Filtered by category: Leadership Clear Filter

Do leaders need to be innovative?

From MultiBriefs: Exclusive

Buzzwords can develop a life of their own. Being called a leader used to be sufficient. Now, the adjectives describing the type of leader we are have become critical. From authentic to zero-tolerance, compassionate to servant, we are recognizing the sometimes-vast but more often nuanced differences in leadership styles. READ MORE

Read More

How the Best Companies in the World Run All-Hands Meetings

From Entrepreneur

Change your all-hands meetings and gain the trust of your valued employees. READ MORE

Super Communication: 10 Must-See TED Talks That Will Make You Take Action

From Forbes

When it comes to high impact communication it is hard to surpass the power of TED. Not only are the pithy 17 minute presentations a mark of high credibility, the tight format and preparation that goes into a TED or even an affiliate TEDx speech results in an outcome that is destined to influence thousands (or even millions) of people for years to come. READ MORE

What is Culture Analytics

From Jamie Notter

In the context of our work, culture analytics is the science of using workplace culture data to generate meaningful actions that improve organizational results, and it is the heart of what we do at WorkXO Solutions. When we created the Workplace Genome,  with Charlie Judy, based on the observation that what’s out there in the marketplace to help companies measure their culture—and DO something about it—is just not good enough. READ MORE

Why This CEO Appointed An Employee To Change Dumb Company Rules

From Fast Company

Hootsuite’s “Czar of Bad Systems” has the authority to fix processes that aren’t working–anywhere in the company. READ MORE

To Motivate Employees, Show Them How They’re Helping Customers

From Harvard Business Review

Think back to your first day on the job. If you’re like most people, you felt excited and were eager to get down to work. But, based on the results of field research I recently conducted, I am willing to guess that just a few months later that excitement dissipated and you began to feel dissatisfaction, even boredom, with some aspects of your job. You’ve probably witnessed a similar trend among the employees you’ve hired and managed as well. READ MORE

3 Ways to Encourage an Ownership Mindset in Your Employees

From Entrepreneur

Your company grows by leaps when you get buy-in from team members and help them see their potential to lead from within. READ MORE

Digital Disruption Is a People Problem

From MIT Sloan Management Review

Companies will effectively navigate the challenges posed by digital disruption if they look at them as organizational and managerial problems, rather than technical ones. READ MORE

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

From Fast Company

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate. READ MORE

How to Teach Employees Skills They Don’t Know They Lack

From Harvard Business Review

Despite the billions of dollars companies spend on employee training, research shows that workers are unconsciously incompetent in 20% to 40% of areas critical to their performance. How can you teach people skills and knowledge they don’t know they lack? By redesigning corporate learning programs so they are adaptive and force users to admit when they’re guessing, and by encouraging a culture of continuous improvement, in which mistakes or lack of confidence is acknowledged and openly discussed. READ MORE

Finding Your 'True North': How to Align Your Employees With Your Company's Goals

From Entrepreneur

The Rolls-Royce brand is synonymous with top-of-the-line engineering -- but that’s not the only secret to its success. Neil Crockett, chief digital officer at Rolls-Royce, recently revealed to U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that shared team goals are driving innovation at the company. READ MORE

Your Culture Has a Story

From Jamie Notter

I love data. I’m a cyclist, and in the group of friends I ride with, I’m known as “stats,” because I am always the one to report on our average speed and the number of meters we climbed, etc. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when it comes to culture, I do like the data. I love debriefing the culture analytics with clients and talking about the interesting patterns and contradictions in the numbers. READ MORE

Beware the Dark Side of Success

From Jamie Notter

I was debriefing some internal culture data with a client, and the CEO opened the conversation with his other senior leaders by referencing a book that Marshall Goldsmith wrote a few years ago: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Goldsmith’s book is focused on individual leaders—helping them get past some unconscious habits that proved to be successful previously in their careers but have now become roadblocks to success. READ MORE

Are Your Employees Moving to the Future Without You?

From Jamie Notter

Some of you know that in the last year I made the decision to personally switch to the metric system. I was originally inspired by a video from Dan Pink on this, and it was surprisingly easy for me to change little things in my life—on my own—to adopt the metric system. My weather apps now show the temperature in Celsius. My scale shows kilograms instead of pounds. I changed many of the settings in my car to kilometers, and I’m actually getting used to the fact that my cruise control on the Beltway is now set to 105. So do you remember in the 1970s when there was a (failed) movement to switch to metric? That’s because in the 1970s you needed a movement for it to happen. We didn’t have the individual power to start changing things on our own. Now we do. READ MORE

3 Tips to Improve Your Management Team

From Jamie Notter

I think we take management teams for granted, but given the power they have to impact both strategy and culture inside an organization, I think that’s a mistake. We should be intentional about them and, frankly, hold them to a higher standard. Here are some tips for moving in that direction. READ MORE

You Can’t Prove Your Culture’s Good Until You Know What It Is

From Jamie Notter

Everyone wants to know how good their culture is. They want to know if their people rate the culture favorably, they want to know if they are considered a best place to work, they want to know if they have good engagement scores, and they want to know if they do a good job on things like innovation, transparency, collaboration, and agility. READ MORE

Best Practices Suck

From Jamie Notter

No matter what kind of job you have, I’ll bet that a large percentage of your workday is devoted to one, single activity: Coming up with an answer or a solution to a problem you face. READ MORE

Brain Science Says to Trust Your Gut in These Key Moments

From Entrepeneur

Tough situations make it harder to process information -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. READ MORE

Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Train Employees for the Future

From Harvard Business Review

As topics like automation, artificial intelligence, and skills retraining dominate conversations about the future of work, some predict catastrophic job loss and a dystopian future where legions of unskilled workers languish unemployable in the margins. READ MORE

4 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be More Open-Minded

From Fast Company

In an ever-polarized world, it’s important to consider points of view other than your own. But truly being open-minded involves some tricky mental work. READ MORE