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NEW Workboard Features: Dynamic KPI charts on Running Business Reviews replace old-school reporting and QBRs to run your business in real time.

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Manage strategic priorities in real time. Now you no longer need to wait a month or quarter to understand progress on your strategic priorities with new dynamic charts and graphs on Workboard Running Business Reviews. Create charts to graph progress and compare KPIs instantly for your strategic priorities and operations metrics.

How to Create Team Synergy and Keep It Going

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The word "synergy" sounds exciting, especially when it's associated with designing a product. And no doubt, synergy within team dynamics is absolutely essential. But what exactly is synergy? And how does it affect every aspect of your enterprise? Does Your Team Have Synergy? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of synergy is when "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.". Think about your company team.

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Being Great Means Being Grateful

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Now is the perfect time to experience gratitude. It’s the ultimate win/win: we feel great when we experience gratitude and, when we share it, other people feel great too. Deidre's Blog

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How Will AI Help Good Managers Be Great?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is more than just a buzzword. From driverless trucks traversing the country to AI winning “unwinnable” games , it’s already making an impact on our home lives and will soon play a much greater role in our work lives. The potential applications of artificial intelligence excite forward-thinking managers, who see the opportunities AI will provide to advance careers and business results faster.

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The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

5 Techniques to Improve Agility and Velocity

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Functional boundaries and formal hierarchies that served us well for decades now inhibit our organization’s ability to compete with more nimble competitors. Today, dynamic teaming across the organization and leading from every level are essential-- organizations that do it well see 12% revenue growth compared to just 4% by peers. Unfortunately, teaming and leading across perceived boundaries doesn’t come naturally to most people.

Use Workboard to Make Meetings More Efficient

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We spend almost 40% of our time in meetings and there are 11 million corporate meetings every day. If that sounds like where your week goes, it’s time to make sure you get results and, dare we say it, more enjoyment for the time spent. Workboard is here to help you streamline the process from scheduling the meeting, creating an agenda, turning a discussion into a series of assigned action items, and making it easy to find important decisions made a month ago.

Start With Trust When Coaching

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Executive coach and guest velocity guru Beth Armknecht Miller offers her sage advice on how to cultivate your coaching skills to motivate employees for great achievement in your organization. A coach is someone who instructs and trains a team or person. Coaching is a critical competency for today’s leaders, but not every leader knows how to be a better coach. Without knowledge of how to coach, a leader will be at a disadvantage.

Be Fearless About Feedback

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Giving and getting feedback can be emotionally charged, which inhibits giving it and may reduce our ability to put feedback we receive into practice. By viewing feedback as learning and leading opportunities, we maximize career and team velocity. Deidre's Blog

The Difference Between Dreamers and Doers

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4 techniques that separate doers and achievers from dreamers. In many ways, setting goals is similar to dreaming of success – goals are desired outcomes. But achieving goals (and with them, success) is infinitely harder and more complex. While many things on the road to success like Estée Lauder’s are beyond your control, how you apply your energy toward success is something you have a great deal of control over.

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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

When It Comes to Setting Goals, Less is More

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3 tips for managers to set, stick to and achieve business goals. It's a few weeks into a new quarter and the second half of the year, so now is a great time to self-assess accomplishments on last quarter's goals and double down for great execution the rest of the year.

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The Difference Between Getting Things Done and Having a Meaningful Impact

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5 Career Velocity Strategies. There is a lot of discussion about productivity, but I’ve always preferred the term velocity. I’ve found that my velocity to goal determines my career velocity. By that I mean the speed and efficiency with which I achieve my goals determines the speed and degree of career growth I experience. If I use half the time and half the people, capital and other resources to achieve the goal as planned or as a peer, there will be career reward and recognition.

5 Ways to Manage Stress on the Job

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While too much stress isn’t good, the sensation of stress is an important business signal -- it can help us identify what needs our attention. Deidre's Blog

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An Execution Framework for Achieving Ambitious Goals

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3 essentials for high cadence, high impact execution. While annual planning and performance reviews are very structured processes, most organizations don’t have structured models for managing execution and goal achievement between plan and review. How are your planned outcomes versus actuals monitored week over week and how much does your approach vary over the course of the year?

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

How to Embrace Failure and Make It Work In Your Favor

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Today, companies are either transforming their markets or transforming their company. Innovation, information and markets have accelerated and so, too, has market disruption. For CIOs, these significant changes have challenging side effects and consequences: Line of business teams choosing their technology solutions. Smart technical talent choosing innovative companies. Harnessing the value of data rather than just cost-effectively managing it.

6 Hallmarks of High Performing Teams

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Great Teams Exhilarate -- What Sets Them Apart? There is nothing quite like the sensation and satisfaction of being on a high performing team. I’ve had this luck and pleasure a number of times in my career, but it’s rarer than I’d like. High performing teams seem to generate their own energy and elevate everyone on the team to their full potential. Despite achieving more, working on these teams is less taxing -- the workday feels shorter and less frustrating.

