One of the buzzwords in many leadership and management circles is “ownership.” Companies want their employees to take ownership of their assignments, projects, teams, responsibilities, corporate goals, etc. When companies say this, they mean they want employees to be accountable and take initiative, and they want them to be personally invested. That all sounds great, […]
Students, or anyone who has been a student, have a data problem, and it’s one they may not even know exists. The massive data set of student transcript information in the United States is largely inaccessible to the individuals it is designed to benefit.
Employee engagement is a loosely defined term. Enter it into a search engine, and you are likely to come up with as many definitions as search results.
Acing an interview is an important step in landing a job, but it’s no easy feat, and your time to show yourself off is limited. According to a new CareerBuilder survey conducted by The Harris Poll, around half of employers (49%) know within the first 5 minutes of an interview if a candidate is a […]
Almost every leader I have interviewed and or worked with, tells me they want a high-performance team. In fact, the number of teambuilding training sessions, workshops, books, and ropes courses equate to more than 10,000. Clearly, when it comes to constructing a team of people who work well together to create winning outcomes, knowing how […]
Riaz Khadem, founder and CEO of Infotrac, thinks every employer should be using a scorecard system. In his book Total Alignment, Khadem asserts that the scorecard connects individuals with your company’s vision and strategy—and, when all the employees have a scorecard, the entire company is aligned, people are focused on the most important activities, and […]
With all the recent focus on workplace culture, it’s clear now more than ever that employees want accountability and transparency from their employers; but are they actually getting it?
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.
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 […]
The troubling dysfunction of San Francisco based Uber Technologies, Inc.’s corporate culture is a testimony to the workplace mantra that “culture is set from the top.” Did Uber’s management really think that a hotline for anonymously reporting illegal behaviors or the nomination of a prominent woman to its board of directors would be enough to […]