Effective leaders plan for the future, including for a time when others will step into their roles. Leaders can learn a lot about succession planning from Yoda, the fictional but wise Grand Master of the Jedi Order in Star Wars.
“Perfectionism” sounds like a positive trait to have at first glance. But is it purely positive? Or is there a downside to being a perfectionist? As we discussed in a previous post, some experts affirm the notion that there are positive aspects of being a perfectionist, but they point to some negative aspects as well.
When it comes to personality traits, few people would likely put perfectionism in the negative category. Surely being a perfectionist is better than being lazy, careless, or apathetic. Right?
A variety of companies have realized the importance of creating a learning culture—one that values continuous learning as an ingredient for success for both the organization and the employee. In fact, “the single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of an organization’s learning culture,” says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by […]
Negative or low morale among employees can be problematic for employers. Not only does it lead to an unhappy workplace, but it can also cause increased turnover and decreased productivity. And unfortunately, it can be difficult to fully recover from low morale once it sets in.
There are plenty of rivalries between companies, but a company that fights tooth and nail for the upper hand isn’t always the winner. It’s the same in the workplace: A dog-eat-dog culture within your workforce isn’t very productive. If you want to inspire teams to work together and spark peak performance, you need an approach […]
HR has a significant role to play in helping to ensure a merger is effective. Talent management and cultural issues have the power to support or derail virtually any corporate marriage. Employees are understandably wary when organizations announce a merger; left unchecked, suspicion, misinformation, and layoff fears can delay the anticipated benefits of a merger […]
HR has a problem. Despite now having a seat at the executive table and more resources than ever, HR outcomes aren’t improving. The number of HR-related workplace lawsuits has increased. Employee engagement remains below 35%. Many small and midsize businesses operate without fully understanding their legal obligations. And as the #MeToo movement has painfully exposed, […]
Human resources shouldn’t even be called human resources. It’s an outdated term, and there are so many things wrong with it. First off, humans are not resources. They are team members and people who work hard. Second, managing people is not all “HR” does. It also helps build and promote the culture, creates employer branding, […]
Sleep deprivation often conjures images of every day people simply staying up late watching TV, playing video games, or just vegging out on the internet. But what you might not know is that work related stress heavily contributes to a loss of sleep. That lack of sleep then contributes to workplace stress. The cycle is […]