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Why Leaders Should Encourage Employee Autonomy

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Despite all we’ve written on the subject over the years, micromanagement continues to plague organizations everywhere, and at some point in your career, it’s likely you’ve experienced some form of it.

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Top 7 Ways To Help Employees Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed At Work

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This time of year, it’s common to feel overwhelmed at work.

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4 Elements of Leadership That Are As Impactful In The Office As On The Battlefield

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“What?!”. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. This officer wanted our team of mentor-Marines to patrol the route that held the record for greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever found in our area of operations. On foot. At night.

The Real Key To Talent Development Is Authentic Caring

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Everyone must take responsibility for their own evolution. This is the challenge that coaches, managers, and leaders regularly face around the people who they lead.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Leadership Practices For A More Positive Workplace

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Of all the worries, negative thoughts, and stress you experienced yesterday, how much of that carried over into today? If you don’t like your answer, don’t worry—this is common. In fact, we all form the same subconscious thought patterns, day after day, training our brains without even realizing it.

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How To Develop Your Employees’ Leadership Strengths

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Leadership isn’t about authority. Contrary to what most believe, leadership is an opportunity to serve and empower others. By creating the space for people to discover their natural talents, those at the top can help to develop leadership strengths on every level.

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3 Remote Work Models: Which One Is the Best For You?

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Pop quiz: in what year was the term “telecommuting” coined? Even trivia connoisseurs may be surprised by the answer. Like most, you may have guessed a time after the invention of the internet, but in fact, the first known remote worker was an employee of NASA in the early 70’s. (So

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Just What The H*ck Is Organizational Culture Anyway?

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For years, leaders in the HR/Management space, academics, and top business minds have all sought to define organizational culture. They have largely failed. This is, of course, no easy task. Culture is nebulous, something that we feel but just can’t put a name to. It’s like the immortal soul.

How Workplace Feedback Can Create A Cultural Revolution At Your Company

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How many times have you heard the phrase, “communication is key?” If you’re anything like me, the advice has now become trite, losing any significance or weightiness it once had.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

How To Unlock Your Remote Workforce Engagement

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Working remotely has previously been an exception few companies were willing to make for their people. In fact, up until the early 70’s, telecommuting was unheard of. Office optics determined how you were perceived by your manager and co-workers, and being “absent” meant you were not contributing.

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5 Must-Watch TED Talks To Help You Build Leadership Skills

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Every great leader possesses unique leadership skills that have propelled them to the top, but one quality they all share is a strong commitment to continuous learning. Take Bill Gates, the legendary founder of Microsoft, who reads over 50 books a year.

Why Managing Employees Effectively Includes 1-on-1 Performance Feedback

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“Am I a good manager?”. If you’re like us, you’ve probably asked yourself this question on more than one occasion. The age old mystery of what makes a good manager has sparked many theories over the years, some useful and some ( really ) not.

How Our Core Organizational Values Elevate Our Team

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With a name like 15Five, our partners are often curious about the story behind it. And we understand. It’s not exactly an intuitive signature for a software company to have, right?

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

How To Give Thoughtful Employee Gifts This Holiday Season

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One of the more anxiety-inducing activities around the holiday season is trying to determine if you should give a gift to those with whom you work—colleagues, supervisors, managers, and those who report to you.

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Q+A With Jerry Colonna: Overcome Your Personal Demons And Become A Better Leader Through Radical Self-Inquiry

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We all know someone in power who chooses to hide behind the comfort of their authority. The real task is thinking up senior executives who embody what it means to lead with transparency, honesty, and sincerity.

7 Unexpected Employee Performance Management Trends To Watch For In 2019

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Without talented and dedicated people, a business is little more than a great idea. While this seems obvious, companies didn’t always focus on employee performance management to stimulate growth and satisfaction as they do now.

Boosting Employee Engagement Through Career Conversations

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Want to increase employee engagement? It’s time to look at the career conversations you’re having with your employees. Traditionally, career discussions have been tagged onto the annual performance review process, meaning they occur far too infrequently and with an already painful process.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Read These Top Articles For Greater Organizational Agility

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Disruptive companies aren’t created by accident. In order to hold this badge of honor, a business must successfully change how people think and behave. This is quite a tall order, especially for those companies just getting off the ground.

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These 5 Management Practices Create Uncommonly Successful Workplaces

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Want to know a modern management secret? Ok, it’s not exactly a secret. I started explaining how we developed the Best-Self Management methodology in our last post. I shared how 15Five is a company of nearly 80 people, with near zero attrition in our company’s history.

Why A Positive Employee Experience Includes Work-Life Synergy

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In the Digital Age, technology has completely shifted the world of work as we know it. People don’t merely work to live anymore; they work to learn new skills , feed their passions, and become better humans. This change in employees has triggered an even bigger shift in the workplace.

5 Ways To Improve Employee Experience

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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

How To Continually Develop Your Workforce Through Upskilling Your Employees

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With record-low unemployment and an increased need for specific job skills, your company may be struggling to find and hire the people you need. But even as you pump up your recruiting efforts, you may overlook an obvious source for talent: your own workforce.

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Using Mindfulness To Infinitely Increase Your Capacity At Work

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What can you do to take control of your nervous system when your schedule feels jam packed, you work in an open office, and there are dings and whistles from your phones and emails all day? Perhaps you’ve heard of the term, mindfulness , but don’t know exactly how to be more mindful.

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Kim Cameron On Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings

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What separates high performing organizations from all the rest? Research shows that quality 1-on-1 meetings — those indispensable conversations between managers and employees — are a huge factor!

Introducing 15Five’s Best-Self Academy For Employee And Manager Development

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More and more company leaders, like CHROs and chief executives, are realizing that people managers are the key to success. This explains the massive adoption of technology tools in the last few years to enable manager-employee communication and performance tracking.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Shannon Arvizu, Ph.D: The Science of Building Psychologically Safe Professional Relationships

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Welcome back to Talk Nerdy To Me, 15Five’s academic blog series where we get nerdy, talk to the world’s best thinkers, and break down the latest academic research that you can apply to your workplace. This time around, I spoke with Dr. Shannon Arvizu on the topic of professional relationships.

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Harnessing The Power Of Gratitude At Work

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When is the last time you felt a true sense of gratitude? Maybe your friend did a selfless favor for you when you needed it most, or maybe a grand act of kindness from a stranger brightened your entire day.

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Taking Care Of Every Employee So They Bring Their Whole Self To Work

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When one area of an employee’s life feels neglected, it has a tendency to become the only thing that person can focus on. Because of this, there has been a push for organizations to make sure employees are fully taken care of in their personal lives as well as their professional lives.

15Five Takes PRIDE In Every Employee

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Every year, the LGBTQ+ community comes together, rallying people from all walks of life, to join in and celebrate each other’s unique differences with warm embrace.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

How To Boost Productivity Through Intrinsic Motivation, Part 2

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Until the 1980’s, the consensus in psychology was that mental development slowed significantly when you physically stopped growing. This myth has led to many organizational leaders believing that their employees are only as good as their current abilities, not realizing the value of their potential.