Current research shows that spending on employee training is rising at a rapid rate. In 2011, spending increased by 10 percent, 2012 saw a rise of 12 percent, and 2013 experienced an increase of 15 percent.
With numbers like these and a trend that’s expected to only continue to rise, you need to make sure your spending on training is actually making a difference.
Now more than ever, there is a great opportunity to bring coaching into organizations. According to Gallup’s study on the global workplace, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work or are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations. Therefore, 63% are "not engaged." If this is the case, then why not integrate coaching into your talent management strategy, not only to increase employee engagement, but to achieve other talent development goals such as developing certain competencies like problem-solving, strategic thinking or filling your talent pipeline with ready-now talent for upward or lateral assignments?
In order to integrate coaching into your talent management strategy, Renee Robertson recommends the following five steps should be taken.
Confidence: Highly coveted, yet often elusive. We dedicate time and energy to cultivating the feeling so we can tap into it when we need it most: at work, in business meetings, on dates, during tough conversations. Fortunately, there are a few scienc...
Sharifah Raudhah AlQudsy's insight:
I absolutely love to practice standing tall and imagine I am that strong and tall oak tree.
Angelou, the renowned and beloved poet and activist, died Wednesday at the age of 86. Her friend Nikki Giovanni, a poet, commentator and activist, and Kwame Dawes, a poet and a professor, reflect on Angelou's life and legacy.
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
Recently I attended a workshop called “American Author” inspired by American Idol. People anonymously submitted the first pages of their novels, which were read aloud to a panel of editors and agents. The panel then provided their immediate, brutally honest feedback for all to hear.
Given my past post on how to write the perfect first page, I thought it was important to add to it by sharing what I learned from hearing the perspective of people who have read hundreds, if not thousands, of first pages.
In some circles, it is increasingly accepted that empathy is a key capability of a leader. Even in the face of research, some still ignore this. However, there is a growing tide of evidence that empathy is a core skill for the modern workplace. Empathic ability is positively correlated to better performance as a leader. It facilitates much improved working relationships and in the modern workplace, we often don't get to choose who we work with. An increasingly diverse workforce creates challenges for us and in order for us to get things done, we need to learn how to get on with a greater variety of working styles, viewpoints and personalities. Getting a deep, felt sense of what it's like for someone else grants us greater ability to make decisions, be inclusive, resolve conflicts and share responsibility.
There’s a lot of talk about cultures these days, and for good reason. Culture is the collective values, behaviors and habits displayed by those who work for the organization. While two competitive organizations may have the exact same mission, their cultures can be radically different. An organization’s culture is a large driving force in how decisions are made and why people choose to join or leave a company. But a culture must be nurtured and developed. Unfortunately, sometimes leaders can get so busy that they neglect their culture. Suddenly, the culture isn’t in alignment with what they set out to create. The question is: Can a leader change a company’s culture? The answer: Yes!
Change doesn't occur by magic, and if you want someone to change their behaviour, you need to adopt an effective approach that will encourage them to make the changes required.
The challenge for business owners and managers seeking to change the behavious of individuals or teams, is to ensure that you have many levers that you can pull, to ensure that the required outcome is achieved.
This excellent article, identifies 10 such levers, and suggests that leaders need to use them all to achieve lasting behavioural change.
When change in the way your business operates becomes inevitable, it is imperative that you create in your employees, the desire for participating in the process of effecting the required change.
We all know that resistence to proposed change, is one of the biggest stumbling blocks faced by managers, in introducing any significant change in a business. Creating desire for the change in your employees is a key step in ensuring that the necessary change is successfully introduced.
This excellent article, outlines 5 actionable outcomes needed to efffectively introduce any change, and suggests 5 strategies for creating the desire in your employees for the change process to be successful.
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