|The Drivers And Derailers Of Leadership | with Ron Warren
Organizations are shaped as much by the personalities of their leaders as by product innovations, marketing prowess, or technical ingenuity, yet identifying personality attributes that promote or inhibit organizational effectiveness has been an elusive goal, despite the existence of assessment centers, executive coaching, and 360 feedback tools.
| Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees | with Lee Caraher
As millions of millennials and the even younger GenZers come into the workforce with very different expectations and definitions of loyalty, companies need to shift to make the most of those workers’ energy, skill sets, and incredible potential. Those companies that shift now for the long game of allegiance will have a strategic talent and efficiency advantage over those that don’t. While many organizations and Boomer leaders long for some of the workplace dynamics of the past, one expectation — that employees will demonstrate their loyalty to their employers by staying at their jobs for a long time (or as long as the employer wants them) — is particularly unrealistic for business today.
|Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus
David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity.
|The Data-Driven Leader | with John Johnson
While everyone is talking about “big data,” the truth is that understanding the “little data” — the stats that underlie newspaper headlines, stock reports, weather forecasts, and so on — is what helps you make smarter decisions at work, at home, and in every aspect of your life. The average person consumes approximately 30 gigabytes of data every single day, but has no idea how to interpret it correctly.
|The Power of Beliefs in Business | with Ari Weinzweig
In 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen with a $20,000 bank loan. They opened the doors with two employees and a small selection of specialty foods and exceptional sandwiches. Today, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is a nationally renowned food icon, and the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has grown to 10 businesses with over 750 employees and over $55 million in annual revenue. No two businesses in the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses are alike, but they all share the same vision and guiding principles and deliver “The Zingerman’s Experience” with passion and commitment.
|9 Ways to Thank Your Employees
“Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.”
– Tom Rath
|8 Tips for Communicating Bad News to Your Workforce
Communicating bad news — we all hate to do it, wish we never have to do it again, and yet recognize that there will inevitably be times when we need to do it. Whether it is announcing a reduction in force, a negative change in employee benefits or compensation, a discontinued strategy or product line, or some other disappointment or painful news, these are times that separate the engaging leaders from the mediocre ones.
|Contagious Culture: Intentionally Creating an Organization that Thrives | with Anese Cavanaugh
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
The key to any company’s success lies in its culture — belief that doesn’t have too many detractors these days. And Anese Cavanaugh, author of Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives, definitely isn’t one.
|Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond
Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.
|Best Communication Tools for Teamwork
On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication? In other words, what’s the most effective and efficient way to talk to the colleagues and clients you work with most closely in order to do great work together?
|Lessons from Starbucks on Leading with Values First | with Howard Behar
“We’re in the people business serving coffee, not the coffee business serving people.” ~ Howard Behar
As the president of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International, Howard Behar spent a combined 21 years helping grow the company into a worldwide phenomenon. During those years, he was integral in establishing and nurturing the Starbucks culture.
|Millennials and Healthcare: How They Experience the System | with Hector De La Torre
They’re supposedly young and healthy, but a new study shows that more than half of Millennials report having a chronic health condition. In addition, Millennials struggle how to navigate the health care system, starting with choosing an appropriate health plan in the first place.