While most businesses and corporations have not yet reached “back to normal”, many of us are working to move forward as if things were normal. While striving for normalcy should put us at ease and provide a level of comfort during our continually uncertain times, for many, this has instead caused more stress. As we actively seek to implement continual changes to keep up with the changing environment and/or regulations around them the need for great communication increases.
When striving to keep a “people first” mentality within your company, be sure to remember that springing change on your talent and resources can easily insight more fear, stir objection, and cause new stressors to arise. We’ve gathered a compilation of best practices for communicating change, whether planned or unplanned, during a crisis.
When a change arises, lean in to empathy. Empathy will first drive you to make...
It’s been said that employees are a company’s most valuable asset and the last thing any business wants is to lose one. Taking time and resources to invest in an employee not only demonstrates a commitment to growing your employees, but it serves as an investment in your company, too.
Enhancing your workplace culture and reducing turnover are just a few benefits of investing in your employees. So how do you do that? Keep reading to see a few simple ways.
Top-level management is known for putting in long hours, but that shouldn’t be the expectation for all employees (or you, for that matter). Having a balanced work and life culture will go far when it comes to investing in employees.
Ensure that employees’ time-off requests are honored within reason, encourage annual vacation time and avoid frequent requests for overtime if possible.
When you honor your employees as a whole...
You are a leader, and, therefore, you likely find yourself always wanting to take your growth to the next level! Developing traits of a leader will help you to advance in your career and every other aspect of life.
So how do you set and achieve personal development goals? Read on to find out!
Before you do anything, learn what aspects of yourself that you need to develop.
Have you taken any strengths assessments before? We recommend Gallup Cliftonstrengths. This assessment will give you a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses so that you can either improve on your weaknesses or surround yourself with those on your team who are strong where you are weak.
Sure, you may have a grasp on some of your strengths, but a comprehensive breakdown is really beneficial to helping you see what obstacles may stand between you and your goals.
Personal development and...
When asked what is the greatest characteristic of a leader, many will say, “honesty.”
Leaders need to be honest with their employees and with themselves.
But honesty is only ONE way to be a better leader. There are also a lot of other necessary character traits to develop.
If you want to learn how to be a better leader, then check out these critically important traits that can help you become a better leader.
Being a leader requires commitment. They need to be committed to their work and their responsibilities.
When they are committed, it influences who they work with. It shows the employees how committed their leader is in making a change in the workplace and then the team wants to follow suit.
If you want to be a better leader, you should also be passionate about your job. That means you love your job and have a passion to be...