Team Up for High Performance

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Our team is smart, fast, fun and diverse. That diversity makes for a better product and team. Rather than an echo chamber with a single perspective, we have diverse experiences – and our share of loud debates and laughs as a result. When team members have different cultural, generational, professional and regional experiences, everyone is a listener and learner because each member brings new perspective to products and problem solving.

The 7 Common Challenges of Coaching

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Executive coach and guest velocity guru Beth Armknecht Miller offers advice on how to manage common causes of frustration in a coaching relationship. Coaching can be an extremely rewarding experience. However there are times when the coaching relationship can become frustrating to you and/or the coachee. So what could be causing your frustration? Have I built and continue to build a trusting relationship?

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

It's GOal Time!

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If you're ready for an awesome year -- one where you make a big impact and grow your business or career -- start it off right with clear, inspiring Q1 goals that people really care about (not to be confused with the watered-down vague annual goals in the HR system). Goals should provide immediate purpose, clarity and focal points; they're how and why teams rally to great achievement.

Managing, Mentoring and Working with Millennials

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5 Management Tips to Bridge Differences. Two-thirds of corporate recruiters say their organization has a difficult time managing millennials and a similar number of executives give millennials low grades for work preparedness according to Deloitte – alarming because they comprise a third of the workforce. While it’s common to call them out as "different" or "difficult", they may not be either of those things. Deidre's Blog

4 Tips for Keeping Your Balance in the Year-End Blitz

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Work stresses people out, especially during calendar fourth quarter. And during the holiday season, almost 70% of people report additional stress from lack of time and money. These 4 tips can help you achieve more success and enjoy more holiday bliss amidst the work blitz. Deidre's Blog

2015: Leadership Leap Year

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During this time of year, it is traditional to reset personal goals and dream up new ones: What do you want to accomplish? What steps and actions will you take to achieve your goals? How do you want to engage with team members and colleagues? Use this free weekly framework for building new leadership habits to achieve your goals. Deidre's Blog

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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!

Three Steps to Grow Your Personal Brand and Build Happiness

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Are you building career velocity? Everyone understands why businesses need a solid brand — it distinguishes the company and conveys its essence. But brands are not just for big companies. The people who take the time to build their personal brand stand out in a crowd of talent. What really differentiates you is not your title, your credentials or your resume, it’s the experience of YOU.

What If We All Thought Like Olympic Athletes?

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What if we practiced 90% of the time and only performed 10% of the time? That's what elite athletes do. they spend most of their time figuring out how to get the most out of their body-- how to get themselves to the top of their performance game, so that when they get on the field, the court or the track they are fully prepared to WIN. What if we did that at work? What if we understood, that like athletes, our employees come to work every day in hopes of winning.

How to Achieve More Next Quarter

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Commit to fewer goals and better execution. It's goal setting time and many of us are also self-assessing accomplishments against last quarter's goals. Q1 can be a hard quarter, but there are two things that exacerbate that: 1) too many goals to come anywhere close to achievement and 2) too little attention to goals after they're set. A lot of readers have shared how hard it is to keep goals visible week over week and how seldom they review goals once set.

Build on Strengths, Avoid Weaknesses

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Enhance your team's productivity through strength-based coaching. New research suggests that more than fixing flaws, managers should be concerned with building on strengths. Develop Your Management Skills

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Introducing Workboard Elite App

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New Workboard Elite app makes it easy for managers to set and achieve their goals by linking goals, work, progress transparency and feedback together. Your team's actions, real time priorities and progress will always align to your business goals and metrics. Develop Your Management Skills

Coaching in the Moment

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Executive coach and guest velocity guru Beth Armknecht Miller offers tips on identifying the best times to provide coaching and feedback to your employees. Unlike scheduled 1on1 meetings, coaching others 'in the moment' is not scheduled and occurs when you, as manager, observe an opportunity for an employee to be coached. It is often spontaneous which requires you to be confident in your coaching skills. Coaching others 'in the moment' is not for the neophyte.

Don’t Just Assess Your Team’s Performance; Cultivate It

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3 tips for increasing the competencies, capabilities, and satisfaction of your team. It's a good time to consider our roles as managers in helping people achieve their potential. In addition to assessing what they've done, take the time to consider what you've done — and can do — to help them achieve what they might. Excellence requires opportunity for it as does skill building; this is one of the greatest gifts you can give people.

The Art of the OKR

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A Template for Masterful Goal Achievement. Execution and velocity guru Christina Wodtke on the art of the OKR—the achievement model behind high growth Silicon Valley companies. The OKR approach to setting goals has been used at Google, Zynga, General Assembly and beyond and is spreading like wildfire across successful Silicon Valley companies. Those companies that have adopted the approach are growing like weeds.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!