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OCD: The Unexpected Trait That Employees Want (And Organizations Need ) Most In A Leader

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While obsessive-compulsive disorder may come in handy in some business settings, the ‘OCD’ that employees want most from their leaders is something very different. It’s an obsession with career development. According to a recent study by Lee Hecht Harrison, 91% of employees polled report that career development is among their top priorities. Being able to learn, grow, and expand their capacity is of vital importance to most individuals.  It’s also of vital importance to organizations interested in staying ahead of the customer demand curve, continuously improving products and services, and delivering shareholder value. Yet only a small percentage of employees are actually …

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Career Conversations: A Chemistry Experiment

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In their recent HBR blog post, Judith and Richard Glaser explore the neurochemistry of conversation. They explain that: “When we face criticism, rejection or fear, when we feel marginalized or minimized, our bodies produce higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that shuts down the thinking center of our brain [… causing us to] become more reactive and sensitive.” They go on to explain that positive interactions and conversations also create a chemical reaction: “They spur the production of oxytocin, a feel-good hormone that elevates our ability to communicate, collaborate, and trust others by activating networks in our prefrontal cortex.” The …

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Coaching: Made Easy – Part 2

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This is the second of a two-part series on a topic that’s near and dear to leaders everywhere… but one that may have become overly complex and burdensome. In the first installment published last week, I provided a simple roadmap for ensuring coaching success and began to deconstruct the process.  Here I’ll complete the model and explore its varied uses. Coaching – the process of helping others understand where they are, where they want to be, and how they want to bridge the gap – is a leader’s most powerful skill or tool. But, as humans frequently do, we’ve complicated …

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Coaching: Made Easy – Part 1

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This is the first of a two-part series on a topic that’s near and dear to leaders everywhere… but one that may have become overly complex and burdensome. In this first installment, I’ll provide a simple roadmap for ensuring coaching success and I’ll begin to deconstruct the process.  Next week, I’ll complete the model and explore its varied uses. Coaching may be a leader’s most powerful and useful skill. Whether focused on bridging a performance gap, elevating the level of contribution possible, or pursuing career goals, coaches help others make change – change that profoundly affects the individual and the …

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Intrinsic Motivation: Not Quite the Answer

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There are several deliberate steps that managers can take to connect the work with what matters most to people. Small actions that help employees create their own personal connect between the work they do now, and the goals they have for the future.

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