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Why showing employees respect is so important
It's incredibly important to convey respect when you're interacting with your employees. While that may seem obvious, unfortunately not nearly enough bosses do it. In a survey of more than 19,000 people by Harvard Business Review last year, 54 percent of respondents said they did not feel that they regularly got respect from their leaders. That lack of respect has huge consequences for employees, the survey found.
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Engaging your team in 3 steps
Great Leadership
Achieving collective employee engagement is a challenge for most organizations, especially in today's delicate economy. It's crucial for business leaders to engage their workers in order to prosper. What is an engaged employee? This team member is fully invested and enthusiastic in his or her work because they identify with the company's overall vision and feel their job responsibilities contribute to the company goals. They are dedicated to their specific role, which allows them to work toward the success of the company as well as their individual success.
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To motivate employees, help them do their jobs better
Harvard Business Review
Forward-thinking companies pay a great deal of attention to employee engagement. But should they? Over the past decades, scientific research has provided compelling evidence for the idea that engaged employees perform better, are less likely to leave or burn out and more likely to display organizational citizenship. Employee engagement has also been found to correlate positively with business level performance and other measures of organizational effectiveness.
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How leaders can make it right when they blow it
Michael Hyatt Intentional Leadership
If you're in a position of leadership, chances are better than good you're going to blow it with your people sooner or later. It's like messing things up in your marriage. It's inevitable from time to time. There are pluses and minuses to that comparison, but one benefit is that making things right with our spouses can teach us how to make things right with just about anyone.
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How do leaders select the best talent?
By Betty Boyd
One of the fundamental issues a leader must face is hiring the right people for the organization. This sometimes can seem like an insurmountable task, but it is the leader's responsibility in doing the front-end work necessary in hiring the best person. So how do leaders select the best talent? Here are five key components to building an effective team.
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The 10 principles of the future manager
When it comes to the future of work, it's not just employees that are changing, managers are also having to change the ways in which they lead and in fact are having to become leaders. These are 10 core principles or characteristics that managers will and must possess going forward.
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3 uncommon ways to drive happiness in the workplace
Fast Company
By the late 1990s, the number of people diagnosed with depression in the U.S. had increased by nearly 1,000 percent in just a half-century, according to the World Health Organization. Believing that psychological research had been too narrowly focused on finding new treatments for human despair — and not on a cure — University of Pennsylvania professor Martin Seligman reframed the problem entirely, and challenged academics across the country to begin exploring the causes of human well-being.
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