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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.

7 Intriguing Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”. A fireman! A rooster! (I I actually said this.). As children, we were asked this question over and over again. Even now as adults we ask the same question to the kids in our lives.

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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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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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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?

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.

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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Using Passion To Drive Purpose: Three Tips For Writing Effective OKRs

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When a company and its leaders aspire towards a common goal, success isn’t merely achievable, it’s the natural result. Connecting ambition to purpose is how the impossible becomes attainable, especially in the workplace.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

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.

Best-Self Management Podcast, Episode 5: Design Thinking In HR

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Design thinking is a powerful tool for any creative to use, be it product designers, architects, interior designers—you name it. But, have you ever considered leveraging it to guide your culture or HR initiatives?

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.

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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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.

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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5 Ways To Improve Employee Experience

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How Leaders Can Create Psychological Safety In The Workplace

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How often does the fear of failure prevent you from taking a leap of faith? Maybe you have a great idea that you’d like to experiment with at work, but you don’t feel fully supported by your team.

Take Employee Onboarding To The Next Level With The Best-Self Kickoff

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Believe it or not, professional experiences hold a powerful weight with the impact they have on our lives.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

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.

Best-Self Management Podcast, Episode 3: A Shared Experience Of Workplace Trust

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We’ve all heard the phrase “follow your heart,” and you’ve probably even shared advice to “go with your gut,” when helping a friend make a tough decision. These clichés are often used as colloquial terms for empowering others to trust themselves.

Part 1: How To Boost Productivity Through Intrinsic Motivation

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In life and in business, motivation bleeds into everything we do and it helps us choose where to focus in our busy lives. We have certain motivations for why we’re in relationships, listen to certain podcasts, choose which books to read, and even navigate how we work.

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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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

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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Does Performance Management Really Help Every Employee Become Their Best Self?

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I’m about to introduce you to a proven methodology called Best-Self Management , that has led to unbelievable success at my company, and for every employee.

Webinar Recap: Transforming Bad Managers Into Great Team Leaders

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In a recent study, 56% of American employees said their boss was mildly or highly toxic. In another study , three out of four employees said their manager was the worst and most stressful part of their job.

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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.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

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!