Managers generally assume their team members have a clear understanding of the expectations set for them; however, there is often a surprising gap between those expectations and employees’ understanding of them.
In a world that is increasingly powered by data, the ability to access, interpret, and glean insights from those data is critical. Unfortunately, that ability is scarce among workers around the world, and the data gap is widening, according to research from Accenture and Qlik.
Few initiatives, big or small, succeed without the help of a champion or sponsor—someone who takes ownership over the process and keeps the other stakeholders and team members focused in the midst of other responsibilities.
Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have a lot on their plates. Aside from operating with limited funds, maintaining public confidence, and striving to further a cause, they’re now expected to operate with the same finesse as a multimillion-dollar enterprise. But old habits die hard, and despite the growing need for change, NPOs are historically reluctant to adopt […]
Employees worry they don’t possess the skills it takes to prevail in today’s work climate. In fact, a new study released by Cornerstone found that half of the workforce doubts they have the skills to withstand a layoff. The solution to this fear? Using skills development as a way to avoid job loss, increase confidence, […]
HR professionals and managers have a lot on their plates, to put it mildly. So what can they do when they have needy employees who eat up disproportionate chunks of their time? You know the type—they ask you to review their work, seek constant feedback, or just show up at your desk to chat. Rebecca […]
by Dan Oswald “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” I came across that question in a book the other day, and it really got me thinking. I firmly believe there are many things we don’t try because we’re convinced we won’t succeed. The thinking goes, “Why even go […]
by Dan Oswald I happen to live in the country music capital of the world, Nashville. So at least a couple of country stations have been programmed into my radio. This morning on my drive to the office, I was listening to one of the stations when a Travis Tritt song titled “It’s a Great […]
I’m not much of a golfer. In fact, I’m no golfer at all. But my youngest son has caught golf fever and, as a result, I got to watch the final round of the British Open on television. The golf didn’t interest me as much as the mental aspects of what transpired. If you didn’t […]
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo […]