Category: Leadership

For the HR executive.

The Autocratic Advantage: 5 Best Practices for Top-Down Leadership

Randomly pick any book on business leadership styles at a bookstore, and chances are it will sing praises of the democratic, all-inclusive leadership style.  Coercion, dictatorship, and autocracy are bad, it will claim.  Now think about some business leaders that have had the maximum impact on the world in recent years.  Do Steve Jobs, Elon […]

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Military Leadership Skills Create Great Employee Engagement, Business Results

One of the most underappreciated and undervalued skill sets that veterans possess for civilian employers is the ability to combine a command and control culture with the room and understanding for individual initiative.  The combination of an adherence to process while exercising individual thought and initiative to adapt and adjust as business conditions change is […]

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coaching

What Do Millennial Leaders and First-time Managers Need to Succeed?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI) have released findings from their latest research collaboration, Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders. The study explores how first-time people managers and emerging leaders—many of whom are Millennials—can benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with […]

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Developing a Leadership Style that Builds Employee Trust

Few things have the potential to motivate and bring about positive change in the workplace as much as trust. It’s the one element that has the ability to improve nearly any relationship for the better, including even the most challenging ones in professional environments. Of course, trust can also seem somewhat elusive. After all, we’ve […]

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Communication

The Ideal Team Player: 3 Key Characteristics (Patrick M. Lencioni)

“Teamwork is such a competitive advantage,” says Patricki Lencioni, founder and president of the Table Group, author of The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable. Lencioni says he likes to keep it simple. He recently shared his three characteristics of the ideal team player at SHRM’s […]

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leadership

U.S. Employees Give Senior Leadership Low Marks, Willis Towers Watson Research Reveals

U.S. employees give their senior leadership low marks on key aspects of people management, including the ability to develop future leaders, evoke trust and confidence, and demonstrate sincere interest in employees’ well-being, according to research from Willis Towers Watson—a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company. Employees, however, give their immediate managers higher grades, although […]

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Diversity

SHRM Session: How Non-Hispanic Supervisors Can Lead Hispanic Employees

We at the HR Daily Advisor are here at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. Yesterday I attended a session by Glenn Llopis, a best-selling author, columnist, and senior advisor to Fortune 500, entitled Leading Hispanic Employees (for Non-Hispanic Supervisors).

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Are Hybrid Offices the Future of Work Design?

In part one of this article, we probed the fast rise of the “hybrid office” trend, as more companies—with an eye toward greater innovation and productivity—shift their focus away from “open” floor plans in favor of a mix of work areas that better meet employee needs.

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Are ‘Open’ Offices on Their Way Out?

It’s no secret that for years, “open” office spaces dominated current workspace trends. Companies of all sizes had shunned the so-called “cube farm” cubicle culture and flocked instead to the space-saving, minimalist floor plans to boost employee collaboration, engagement, and productivity.

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