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How to Inspire Your Team To Improve Performance (and Why Rewards Don’t Work)

Rewarding Employees

For decades, external rewards of many types have been used to motivate employees to achieve goals, but today, a more efficient method of driving performance is becoming popular at companies of all sizes. The Foundation of Incentives You’re likely familiar with these popular methods of external motivation – bonuses, pay raises, and “employee of the […]

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The Difference Between Compliance and Commitment and How to Create Committed Teams

Leadership Employee Commitment

All employers should ask: Do I have a compliant or committed workforce? After a number of major ethical and criminal scandals in the corporate world, business leaders realized that employees complying with laws and corporate policies aren’t the same as employees committed to corporate values and goals. The eye-opening scandals became a leadership call-to-action to […]

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5 Problematic Employees and How to Handle Them

Managing employees is a difficult task especially if there’s no continuing growth plan in place. There are endless personality types in any given work environment and each of them will require a different approach and training. While some employees rarely need special attention, others will require a great deal. Consider five of the most common […]

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How Strong Leaders Address Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying hurts employees, drains morale, and costs businesses money when they must replace employees who quit due to repeated mistreatment. However, team leaders, managers, and even executives can help spot and stop bullying in the workplace. Workplace Bullying, Defined Workplace bullying is the targeted, habitual mistreatment of one or more employees. While single acts of aggression, sabotage, […]

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Three Things Managers Do That Push Good Talent Away

Managers Push Talent

Fifty percent of employees quit their job because of management — rather than job responsibilities or pay. Supervisors sometimes don’t realize the ways that they push people away instead of motivate them to succeed. Here are three things your leaders can do to help your company hold on to its best talent. Avoid Micromanaging Poor […]

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5 Incredibly Practical Ways To Measure The Effectiveness of Your Leadership Training

Effective Leadership Training

With his “Cost of Doing Nothing” calculator, author and leadership expert Ken Blanchard conducted extensive research, including analysis of hundreds of companies. His findings revealed that each year a company fails to incorporate true leadership development, the greater the negative financial impact. In fact, he determined that ignoring leadership development leads to an average loss […]

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5 Ways to Prep Your Team for Leadership

grow new leaders

Every leader wants self-motivated employees who can think and act for themselves. Once you reach a point where every employee is engaged and doing an excellent job staying motivated, it’s a good idea to start looking for new leaders among those employees. Here are five ways to instill leadership skills into your team members that will serve […]

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