The case for coaching has been made. Coaching is recognized as a critical competency for leaders from organizations of all sizes and industries. Today, and into the foreseeable future, one of the most important priorities for leaders at all levels is to be catalysts for the high performance and career acceleration of their team members, […]
Look at the calendars of most managers and executives, and you’ll see they’re packed with meetings. Subordinates struggle to gain a little face time or get help with a tricky issue, and colleagues struggle to find time for collaboration. Their best chance is often scheduling a meeting several days or even weeks out, and even […]
One way to describe coaching is the practice of helping others do three things: Make decisions, commit to actions, and deliver results. To me, the whole purpose of coaching is to support people in being accountable to themselves by doing these three things.
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?