15 Tips to Build Engagement and Boost Morale

Employee Recognition, Leadership, Management Tips.

Many organizations are grappling with the same issue: “How can we re-energize our workforce and build commitment while keeping within our (reduced) budget?” Through education and empowerment, this newsletter offers 15 ways to offer your employees new ways to become engaged. Empower “Companies with a strong empowerment focus report low turnover and great engagement.” Conclusion… Read more »

Tips on Giving Feedback

Employee Recognition, Leadership, Management Tips.

“Make feedback specific, adaptive, constructive and on-time.” Jill McGillen Specific: Give examples Adaptive: What is the most effective approach to the individual? Constructive: Build up with solutions, don’t tear down with negativity On-Time: Give feedback as close to the occurrence as possible Is it kind, true and necessary? If the spirit of kindness is present,… Read more »

Feedback For You

Employee Recognition, Leadership, Management Tips.

“Feedback”. Does that word conjure up good or bad images for you? One of the most important and difficult tasks of a leader is to give constructive feedback. I jokingly say it is why managers make the “big bucks.” In fact it is trust that the organization confers upon the manager – trust that you… Read more »

Keep Saying “Yes” to Leadership

Leadership.

Keep saying yes to leadership–this is what Jim Kouzes, world-renowned leadership expert wrote in my autographed copy of his book The Truth about Leadership. The word “keep” implies that we have already been practicing leadership skills…because we probably have. His book reports that 77% of our leadership role models come from non-work situations. When asked… Read more »

Bay Area Leaders on Leadership

Leadership.

I wondered recently, “What do leaders think about learning leadership skills?”  I was especially interested in leaders I have observed who seem to have “natural” leadership skills.  In fact, each of the leaders I heard from answered in a way that led me to conclude that leadership skills are a hybrid of native tendencies and… Read more »