December 6, 2023

How to Build a Socially Responsible Employer Brand (and How It Can Help You Tackle Attrition)

Entrepreneur

People of all ages and from all generations have become skeptical about companies’ corporate social responsibility efforts. Here’s how to fold social change into all the fibers of your corporation’s brand.

The world has changed. People have changed. Why shouldn’t businesses change, too?

Fact is, they should, and they should do it wholeheartedly — and soon. Employees and consumers alike expect more

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November 29, 2023

Challenging the Status Quo: The Path to Progress and Innovation

C-Suite Insights

Throughout history, human progress has been driven by individuals and groups who dared to question the status quo. From the suffragettes fighting for women’s right to vote to the civil rights movement advocating for racial equality, challenging the prevailing norms has been the catalyst for significant social, political, and technological advancements.

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November 17, 2023

The Trouble with Senior Executive Assumptions

C-Suite Insights

In our quest to steer away from the pervasive topic of Covid-19’s effects on people and work, we found ourselves again drawn into a discussion that raises a significant concern: How out of touch are some senior executives with the workforce they oversee?

It’s not uncommon to hear statements from wealthy executives that leave many of us, non-billionaires, scratching our heads. Consider the remarks made by Stephen Schwarzman, the billionaire CEO of the Blackstone Group,

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November 5, 2023

Unraveling The Gen Z Enigma In The Workplace

Forbes

“We’re doomed.”

That seems to be the accepted sentiment among older adults as they look askance upon today’s young professionals. Yet intergenerational mistrust is hardly a new phenomenon. I can remember a day when I was viewed skeptically for no other reason than my youth––it wasn’t fair then, and it isn’t fair to Gen Z. (more…)

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October 9, 2023

Performance Management: Moving Away From the Success vs. Failure Approach

Training Industry

Some professionals believe that business should be an all-or-nothing, win-or-lose game — that only the strongest and most competitive companies should survive and prosper and that weaker or less-competitive businesses should fail. But is there a greater meaning to building a business?

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September 28, 2023

Turning the “lazy and entitled” into employee rock stars

SmartBrief

In the months and years since Gen Z entered the workforce, I’ve heard a lot of talk and opinions about these new team members. Occasionally, people marvel at these bright, influential young people. More often, though, the conversation is negative –– portraying Gen Zers as lazy, entitled and difficult to please or manage.

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August 4, 2023

Want to Engage Future Leaders? Empower Them

Talentculture

Leaders, do workforce engagement issues keep you up at night? If not, here’s a powerful wake-up call from Gallup. Last year, the global employee engagement rate was only 23%. Although that’s the highest level since Gallup started tracking global data in 2009, it means 77% of the workforce still misses the mark. Plus, it falls far short of the 72% benchmark seen in best-practice organizations. So, how can your company move in the right direction? Empower people — especially younger team members.

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July 19, 2023

How to Gain a Competitive Advantage Through an Outcome Mindset

Entrepreneur

Try implementing the following techniques to help everyone row toward the same outcomes and let go of the way you’ve been managing your people.

For generations, most leaders have followed a fairly consistent formula to keep pace with their competitors. That is, they measure achievement based on worker time and activity. In other words, when employees put in more hours, they are expected to get more of their to-do lists accomplished for the betterment of the company. Though this model used to work, it’s starting to unravel. As a result, more progressive organizations are gaining competitive advantages through the power of purpose-led and outcomes-driven approaches.

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July 8, 2023

The Return Of The Disposable Work Culture And 4 Steps To Restore Employee Loyalty

Forbes

As long as workplaces have existed, companies have behaved badly. And the American workforce has put up with the trickle-down feeling of being disposable—fear, intimidation and uncertainty that undermine job performance and well-being. In “the good old days” corporate honchos told employees what city they would live in, where their office would be,

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