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Swish! 5 Talent Lessons I’ve Already Learned From the NCAA Tournament This March
If you’re like me, you’re involved in the NCAA Tournament in some form or fashion. If you’re not actively watching the games, you are connected to the spectacle in one of two ways: You filled out a bracket. It’s team-building 101 in many organizations and goes something like this: You complete your bracket. It gets busted […]
4 Lessons from 4 History-Making Female Leaders
International Women’s Day is March 8. Recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of women highlights characteristics we can all emulate as we strive for success. Here’s what we can learn from the stories of four history-making female leaders. Lesson 1: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), first […]
4 Questions to Consider When Handling the Death of an Employee
Many of us spend more time with our co-workers than we spend with our families. We see our co-workers five days a week, eat lunch with them, go to happy hours together and share wins and losses. So when a colleague passes away, unexpected or not, there’s a flood of emotions to process. No one […]
5 Podcasts That Every HR Professional Should Download
Podcasts provide the opportunity to sit like a fly on the wall and listen to some of the most brilliant minds in the world converse about today’s biggest trends and challenges. According to a study by Triton Digital, nearly one quarter of Americans listen to a podcast at least once a month. Education is a […]
Are You as Good Today as You’ll Ever Be?
Will today be as good as your life ever gets? Let’s pretend I’m an all-knowing being – which I most certainly am not – and that I visited you with an announcement: today, you’re as good as you’ll ever be. You’ll never be any better than you are right now. Tomorrow won’t be terrible, but […]
Leading Yourself: 7 Ways to Achieve Your 10-Year Goals
Imagine you’re at dinner party 10 years from now in a lovely home, with dear friends you haven’t seen in ages. As you make your way around the party catching up on life, each person asks the same questions, wondering what is new with you, your family and your life. Now let’s return to the […]
How to Build an Organization of Encore Performers
Mark Sanborn is a celebrated speaker and the international bestselling author of The Fred Factor, a book about developing leadership and becoming an exceptional individual. He is passionate about developing leaders in business and life to help them achieve their full potential. I recently talked with Sanborn on the HR Break Room podcast about how […]
8 Ways Veterans Improve Your Workforce
Is your recruiting team actively seeking veterans to fill your open positions? If not, you could be missing out on an unbeatable combination of skills and experience. Not only are military personnel often cross-trained in a variety of useful skills, but they also have invaluable experience that can benefit your organization. The available Work Opportunity […]
How The Fred Factor Can Transform Your Customer Service
In 1982, leadership expert and motivational speaker Mark Sanborn moved into a neighborhood where his view of customer service was transformed. In his first internationally best-selling book, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary, he tells the story of a postman who revolutionized the way […]
4 Steps to Becoming a 360-Degree Leader
A great leader can motivate his or her team to achieve the highest levels of performance, but the best know how to lead by influencing others. Known as 360-degree leadership, this technique is something everyone – regardless of title or position – can use to make an impact. 360-degree leadership is for everyone A common […]
It’s an Office, Not a Theater: Managing Office Drama
Office drama is a distraction that could be costing your company millions. In her new book, No Ego, drama researcher and New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman defines drama as any disruptive behavior or thought process that takes energy away from results or a great work climate. Drama is expensive According to Wakeman, employees […]
Knowing the Limits of Political Conversations at Work
Having political conversations in the office can be difficult, especially in the wake of a divisive post-election season. When employees from various walks of life work in the same space, there’s more opportunity for political disagreements and potentially toxic office conversations. Determining how your organization will handle political activity in your organization remains a blind […]