Women & Leadership

Engagement: A Top-down Approach

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

Engagement: A Top-down Approach

Engagement has been debated within companies for the past decade. What contributes to disengagement? How is engagement different to motivation? Karen shares why building an engaged workforce is the leader's responsibility, and what leaders can do to build and sustain engagement among workers.

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Retaining Talent in Times of Change: Why Money Isn’t Always the Answer

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014

Retaining Talent in Times of Change: Why Money Isn’t Always the Answer

What would you offer to retain your top talents? If you think better bonuses and benefits, think again! Peggy highlights a string of articles and research that illuminated the greater importance of non-financial motivators. Read how she would motivate her staff by building and strengthening their organizational identity, emotional attachment and sense of duty.

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Warming Up to Motivation During Change

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Warming Up to Motivation During Change

We are all capable of going a little faster, higher, stronger, better. But what are the facets that influence our motivation to achieve more? Allison contrasts the traditional understanding of motivation with new research on neurosciences. Move beyond "Just do it", adopt these steps that would impact the social factors to increase motivation for your team.

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Having a Difficult Conversation? Try being an Advocate.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014

Having a Difficult Conversation? Try being an Advocate.

Having difficult conversations are never easy. Managers feel just as uncomfortable giving the difficult feedback as the employee does getting it! How can we have a constructive dialogue that would bridge careers rather than frustrating walls of defensiveness? DeAnna offers the conversational inroads to achieving goals (yours and your team's).

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Performance Appraisals: What Matters Most – the Tool, the Evaluator, or the Employee?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Performance Appraisals: What Matters Most – the Tool, the Evaluator, or the Employee?

Which component of the performance appraisal processes is vital to increase employee performance? As a Human Resource professional (creating and implementing appraisal systems), have you effectively supported your peers in the organization? Renata highlights three areas where you can improve the appraisal approach.

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Build T.R.U.S.T to Create a Climate of Community

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

Build T.R.U.S.T to Create a Climate of Community

Concluding January's theme on Work Unit Climate, what have we learned about setting a conducive and productive stage for our group? One thing's for sure: technology is not a panacea. Allison elaborates how we as leaders, can create (and drive) a work climate of collaboration and community - by building T.R.U.S.T and accessibility (from the individual to group to organization-wide)!

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(A Journey of) Transforming Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

(A Journey of) Transforming Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones

Would you dare risk both career and reputation to inspire a culture of excellence in a work climate hamstrung by regulations, whose service inspires the customers' dread? Read how Carole built empathy between her team and their customers, developed her staff, and leveraged the team's internal experiences to ultimately receive the distinction of joining an elite group of 200 organizations!

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Cowgirl Courage

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013

Cowgirl Courage

Organizational or personal change can be extremely daunting. What else can we do to face the challenge, rather than throw in the towel? Read about Chunking, a flexible learning style to apply to : your time, task or conversations. Model this behavior to encourage your team too.

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Using Values to Guide Business Strategy, Keep Employees Engaged and Grow Your Business

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Harvard Professor Kanter highlights a new model for companies to rise above the global economic crisis - to serve society, reward shareholders and employees. So why must values be part of this model? These 4 key points bring values into business strategy, employee engagements and business growth.

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Get and Make a Living: [Insert Reward]. Give and Make a Life: Priceless

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013

Many who share their time and experience are often pleasantly surprised to receive much more than their perceived givings. Just where can I start if I am interested to enrich the lives of those around me? Check out these 3 actionable items to connect with someone.

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