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


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


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


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


How Will AI Help Good Managers Be Great?


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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5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

5 Techniques to Improve Agility and Velocity


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


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


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


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


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.


5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

When It Comes to Setting Goals, Less is More


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.


The Difference Between Getting Things Done and Having a Meaningful Impact


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


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


An Execution Framework for Achieving Ambitious Goals


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?

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

How to Embrace Failure and Make It Work In Your Favor


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


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


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


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?

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

It's GOal Time!


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


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


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


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


3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Three Steps to Grow Your Personal Brand and Build Happiness


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?


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


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


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

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.

Introducing Workboard Elite App


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


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


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


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.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Connect, Calibrate and Coach: A Simple Formula for Great 1on1s


If you lead a team, coaching people and giving regular feedback-- positive and constructive-- is part of the job. Prioritizing 1on1s and doing the "soft stuff" that builds morale, culture and people are strategic elements of leadership. If you hesitate to give feedback for fear of being the "bad guy", put your people’s success in front of the need to be liked-- 57% of employees prefer corrective feedback and 72% say their performance would improve with more feedback.