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Who Knows What Employees Really Want?

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For decades, articles, authors and studies have tried to help managers come to terms with how to motivate employees and drive optimal performance by understanding what employees really want and need from work. The list is long (and alphabetized for ease). Achievement and accomplishment Appreciation Autonomy and self-direction Being part of a team Boss they respect and trust Career advancement Challenge Clear goals and objectives Coaching Connections and relationships with each other Decision-making authority Empowerment Fair compensation Fair treatment Freedom to innovate Growth and learning Influence and power Interesting work Job flexibility Obstacle removal Opportunity to make a difference Pride …

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Redefine Results by Redefining Career Development

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Given repeated rounds of downsizing, reorganizing, right sizing, and all of the other ‘zings’ that have befallen organizations, it’s easy to scan the landscape and come to the conclusion that career development options have shrunk… that they are few and far between for most employees.  After all: Delayering has left already lean organizations with fewer stops along the food chain. Organizations continue to pursue outsourcing in the eternal quest for cost reduction. Baby boomers are not only having the audacity to live longer… but they’re also working longer and occupying chairs that in the past would have be vacated for …

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Curiosity is the New Black

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Are you looking for a skill that’s always in style, goes with anything and makes a bold statement wherever it goes? Look no further; simply consider curiosity. Depending upon whom you ask, curiosity is defined as a competency, skill, quality, or emotion. It’s the capacity to demonstrate keen interest, an inquisitiveness spirit, an eager drive to understand, and an appetite for experimentation. No matter how you define it, there’s a growing agreement that curiosity is a vital (and too frequently missing) ingredient in today’s workplace. There’s also agreement that it’s gaining attention and a prominent seat at the leadership table. …

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River of Much Return: Life lessons from a time at the tiller

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Guest Post by Peter Moore I’m spending this week on a spring break adventure at the ocean with my family. So, it’s only fitting that Peter Moore, whom I recently met while speaking to the Pasadena Chapter of PIHRA, fill in for me with a story of his own vacation on the water… and the lessons it offered far beyond sailing. With great anticipation of the three-day weekend ahead, two friends and I headed off to a local river to begin our slow cruise in our small outboard- engine-powered boat. With a slight breeze blowing, blue skies (well, mostly/partly blue, …

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How Mindful Leaders Get Results

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Guest Post by Scott Eblin This week’s guest post comes from Scott Eblin, author of the new bestselling Overworked and Overwhelmed. Scott’s message resonates with everyone in the workplace and his latest book offers research-based strategies designed to bring greater mindfulness to life.  One of the things I know for sure about leadership is that leaders control the weather.  If you’ve ever worked in a setting where the first question everyone asks each other in the morning is “What kind of mood is he (or she) in today?” then you know the truth of that statement.  The answer to that …

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Opinions, Data, and Performance

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Guest Post by Janhavi Hunnur I’m honored that Janhavi Hunnur asked to share this guest post that candidly addresses a challenge rarely talked about but shared by many leaders: personal biases around work approaches and styles that ultimately affect performance.   In the corporate world, the term ‘performance’ is often misunderstood. At its core, we can evaluate performance based upon the answers to simple questions like: How well are we doing? Are we meeting our goals? Are our customers satisfied? But as organizations have become more sophisticated and processes have become more complex, measuring performance has grown increasingly complicated. And, …

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10 Ways Running Can Make You a Better Leader

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Leadership is life. As a result, we can find lessons all around us that inform our ability to inspire, motivate, guide and deliver results through others. In the past, I’ve shared the connections I experience between leadership and my favorite avocation, paddle boarding.  Sandra Mills shares her connections between leading and running in today’s guest post. Effective leadership is important for successful team performance in business, education and sports. Personally and professionally, the ability to take control of the reins and set an inspiring example can benefit both the leader and those being led. Individuals who are seasoned runners probably already understand …

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How Family Friendly are you Really

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Guest Post by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans I’m delighted to share a guest post from my friends Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan Evans. They are the co-authors of the bestseller Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay… the fifth edition of which is now available. Sharon and Bev address 26 strategies leaders can use to optimize engagement and retention.  Being a wife and mom myself, ‘becoming more family friendly’ is one of my personal favorites. People disengage or quit when rigid workplace rules cause unbearable family stress. Would they leave your organization over work/family conflicts? Yes. …

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