Tip #695: What Are Your Organization’s DREAMS?

On October 31, 2017, Posted by , In management and leadership, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #695: What Are Your Organization’s DREAMS?

“Authentic Leaders are not afraid to show emotion and vulnerability as they share in the challenges with their team. Developing a solid foundation of trust with open and honest communication is critical to authentic leadership.” Farshad Asl

There are a lot of articles bemoaning the fact that employees aren’t engaged. These articles explain why employees may disengage from their organization. They don’t necessarily identify a framework to help those organizations become and remain attractive to their employees.

According to Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones in their book, Why Should Anyone Work Here?, employees today are much more focused on accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and the opportunity to grow and develop. They suggest that organizations that are authentic and have integrity will … Read the rest

Tip #577: A Business Was Lost For Want of a Daily Talk

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“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”  Tom Peters

We want employees to be engaged and effective in their jobs. Engaged employees mean better morale and increased productivity, which mean increased profitability.

We know that how, when and what managers communicate to their employees have a significant impact on employee performance.

A recent Gallup report, State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders, found that “engagement is highest among employees who have some form (face to face, phone or digital) of daily communication with their managers…The best managers make a concerted effort to know their employees and help them feel comfortable about talking about any subject, whether it is work related or … Read the rest