Tag: managers

manager

6 Traits Your Managers Must Have

Research continues to show that good employees leave bad managers, not necessarily bad roles or bad companies. Unfortunately, however, bad managers are prevalent across organizations and entire industries.

manager

What Training Skills Do Your Managers Need?

Managers are often expected to have some role in the training and development of their employees. After all, it’s the manager who oversees the work of his or her staff members. In addition, as the person responsible for the team’s performance, managers have a strong incentive to mold the performance of the individuals who compose […]

What Does a Quick-Start Guide for Managers Look Like?

According to a 2014 report from Gallup, companies make the wrong choice in picking managers nearly 82% of the time. This has significant consequences for organizational productivity, as poor employee engagement is attributed to poor managers nearly 70% of the time. While the blame partly lies with management for its failure to bet on the […]

Claim Your HR Seat at the Table: 4 Questions to Ask Your Business Leader Clients

Too often business leaders reduce HR to little more than order-takers: fill requisitions, solve employee problems, calculate compensation tables, run surveys. While beneficial, these don’t compare to your higher purpose of ensuring the organization’s talent is—and gets treated as—a strategic asset. But you can’t play that role without first shattering the order-taker illusion and claiming […]

culture

A Primer on Creating a Purpose-Driven Culture

Finding meaning and purpose in what you do for a living is arguably a better way to live. Nurturing an organizational culture in which work has meaning and connects to a purpose (beyond making money) is arguably a better way to run a company. Why?