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Leadership Lessons: A Healthy Corporate Culture Built on Feedback

Leadership Lessons: A Healthy Corporate Culture Built on Feedback | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

“Traditional management style may help organizations run efficiently, but it won’t help to unleash the best gifts of every single person in your organization,” asserts Joris Luijke on the Management Innovation eXchange (the MIX).

Luijke is VP of Talent for Atlassian, a $102-million software company based in Sydney, Australia. In his post on the MIX, he cites four methods Atlassian uses to encourage employee expression and autonomy. Sure, there are the typical perks (creativity, risk-taking, healthy conflict) that come with empowered employees. But an atmosphere where employees express themselves helps in other ways, too: On a daily basis, Atlassian execs have the means to assess — and even quantify — how the rank and file feel about senior management and the company’s overall direction. Here’s how:

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How leaders of mid-sized companies can build in feedback loops that will allow employees to rank and rate the executive team on performance.

The Learning Factor's comment, April 15, 2013 7:02 PM
They are great ideas. Atlassian has had significant growth in Australia and is seen as a real success story. It is good to get some insight into ways they have reached this success.
Peter Francis's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:37 AM

If only more did it x 


Michael Kuhl's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:24 PM

Great, simple feedback channels that we could use.  Would love to put that survey in place using (esp. when they roll out their solution for teams managing surveys).

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

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You Must Develop Diverse, Global Leaders

You Must Develop Diverse, Global Leaders | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |
Walking the tightrope of a global economy is a difficult yet increasingly essential feat businesses must perform to thrive. Those that only cater to one audience have a greater chance of falling behind their competitors and losing market share. 
Implementing sound leadership development is an important strategy to help businesses crack into diverse and emerging markets. Having leaders who understand how a diverse workforce fosters a larger consumer base might seem like common sense, but company executives often overlook the connections between diversity and leadership development, and the business suffers because of it.
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Want to boost the return on your leadership development investment? Make sure to incorporate diversity and inclusion in its design.

DeTrice Rodgers's curator insight, Today, 2:00 AM

I so agree.  Our zip code only reach people in the community, global exposure opens a wealth of world culture.

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Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

In every office, some employees carry a little more sway than others. Perhaps they’ve amassed enough political capital in the workplace to trade favors with colleagues and persuade supervisors to see things from their point of view. Maybe they can schmooze their way through a sales negotiation or exploit relationships with support staff to smooth the progress of a budget meeting.

Recently, some research has suggested that employees who exhibit this type of political proficiency in the workplace also perform better on the job. After all, if politically savvy employees can network more effectively and rally support across different factions of their department or company, it stands to reason that they also have the ability to exert more positive influence over firm-wide affairs.

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It’s generally presumed that employees who accrue political power at work are higher performers. But those who schmooze a little less are actually the best at their jobs.