Creating a Retention Culture
by Barbara Giamanco - Nov, 2008
Holding on to your valued workers doesn’t end with a competitive paycheck. It requires an environment of great management, open communication, empowerment, and recognition. While the U.S. economy may be growing at a rate of 3-4% each year, employers are seeing a corresponding decrease in the availability of bright, talented 35- to 45-year olds. When you combine that with the idea that at any given time 75% of the employ...
Dealing With Fear In The Workplace
by Dr. Barton Goldsmith - Nov, 2008
“We have nothing to Fear but Fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Since the financial crisis began, Americans are experiencing a new dynamic in their everyday lives - they are living with fear. This feeling is present in every area of our lives and creates new challenges for business leaders and professionals of all levels. Beyond the current losses in Real Estate and on Wall Street, we have lost something much more valu...
The Art of Professional Growth Counseling
by Joe Giordano - Nov, 2008
Professional growth counseling is the act of planning for the accomplishment of individual and professional goals within your organization. It is the cornerstone of succession planning and staff development and the key to ensuring the future success of your company. Professional growth counseling is a shared effort that involves managers and their direct reports jointly committing to performance related self-improvement. Ma...
by Dr. Linda Burrs - Nov, 2008
If leaders are not intentionally creating cultures of inclusion, then by default, they are creating cultures of exclusion. For years the term diversity seems to have taken the brunt of everything that is not good about working in organizations. The misinformation and disinformation attached to the word diversity are extraordinary. Diversity has been substituted for affirmative action, EEOC, artificial quotas and the cause of u...
Six Musts For The New Manager
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2008
In the past, becoming a boss for the first time was a rough transition. You were expected to take the reins with no training or preparation whatsoever, and your team would suffer the consequences. Fortunately, in the twenty-first century, it seems that organizations have woken up and realized that poor supervisor/employee relationships are a major barrier to retention, and you will likely be signed up for a leadership develop...
Myopia on Wall Street and Congress - And The CEO Compensation Pay Puzzle
by Eva Jenkins - Oct, 2008
Million-dollar compensation packages for financial CEO’s with poor performance records that will be paid due to loopholes in the Congressional bailout of Wall Street are a waste of money and human capital. CEO’s who are walking away from the Wall Street meltdown are being rewarded with million-dollar compensation packages while the American taxpayer shoulders the financial responsibility of protecting companies, workers, an...
Three Actions to Reverse a Declining Brand
by Dwain Celistan - Sep, 2008
One of the most exciting opportunities for a marketing leader is making a positive difference. A tangible means of measuring your impact is to reverse negative business trends. This shares learning from one of several business reversals that I've led. In this instance, the example is a confectionery product. The brand was a long term consumer favorite, particularly in the movie theatres. However, over time, cost savings and...
You're Downsized - Now What?
by Dwain Celistan - Sep, 2008
Seven steps to take to get your next opportunity. In today's business environment, many people have been laid off, given early or forced retirement or been the casualty in a merger or acquisition. In addition, there are several persons have been terminated, "let go" or fired by their employer. You are not alone; this is and has happened to millions of Americans over the past several years. So the issue is less about "why...
As If They Were You
by Nan S. Russell - Aug, 2008
"Treat everybody else as if they were you." These words gave me pause. I wonder what it would be like if we each did what this "unknown author" is advocating? Would she still have abandoned her station at the airport fast food restaurant to get a fork and share a pastry with her friend while her customers waited if she followed this adage? Would he still have sat by the window of the plane with his feet on the seat and kne...
Teambuilding Makes Your Organization Stronger
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2008
What makes a group of people who work together function as a team? Just because people are employed by the same company does not mean that they see themselves as a team or that they engage in teamwork. It's a fact that working together is not the same thing as teamwork. It’s important for managers to understand the difference between the work of teams and the concept of teamwork. When the people who work for your organizati...
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