A leader’s personality and points of view are integral to his/her effectiveness. Employees respond positively to leaders whom they know are real people, those who communicate honestly and well. They want to know they are led by individuals who are willing to acknowledge their own strengths and weaknesses.Read More
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Taking an active role in the development of your team demonstrates confidence and concern for the future of the organization. It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value.
When you create a culture in which employees can reach their goals and know their thoughts and insights are appreciated, you boost productivity, morale, and engagement.
An open letter to the public relations industry I care deeply about:
We can and need to do better.
I recently met with a job candidate* from one of the fine large agencies in our industry. He had about five+ years of experience, brought an excellent skill set and a track record of proven experience and expertise in internal communications, which is why we approached him about possibly joining my firm.Read More
Most influential leaders understand that connecting on a personal level with employees is critical to their success.
By engaging with team members and employees, leaders can boost morale, engagement and business results. Studies have shown that motivated and engaged teams are measurably more productive and successful than disengaged teams. Employees won’t care about your business until you care about them.Read More
Before you embark on a journey, there are many considerations and details to plan. The more you prepare and plan, the more enjoyable and fruitful your journey will be (and you’ll get to your destination faster).
Follow these steps as you walk your employees through your business strategy:Read More
When employees are engaged and inspired, they can move mountains—driving productivity, business growth, and the success of your organization as a whole.
Effective leaders understand that it’s their job to connect with employees and fulfill their need to feel inspired and valued at work. They also understand that the only way to get things done and move a business forward is through their greatest asset—employees.Read More
It’s back to school time. That got me thinking about some leaders I know who could benefit from a “back to school” mentality when it comes to how they lead and communicate:
Leaders have difficult decisions to make about how to deliver on aggressive goals: grow their business, get ahead of the competition, and control spending, among many others. But they don’t have to make the tough calls in a vacuum.
You’re aware that employees listen to what you say, and pay close attention to what you do. The reality is that when it comes to keeping employees engaged, body language speaks first, and often louder than words.
There’s no better way to think about how others see you than to visualize that there’s a mirror in front of you all the time. What might others see and pick up on? How might you use your body language purposefully?
If you feel the only way to really know what’s going on at the front lines of your company is to go undercover, there’s something wrong. Leaders should not be in the dark about the interface between their front-line employees and customers.