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11 Ways To Empower Leaders To Achieve Success Immediately

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 26, 2018 7:46:00 PM

“Leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates

What Bill Gates is suggesting isn’t a novel idea. Effective leaders have always empowered their employees. It’s an absolute necessity to ensure a company’s future success. It’s even more necessary as increasing numbers of millennials enter the workforce.

Millennials appreciate development as leaders and feeling empowered. Such employees are more likely to be engaged, productive and beneficial to the organization’s well-being.

How should management go about empowering young leaders? Following are short- and long-term strategies that are sure to create a cadre of empowered future leaders.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Millennial Development


10 Ways To Engage Employees & Boost Their Work Performance

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 28, 2018 6:52:00 PM

Are your employees truly engaged at work? Gallup reports that only 32% of U.S. workers were engaged in 2015, and even more startling, only 13% of workers worldwide were engaged. Harvard Business Review states that since 2000, less than one-third of U.S. workers have been engaged in their job. Clearly this is an ongoing problem that cannot be ignored. Unengaged workerunderperform in comparison to their engaged counterparts, they negatively affect the company’s bottom line, and they're willing to leave at anytime for a position elsewhere that promises more engagement.

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Topics: Employee Development


360 Degree Feedback Assessments For Managers

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 30, 2018 11:23:00 AM

Did you know that 360 degree assessments are a great tool to use with your managers?

It’s easy to think that these assessments are only for lower-level, non-managerial employees; however, there’s a subsection of assessments made expressly for the managers in your organization.

In fact, it can be argued that 360 degree feedback may be most needed by your mid- and upper-level leadership.

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Topics: 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback, Employee Development, Employee management, leadership development, leadership training, employee training


Why You Should Not Use 360 Degree Performance Feedback For Appraisals

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 29, 2018 2:16:00 PM

As we charge through the age of analytics and instant feedback, many old systems, tools and processes are falling by the wayside.

The standard annual performance review is one of the victims being claimed and, for many organizations, it’s being replaced by a solution called the 360 degree performance appraisal - also known as a performance review.

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Topics: leadership training, leadership development, Employee management, Employee Development


Leadership Behaviors & Skills That Make Leaders Great

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Dec 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Strong leadership is essential for the success of any organization. Research shows that direct leaders bear the greatest influence on their organizations.

Gallup says 70% of employee engagement is due to this "Manager Effect." Other studies show that 50-70% of employee perception of their workplace climate is due to behaviors and actions of their leaders.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management


The Truth About Online Leadership Development Training

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Oct 31, 2017 11:23:00 AM
Companies invest a great deal in leadership training. In fact, companies spend around $14 billion per year training their leaders. But, in a 2014 study, 86% of senior-level executives felt leadership was an “urgent” yet unaddressed issue . They even believed their training performance, as leaders, was sub-par.
 
These executives didn't think their organizations provided effective leadership programs at all levels. That includes new, next-generation, and senior leaders. They felt unable to develop millennial leaders and had little confidence about a viable program .
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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Millennial Development


How To Develop A Successful Leadership Development Program

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Oct 2, 2017 12:54:50 PM

Every company needs effective leaders throughout the organization, but that importance is often overlooked. It is ironic that businesses will often choose successful projects that hinge on strong leadership over the cultivation of those leaders.

It is important to develop a successful leadership development program that will strengthen current leaders and provide a clear pathway for potential leaders to learn and grow.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


Types Of 360 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 26, 2017 2:47:33 PM

So, you organization is interested in 360 degree feedback training?

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Topics: 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback, Employee Development, Employee management, leadership development, leadership training


How To Choose The Right Leadership Questionnaire

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 23, 2017 12:39:00 PM

Questionnaires, assessments, evaluations and skills tests abound in every industry, for every purpose and for almost every phase of an employee’s career.

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Topics: leadership development, Employee Development


10 Employee Strengths Every Employer Is Looking For

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 13, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Generally, we write for business owners and human resources personnel. Not this time. This article is for people searching for a promising job or who want to move up the ranks in their current company.

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Topics: Employee management, Employee Development, leadership development, Millennial Development


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