Category Archives: Management, Supervision & Leadership

Connect to Engage

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As a newly-promoted leader to the position of a project manager years ago, one of the most daunting tasks that I faced was the motivation of my team members. These were my former colleagues. We worked together as peers on project teams, and my technical expertise was recognized by many of them. Rarely were my…
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Leadership and Teamwork: Blending I and We

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“There is no I in TEAM” is a popular expression, but great teams know that individual leadership is essential to effective teamwork. In fact, without effective leadership, teams often lose focus and direction, and work and morale suffer as a result. Different leadership approaches work equally well on teams. When you are launching a team,…
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How to Create a Leadership Development Program for your Business

The Leadership Development Factbook 2014: Benchmarks and Trends in U.S. Leadership Development, produced for Bersin by Deloitte reveals that Leadership continues to be the number one Human Capital concern for businesses[1]. As organizations struggle with leadership gaps at all management levels, the report shows businesses responding with more leadership development spending. Small companies saw the…
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Personal Leadership Development Plan

You do what you plan. All of us, whether in business or everyday life, are more likely to accomplish a task if we first create a plan. Leadership and personal development coach, Michael Hyatt, shares that writing down those goals helps you clarify your intentions, motivates you to take action and gets you through distractions…
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Employee Engagement Survey Questions

Companies report talent acquisition, retention and reducing job-related stress are among their top business concerns.[1] Many are looking to understand and improve their corporate culture to attract and engage employees.  Surveys that collect employee feedback are a part of this process. But what questions should you ask? Here are a few tips for creating surveys…
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How Do You Measure Employee Engagement?

Businesses are familiar with the process and benefits of data analysis. Performance data, such as revenue per customer and profit margin, help companies set goals and measure success. However, one metric often overlooked is employee engagement. According to Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace Report,” only 30% of employed U.S. residents are classified as engaged…
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What is Employee Engagement?

Today’s workforce is more mobile and less skilled. Businesses are more exposed through various websites, allowing employees to rate their employer’s corporate culture. So, while the term Employee Engagement has been around for a long time, modern business pressures are driving a re-energizing of the concept. Culture, engagement and retention have emerged as top issues…
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