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This is the second of two articles discussing ‘office zombies’ and their negative effects on any organization. If you haven’t yet read the original article, The Zombie Apocalypse is Here and It’s Invading Your Organization, feel free to click HERE to do so.After doing some 'Zombie Recon' in your workplace, you've recently determined that your business has been overrun by office zombies – those employees who seem lifeless, moaning and muttering throughout the day as if they are stuck in a vat of
According to the Economist, 61% of strategies dramatically underperform due to execution. Our own data shows that companies, on average, lose almost 40% of their strategic value due to execution failures.In response, nearly 9 out of 10 organizations say they’re providing employees with more transparency through goal cascades. And 75% say they’re providing metrics to help guide their employees.The problem is that the “cascade and measure” approach doesn’t work.Our surveys also show that 2/3rds of
You’re a great employee. Your superior work ethic, technical prowess, and level of achievement, rivaled by none, have landed you a promotion to management. Armed with the technical skills which made you the greatest employee in the company, you embark on a new journey – a transition that you anticipate will go smoothly and give way to an illustrious and rewarding career in management. Within the first week, however, you realize that you’re unequipped and ill-prepared to handle the task you’ve be
Good Communication Skills Help You Inspire TrustIf I asked you whether you communicate with your team, your boss, customers or other stakeholders you’d probably say – ‘All the time.’But if I asked when was the last time you called them for a chat or had a coffee to ask what’s on their mind and what’s important to them I suspect there’d be far fewer positive responses.3 Hidden ConsequencesInteractions with each other become so transactional you forget to have conversations. It’s too easy to have
Recent reports show that morale is low across the nation for government employees. Are there answers that can help even as public sector pay lags behind the private sector? Here's an example to consider.
The sign of a true leader is one who is constantly creating new leaders. These type of leaders inspire, motivate, educate, support and mentor others into positions of leadership. They cultivate the skills of others and strengthen their weaknesses.In Boy Scouts, one of the main premises of the Eagle Scout project, and something you will be grilled on in you Eagle Board of Review, is the question: could your project have happened without you? In order to have a truly successful project, it must be
Likely your organization is a fusion of diverse nationalities and eclectic ethnicity. If not, it soon will be. Are you ready to lead assorted teams? Chances are, like the majority of global leaders, you feel inept to lead across cultures. You are not alone.The Global Leadership Forecast 2014/2015, a joint effort of Development Dimensions International and The Conference Board investigated leadership readiness responses from 13,124 global leaders. The survey reveals some of the most critical lead
The latest study in brain research examining possible solutions to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other common fear-related stressors have provided powerful insights into the role of the pre-frontal cortex in helping the mind cope with fear. The research supports prior studies that the brain's ability to manage fear