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Followership in Leadership: The 5 Essential Qualities of Great Followers

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In the same way that a fresh crisp apple has at its core a number of seeds, so leadership has many seeds at its core. Some are well-known and understood, such as accountability , coaching , business acumen, and an appreciation for the worth of the individual.

Employee Time Management Issues? Here Are 4 Ways to Help Them

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Missed deadlines, frequent following up on assigned tasks, errors in what is completed - these are all signs that an employee may have time management issues. As a leader, it is your role to coach employees to be optimally productive.

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7 Ways Virtual Experiential Programs Build Stronger Teams

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Teams are an essential ingredient in the recipe of a high-performing organization. But not all teams are truly successful. For many employees, team-based projects utilize valuable resources and precious time.

Essential Qualities of Highly Successful Online Sales Training

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The level of disruption to the sales environment today is immense, with sales practices that would have been industry leading 10-15 years ago quickly becoming irrelevant.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Was Your Culture Transformation a Success? 5 Ways to Know

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A corporate culture transformation initiative is an expensive undertaking, both in terms of tangible and intangible costs. When done well, the long-term benefits will outweigh the costs — but how do you measure that? After all, a lot of what makes an organizational culture great is intangible.

Where to Start When Planning Virtual Team-Building Activities

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Before the pandemic, there was already a lot of discussion on the implications of technology for the future of work. But that future was being shaped gradually by employees, leaders, teams, and organizations.

[Video] 3 Things Organizations Committed to Customer Centricity Do

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In a culture of customer centricity , everyone understands why the focus on the customer is a priority and how important it is to the organization’s long-term success. Considering the customer is part of everyone’s thinking and decision-making process.

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3 Ways to Communicate Well During Any Culture Transformation

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Implementing change is much simpler if you have a sound communication strategy. Leaders often underestimate the role of communication during a culture transformation initiative, forgetting how important information is to employees in times of uncertainty.

5 Ways To Maintain The Impact of a Culture Transformation

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Culture transformation is a long journey, but once the objectives of the transformation have been achieved, your organization has reached its destination. While you should celebrate this success, it’s important to look ahead and consider how you will maintain the impact of the culture transformation.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

5 Reasons Why Online Experiential Learning Increases Learner Engagement

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In the 2020 Workplace Learning Report , learning and development professionals named learner engagement one of their main challenges.

5 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience in Financial Services

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For many in the financial services industry, the pace of change in the world is nearly impossible to keep up with and yet that is the expectation of stakeholders, clients, and employees.

Succeeding in Transitional Times: The 2020 Summer Reading List

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As a result of incredible technological disruptions, global events such as COVID-19, changes in consumer habits and preferences, and upheavals of deeply rooted systems, the lives we lived even at the beginning of the year, seem like a world away. Even those in industries that once seemed unstoppable and impenetrable have been rocked and forever changed. As you continue to manage and work through these changes, we remain committed to providing you with helpful and relevant content.

Conflict Resolution Training: Why Experiential Learning Works So Well

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Conflict in the workplace is natural, especially when your workforce is engaged, passionate about their work, and driven to improve results.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

The 5 Skills You Need to Adapt In Uncertain and Ambiguous Times

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Our world is becoming more and more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous; our current situation is just one example of this. Everyone from those in the c-suite to those on the front lines are being forced to adapt – and quickly. Of the many skills required to successfully do so, here are the top five leaders and individual contributors alike will benefit from: Communication.

Recommended Resources for Leading in a Virtual World

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We’re in the middle of a work revolution and the path to being a successful leader is more complex than ever. While remote work has been on the rise for years, COVID-19 dramatically and irreversibly changed where and how we work. This fall, if you find yourself with a few spare moments, it may be beneficial to skim through any one of these resources for leading in a virtual world. Coaching in a Changed Workplace: A Leader's Guide to Coaching Employees In-Person and Online.

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Leading Change

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Organizational change is happening all the time, especially during times such as these. It can bring about a range of emotions in people, including fear, resistance, frustration, and confusion. Leading change successfully in the midst of those emotions requires the ability to define and communicate a vision that inspires others. It also requires helping others to adjust their thinking and behavior in the workplace so that they can successfully navigate change.

We’re in this Together: Free Live Webinars for You and Your Team

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When the unexpected arises, we are sometimes forced to slow down, look at what we are working on, and perhaps pivot completely. While your plans may have changed, this could be an opportunity to grow as an individual or a team, and to build a solid foundation for future momentum. With that in mind, Eagle’s Flight is happy to introduce a series of free live webinars for you and your team. Explore what is available below and share with colleagues and friends.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What Is Coaching in the Workplace and How To Do It In-Person and Online

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It is probably not hard to believe that the top five single factors that cause bad days at work include: a lack of help and support from leadership, negative coworkers, lack of praise or recognition, uncertainty about the organization’s vision and strategy, and busyness/high workload.

