Behavioral economists and psychologists have uncovered scores of biases that undermine good decision-making. And, along with management experts, they have provided helpful tips that decision-makers can use to try to correct for those biases.
Understanding the roots of what has evolved into employee engagement and how that now has adapted employees into becoming an integral part of marketing is a great way for your company to get a firm grasp on what it means to truly foster an employee...
Our shift from bureaucratic to distributed leadership took nearly a century. According to Deborah Ancona, a professor of management and organizational studies at MIT, companies in America circa 1920s were "super bureaucracies." Then, in the 1960s, people focused on interpersonal relationships and lots of discussions centered around trust and empathy. In the 1990s, it was all about organizations needing to undergo large-scale changes and vision. Finally, today’s workplace centers on what’s called variously eco-leadership, collaborative leadership, or distributed leadership.
"It’s all about your network," says Ancona, author of X-Teams: How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed, as in who do you know outside and inside of your team. "If you understand the internal network in your company, you have a higher chance of moving ahead
We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the...
Do you have a crier on your team? You know, the one with tissue-thin skin who expresses frustration, sadness, or worry through tears. Or maybe you have a screamer, a table pounder who is aggressively invested in every decision.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInStumbleUponE-mailBuffer There’s a lot of disagreement about why employees leave their jobs. Is it because they don’t have the chance to grow? A lack of work/life balance?
We’ve all heard the axiom that to persuade others effectively, we have to win both the hearts and minds of our audience. For people who are naturally persuasive (or overwhelmingly charismatic) this comes naturally.
Have you ever attended a presentation and found yourself immediately mesmerized by the speaker? Take a moment and think about the exact person you were listening to. You probably felt as if a force pulled you in while listening. You try to identify the qualities that kept you engaged and wanting more, but you just can’t put your finger on them. You know the speaker had passion and lots of confidence. Perhaps it was their high energy, but are these qualities replicable? Absolutely, YES. Does it take effort and time? YES
Is your leadership grateful? Do they really understand how – and how much – you contribute; do they appreciate your unique way of thinking and doing and the value you add to the organization as a result?
Earlier this year the Conference Board released the results of a survey of CEOs to identify their most critical challenges. The hands-down winner was the challenge of human capital, especially leadership.
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