LinkedIn Learning course “Thrive”. My big takeaway was a confession that Huffington made at the beginning of the course….

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Why Every Organization Should Focus on Making Managers More Coach-Like

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: “Coaching” is one of those buzzwords that has been flying around human resources and leadership conversations for a few years now. By now we know how effective coaching can bridge the gap between HR and talent development. Trouble is, not everyone really knows what coaching means. It’s easy enough…

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Creating a Culture of Original Thinkers

As business professionals, we often talk about company culture, employee engagement, and diversity. However, sometimes when we have these conversations, we talk about each topic separately. As in, “Company culture is important because…” or “Employee engagement will help your organization do…” and “Creating a diverse culture improves the business…” At this year’s WorkHuman Conference, pioneered…

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Nick Saban Is a Steve Jobs-Type Control Freak: Exhibit 63

The sports world follows the business world in a lot of ways.  There's talent considerations, managing performance and more. Oh yeah – the best leaders in sports, just like in business, are a little bit crazy.  They are crazy control freaks with a detailed plan on how domination is going to be achieved.  Think Steve…

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