Not Engaged Employees Are Hurting Your Business

Not Engaged Employees:  How to Identify Not Engaged Employees and How to Get Them Engaged! Gallup classifies employee engagement in 3 different groups:  engaged, not engaged, and actively disengaged.  As you may have guessed, it’s easy to determine your engaged employees as well as actively disengaged employees.  Engaged employees work with passion, are present, and…

How to Get Your Employees Engaged

Employee engagement should be important to every company. According to the Hays Group, companies with engaged employees report 2.5x more revenue than competitors with low engagement levels.  According to a Dale Carnegie study companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%. Below are some of the ways to encourage engagement:  Get them talking!  Employees that feel comfortable…

Leadership Traits 2018

What are the best leadership traits for 2018? Leadership traits and skills are needed in every environment.  The environment and the team will dictate the most effective traits.  But what are ones that are universal and consistent throughout organizations and teams? We are always asking people at different organizations what leadership traits they admire and…

Transformational Leadership Style

Transformational leadership is a popular leadership style. It conjures a vision of a charismatic, powerful CEO like Jeff Bezos leading Amazon to new heights. The transformational leadership style involves a committed relationship between the leader and his followers. Unlike, the transactional leadership, the “give and take”, the transformational leaders has the ability to transform others…

4 Practices to Improve Leadership Communication

Communication is an integral part of leadership. How does a leader communicate confidently? Whether presenting high level strategy at a meeting or having a difficult conversation with a subordinate, the leader who has confident actions communicates a positive message. However, many times management training does not include a course in “people management”. These “soft skills”…

Two Keys to Successful Leadership Development

How much does leadership development help organizational performance? Statistics show that 40% of people are unaffected by leadership development. That means that 60% of the people in an organization are carrying the additional load. The promise of employee engagement, increase in productivity, and improvement in customer service are partially unfulfilled by the statistical outcomes of…

Trends In Leadership Development

Leadership development is often a key topic for companies.  And leadership development is becoming more difficult. Why? ​The environment has changed – it is more complex, volatile, and unpredictable. The skills needed for leadership have also changed – more complex and adaptive thinking abilities are needed. The methods we use to develop leaders has not…

Authenticity in Leadership

Leadership in corporate America evolves through trends and transformations that are reflective of American culture. In recent years, the practice of authenticity has been encouraged and rewarded in leadership by companies. How does authenticity create value for the organization? What makes it so integral to leadership? Moreover, on a broad scale authenticity encourages people in…