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Leadership Tips for Turning Around a Slacker’s Performance

Do you have a Slacker on your team who isn’t pulling their weight?  Your leadership challenge with them is unlocking their motivation.  They have the talent.  You have to get them to apply it! The following is an excerpt from Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can […]

Enhancing the Employee Coaching Experience

As companies look for ways to which they can both attract new employees and retain talented workers already on staff, job coaching strategies have taken on a renewed focus. Today’s post is by Sean Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer at HireNami. Employees want to feel like they’re given the opportunity to be properly assessed […]

Optimizing Supervisor Training for Business Success

The ongoing, effective coaching, training and managing of supervisors should be a part of every organization’s performance management program Today’s post is by Marta Moakley, JD, MA, Legal Editor at XpertHR. Conscientious employers emphasize comprehensive supervisor training in order to minimize the organization’s overall liability risks. However, the depth and breadth of supervisor training options […]

Building the Bonds of a High-Performing Team

We’d all love to lead a high-performing team. The good news is there are several deliberate steps you can take to bring in the right people, strengthen the bonds between them, and build trust among them. If you can do all that, you’re well on your way to having a high-performing team. You think you’re […]

How important is it that training content be fully customized for your organization?

Our reader poll today asks: How important is it that training content be fully customized for your organization? Not at all. It’s about the methods, not the customization: 56.1% Not at all. It’s about the methods, not the customization: 25.3% Very. We demand the majority of training be customized: 9.9% It’s critical. We won’t conduct […]

Stop Being a Leader and Start Being a Team Member

To get an appreciation of the work your team does and what it takes to be a successful team member, step out of your leadership role and take on a role on your team for a day. You might be surprised by what you learn and how much fun you have. A few years ago […]