Tag: leadership

Act like you own the place

by Dan Oswald I was at a conference last week with a group of senior executives and company owners. Not surprisingly, one of the topics the group discussed was how to identify and attract top talent. It was suggested that a common trait in the best employees is that they act like owners. That might […]

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3 Qualities of Effective Leadership in the Modern Workplace

The concepts and values of leadership have evolved over the years. While the ideas of “Be loyal to your employer and do what you are told,” “Get people to follow you,” or “Climb your way to the top” used to be the standard mode of operation, times have changed. The workforce today is not interested […]

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Diversity

How to Take Action: Strategies for Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace in 2018

The volatility of 2017 further surfaced a number of longstanding and important issues, like racial and gender equality and diversity of thought in the workplace. While these issues aren’t new, the political climate created an environment where we all proactively address diversity and inclusion more frequently, bringing it to the forefront of workplace conversations, values […]

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Know Your Employees’ Work Languages

Note from Dan Oswald: A colleague and I, on occasion, discuss various leadership or management approaches. It was more than a year ago when he floated the concept of “work languages” during one of our conversations. I told him that I agreed with his overall premise, as I believe that a leader must understand what […]

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How Leaders Can Save Employees (and Themselves) from Overwhelm in the New Year

Transitioning from one year to the next can be hectic, not only for families but also for businesses focused on new revenue goals, project completions and 2018 planning. Chances are, everyone in your organization is feeling the pressure after taking off for the holidays to get back into the swing of things as quickly and […]

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culture

When Culture Goes Wrong, How to Pick Up the Pieces

In November 2017, Dara Khosrowshahi sat down with the New York Times for his first interview after becoming Uber’s chief executive and replacing Travis Kalanick.  He discussed the company’s culture prior to his arrival, admitted that it “went wrong,” and said that he is committed to fixing these important issues facing the company.

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Should you be an HR leader?

by Allison Gusmus Whether you are a salesperson or a CFO, you should be thinking about the people in your organization. You may think, “I’m in sales, why should I care about the people in my organization?” or “I’m the CFO, numbers are my thing, not people,” but you are dead wrong. It’s part of […]

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Corporate

The Route to the Top of the Corporate Ladder Is Not Always Vertical

When employees are happy in the workplace, they almost always want to climb the ladder to positions of greater responsibility. While this hasn’t changed, workers are no longer thinking in terms of making a linear ascent to the top of a hierarchical organization.

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What HR Can Learn from Stakeholder-Centered Coaching

Executive coaching is an established tool in the HR box. It helps executives become better leaders and managers.  In the process, it can improve the performance of teams and entire organizations.

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