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Federal Agencies Are Failing When it Comes to Managing Employees Throughout Their Careers

Tom Fox | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

The management of the federal workforce--effectively using talent, providing training, creating opportunities for promotions--can have a profound effect on employee performance and job satisfaction.

Why Emotional Intelligence Affects the Bottom Line

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

There are five parts of communication -- what's said, what's not said, words, tone of voice, and body language. Active listening is the process of fully attending to all parts of someone's communication.

Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen: What Mother's Day Brunch Can Teach Us About Teamwork

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Today, I'd like you to join me at brunch, my favorite meal. Before you start salivating over the idea of a Croque Monsieur, I should tell you that you'll be joining me in the kitchen. Not just any kitchen--the kitchen of a busy restaurant.

Lessons in Managing from the Holidays

David Sable | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
David Sable

Every once in a while it's worth remembering that while our skills apply to all facets of our lives, we cannot forget to apply the human side as well.

5 Ways Dining Out Can Improve Your Management Style

Kristine Boyden | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Kristine Boyden

Well, when you find yourself dining at a restaurant that's at the top of its game, ask yourself: what makes your overall experience so satisfying?

6 Simple But Highly Effective Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Ellevate | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Ellevate

As a leader, you must focus on building relationships, recognize signs of burnout in your employees, work to help them grow and show appreciation. If you take care of your employees and work to make them happy, they'll take care of your customers and your company will thrive.

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture With Freelance Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Organizational culture is dynamic. As the centerpiece of culture among your organization's workforce, you can make a tremendous impact. Start with yourself, and take time in selecting and nurturing your freelance workforce. Above all else -- remember that talent is not expendable, in-house or not.

Three Major Signs You Know You Are Not Being Strategic

Thuy Sindell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Thuy Sindell

Being a visionary is not the same as being strategic. They are not even the same word! So why do people generally associate the two?

But Mommy, the CEO Does That Too! : Three Keys of Emotional Control

Thuy Sindell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Thuy Sindell

A healthy balance of emotional control means you have measured reactions to most things, and every now and then you may decide to amplify your reaction for effect and to make a point. So what can you do to get control of your emotions?

7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It: The Perception Gap

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

A perception gap occurs when the intention you set forth and communicate is misunderstood by your audience -- bosses, peers, subordinates, clients, partners, and even friends. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.

How to Manage Unmanageable Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

As a manager, you have to work with diverse personae on an even closer level. And let's face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. Some may even seem, ahem, unmanageable.

The One Crucial Conversation Every Manager Should Be Having (But Probably Isn't)

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Whether you have a manager, are a manager, or both, you know that on many days, you barely have time to eat lunch -- let alone set a course of organizational change.

Get Focused: Know Your Type of Meeting in Order to Keep Your Project on Track

Amanda Schneider | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

We've all been in a meeting that never seems to end and you wonder to yourself, "Why am I even here?" Most companies are what I like to call "meeting happy" and call meetings for just about everything and everyone is invited

The 8 Types of People You Need in a Brainstorm

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

The best brainstorms are composed of six to eight people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to the success of a central project.

Don't Even Think About Reading This Post

Adam Grant | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

It's maddening when people do the opposite of what we tell them to do. Remind your boss to look at a report, and he puts it off longer. Discourage a friend from taking a job, and she accepts it. You're reading this post, even though the headline demanded the exact opposite.

High Tech vs. Low Tech: How Human Interactions Put People Back Into Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Digital technologies are amazing tools in the short-term but can have negative effects if relied upon for too long or too much.

What Silicon Valley Developers Can Teach Us About Happiness At Work

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

"Work-life balance" is a buzzword in the business world -- frequently dropped into conversation, but rarely put into practice. Employee wellness progr...

The Four Cardinal Sins Of Off-Sites

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

The act of getting out of the office can inspire employees to chat about non-work-related topics and increase feelings of closeness. Friendships often blossom and, ultimately, bonds created translate to healthy and supportive working environments.

About Leadership: One Management System

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Merging of two companies means sorting out how the company is going to be managed, who is going to manage it of course, but more importantly how.

Michael Norton: Finally, Proof That You Can 'Do Well By Doing Good'

Michael Norton | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women
Michael Norton

There's surprisingly little rigorous evidence demonstrating that companies really can make money by doing more good. To this end, my collaborators and I have spent time over the last several years carefully document the positive impact of kinder, gentler corporate initiatives.

The Major Work Mistake You're Probably Making Right Now

LinkedIn | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

According to Dan and Chip Heath in their new book, Decisive, narrow framing is the number one villain in bad decisions. ...

Managing Better: 7 Ways Leaders Say 'I Don't Trust You'

David Peck | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
David Peck

Far too many leaders and managers inadvertently do things every day that send the message they distrust even their best people.

Innovation in America

John Bronson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
John Bronson

Where is the innovation in America's workforce? The answer is in the question. American history is replete with examples of people with great potential who have been overlooked or under-challenged by their managers.

Ten Tips For Managing Interns

Kelly Meeker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Small Business
Kelly Meeker

Don't look them up on Twitter. You really don't want to know what they do on the weekends.