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Understanding Different Types of Leadership Skills

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Aug 27, 2018 1:00:59 PM

Successful leaders share many characteristics, but they also possess their own unique qualities. It is not in spite of these differences that leaders become successful—rather, it is because they recognize and retain these individual traits that they excel. By leveraging their unique talents and skill sets, they become great assets to their companies.

Here, we’ll take a look at different types of leadership skills and how they can be leveraged.

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Topics: leadership development, Employee management


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, Employee management


What Should Be Included in a Good Performance Management System?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Apr 19, 2018 9:47:37 PM

Everything in your business rides on performance.

You can’t get to any element of success without some measure of performance factoring into it, and performance hinges on employee engagement. It all works together.

So, what does the perfect performance management system look like? What elements do you need to ensure optimal success?

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Topics: Employee management


10 Benefits Of 360 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many companies across the world take advantage of the 360 degree training process. The reason it's so popular is because it's easy to put in place, you can use it for many industries, and it's affordable. It's also incredibly effective for performance management and improvement.  

Some benefits may be hard to quantify while others will have a definitive impact on your bottom line. But what exactly is it?

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Topics: Employee Development, Employee management


For Leaders: 10 Tips On Receiving Feedback Effectively

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 15, 2018 11:43:23 AM

Everyone can benefit from feedback now and then. Nobody has all the answers and it certainly helps to see things from a variety of perspectives.

Good, relevant feedback can help good leaders become great and that can make them a very powerful force in your organization. However, getting feedback is one thing – receiving it is another.

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Topics: leadership development, Employee management


How To Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 15, 2018 11:33:40 AM

When you're in management, getting honest feedback from employees can be tough. It can even seem impossible.

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Topics: Employee management


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: Employee management


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: Employee management, leadership 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


How To Provide Effective Feedback Thru Employee Evaluation [Examples]

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 5, 2017 9:55:06 AM

Every supervisor should consider how to best evaluate their employees. For most, you probably can't help but think about it.

But the next step is actually going about it. 

Once you embark on a deliberate program of assessing your employees, questions will begin to arise:

  • Will the evaluation be a numerical rating scale?
  • Do you want your employees to have more of a formative observation with feedback?
  • Will your organization’s employee evaluation be a performance appraisal?
  • Are you evaluating an employee on a specific event?
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Topics: Employee Development, Employee management


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