3 Ways to Create a Practical Training Solution

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Individuals tasked with finding and implementing training solutions want them to be practical. Practical training solutions engage employees, build their competency, are relevant and applicable, and support the ever-evolving needs of business today. Though if this is the case, then why do so many training efforts fall short in the eyes of participants and stakeholders? As written in one Forbes article , “Some studies have shown that only 10% of corporate training is effective.

3 HiPo Program Best Practices to Follow

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High potential employees can shape and lead an organization into the future, but identifying and retaining high potentials goes beyond assigning a label or offering frequent promotions. Rather, it requires careful examination of who your high potentials are, what they are motivated by, and the optimal development path that unleashes their full potential.

4 Ways to Ensure a Successful Digital Transformation

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According to a new report by Gartner , most digital workplace initiatives will fail to achieve their desired results through 2021, in large part because they ignore the role of culture. Researchers point out that “when initiatives are executed as a series of technology rollouts, employee engagement and addressing the associated cultural change are left behind. Digital workplace success is impossible without such.”

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

The Effects a Lack of Executive Alignment Is Having On Your Business

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One of the most important components of successful change management is executive alignment. Whether your organization is undergoing a major culture transformation , kicking off a strategic initiative, or involved in a merger or acquisition, having leadership aligned during times of change is critical to your success.

Why Communication Matters In An Organizational Culture Transformation

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A sound communication strategy is crucial to any culture transformation initiative. Though leaders can sometimes underestimate the role of truly effective communication during times of change. According to Harvard Business Review , when people resist organizational change, it’s often because they don’t have a clear picture of what is happening and why.

Recommend Reading for Leading Teams That Thrive in Transitional Times

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As individuals, teams, and organizations adjust to the new reality of working remotely, leaders will play an essential role. Leaders must provide necessary support, assistance, and coaching to ensure individuals can deliver on their accountabilities and responsibilities during this time, teams can fulfill their projects and tasks, and organizations can find their footing in an unsettled and uncertain world.

4 Reasons Why Company Culture Is Essential to Business Success

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Most leaders agree that company culture is critical to business success, and yet many organizations struggle to achieve their desired culture. Research by Deloitte found that although 82 percent of surveyed executives said that company culture was important, only 19 percent believed they had the “right culture.” There are many worthwhile reasons to pursue a culture transformation , including attracting and retaining engaged, high-performing employees and strengthening overall competitiveness.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

6 Unexpected Ways to Improve Customer Experience

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Customer experience is the sum of every interaction a customer has with your company, products, and services. It can be a defining competitive advantage, as found in one study , where 86% of customers said they were willing to pay more for a product or service if they get a better customer experience. As a result, improving the customer experience is becoming an increasingly important priority for many organizations as they seek to succeed.

Why Is Experiential Learning so Important in Training Initiatives?

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One of the reasons more and more organizations are gravitating toward experiential learning is that it has the power to change behaviors in the workplace. During an experiential learning training session, participants do more than just learn new information; they learn how to apply it in the real world and they are able to quickly see the results of their actions. This model helps give them personal conviction and confidence to apply new skills on the job.

4 Important Workplace Trends to Consider in 2020

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Today’s workforce is comprised of multiple generations, and each of them has a different experience with technology, varying expectations about social norms, and differing goals depending on where they are in their careers. Baby Boomers are preparing for retirement, Gen Xers are stepping into leadership roles, millennials have their eyes on future leadership positions, and Gen Zers are just getting started and may quickly rise as high potential employees.

3 Reasons Why Digital Transformation Is About People, Not Technology

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Many organizations are undergoing digital transformations to take advantage of all the benefits of new digital technology. According to one study , 89 percent of companies are either in the process of implementing or have already executed a digital-first approach to business processes, operations, and customer engagement. However, despite these advances, the same study also found that workforce strategy often lags behind a company’s ability to use new digital tools.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

How to Develop and Implement a Training Retention Strategy

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Even after the most impactful training event, participants quickly forget much of what they have learned. It’s a phenomenon called learning decay and it happens to everybody, no matter how engaged they were during the training event or how interested they were in the content. Being aware of learning decay and taking steps to minimize it will help you get the greatest benefit from your investment in learning and development.

Why Learning and Development is a Key Driver of Employee Engagement and Growth

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It’s no secret that employee engagement is a key concern for organizations; studies show that an engaged workforce supports growth through a range of benefits, including higher productivity and profitability, lower turnover, and more satisfied customers. However, despite the value of an engaged workforce, only one in three US employees is engaged , according to Gallup surveys.

How to Eliminate Complacency When It Comes to Safety Training

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Individuals working in industries such as healthcare, mining, construction, and manufacturing already understand the importance of safety. However, having a sense of awareness about safety, or even being willing to attend safety training, doesn’t necessarily mean that all individuals are fully committed to uncompromising safety in the workplace.

3 Strategies to Help Manufacturing Win the War for Talent

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Working in manufacturing has changed tremendously. Along with the increased attractiveness of work in alternate industries such as technology, consulting, and the gig economy, the manufacturing workforce is aging, and employers must compete now more than ever before for skilled manufacturing talent. Research by Deloitte has found that the manufacturing skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4 million positions unfilled through the year 2028.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.