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Looking Beyond the Great Resignation

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The Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle, The Great Migration. The media is awash with coverage about stats that indicate workers are on the move in numbers previously unseen in the U.S. labor market.

How Leaders Can Help Employees “Give It a Rest”

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After nearly two years of the grief, trauma and anxiety of living through a pandemic, it’s no surprise that most of us are tired and have brain fog. Many workers report a feeling of languishing and it shows no signs of abating.

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Leaders as Role Models – What the Research Tells Us

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When Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote their now-classic book “The Leadership Challenge”, a foundational piece of their research focused on leaders as role models. In the authors’ article Model the Way , they write, “Exemplary leaders know that it’s their behavior that earns them respect.

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Want Great Ideas from a Team? Flip the Script

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When you lead a team, great ideas are the lifeblood of innovation and productivity. Let’s say you have an idea that you’d like to toss out to your team. How can you get the folks to speak up and help you discern the idea’s viability? Nobody wants to waste time on a stinker of an idea.

Virtual Onboarding: The 5 Keys to Success in 2022

Speaker: Kate Pavlina and Jon-Paul Jaramillo

The pandemic made virtual onboarding our new reality. Initially seen as a band-aid solution, it is quickly becoming a permanent part of the new world of work. Join this webinar, featuring guests from Amazon and Sundt, to uncover a tried-and-tested framework for virtual onboarding––and how to bring the experience to life.

Are These Mistakes Ruining Your 1:1 Meetings with The Boss?

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Are you getting the most out of your 1:1 meetings with your boss? If you leave these meetings thinking, That’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back then it’s time to evaluate how to make things better.

4 Key Skills Employees Need for the Workplace of the Future

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I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce Study. All opinions are mine. What are the top skills that the employee of the future needs? A recent study commissioned by Spherion and conducted by Harris Poll aimed to find out.

3 Things Every Leader Should Ask at Update Meetings

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Leaders, do you want a simple, easy-to-remember process for staying up-to-date with your team’s workload? Here’s an idea I heard from my colleague Sally. She said it was OK to share with my blog readers, so, thanks Sally!).

Can Companies Truly Offer the Work Flexibility that Employees Crave?

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I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce ® Study (EWS). All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, the cartoon The Jetson’s featured flying cars. Decades later, we still aren’t flying around like George Jetson. All that time ago, humans could envision individual air transport, but it’s not a reality yet.

How Shutting Up Can Make You a Thought Leader

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Who do you consider to be influential thought-leaders in your organization? Is it the talkative people who contribute incessantly? No, these non-stop talkers probably don’t have your deep respect.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

At What Age Are Millennials Ready to Lead?

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m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (EWS). All opinions are mine. When are employees ready to step into leadership roles? Although there is no definitive “right” answer to that question, it’s one that employers increasingly grapple with.

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Social Recruiting – It’s Time to Get on Board

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I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (“EWS.”) All opinions are mine. What does the rise of social recruiting mean for the future of HR? The way that companies attract qualified job applicants continues to evolve at lightning speed.

What’s Your Trust Building POV?

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Welcome to Trust-Building Thursday, a new series on The People Equation. Each month, we’ll explore trust in the workplace and offer practical tips for building trust with your boss, colleagues, peers and team members. You can see other installments of the series here. When I was sixteen, my family moved across the state. It was the first time we’d ever moved; it was a leap of faith on my parents’ part that we would all adjust to our new surroundings.

Leadership in the Hybrid Workplace

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Is the hybrid workplace here to stay? A behavioral scientist named Jon Levy wrote an article in the Boston Globe (gated access) that essentially said, “Nah, I don’t think so.” And the internet blew up. (As As it does.) Whether he’s correctly called it or not remains to be seen.

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The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

Trust in Leadership Affects Employee Retention #EWS2014

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I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study. All opinions are mine. This is the final in a series on Spherion’s research project, the Emerging Workforce Study 2014. Over the past 15 years, Spherion has surveyed employees and human resource managers on critical workplace topics to determine the trends that shape the work environment.

You Aren’t a Perfect Leader. But Your People Still Expect It.

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If you’ve ever held a leadership position, you’ve probably already figured this out: you are held to a higher standard. You are expected to be more. More authentic, more compassionate and most importantly, more ethical than the average working Joe or Jane in your office.

Small Daily Actions Add Up to Big Wins in Leadership

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Image credit: Unsplash – Micheile Henderson. I’ve said it before. Leadership is a tough gig. And it doesn’t help when you are bombarded with messages telling you that the path to big wins in leadership come from big, bold risk-taking. Sure, leaders achieve when they think big.

Effective Meeting Leaders Set the Right Expectations

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People hate meetings. This is not earth-shattering news. Many of the complaints are legit: meetings are unfocused, too long, or unnecessary. Some of the complaints are humorous (but still true.) One of the lesser-mentioned reasons that merits consideration is meeting purpose.

How the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

During this informative webinar, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President, Kevin Grossman, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.

What Leaders Need to Know About Trauma in the Workplace

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Editor’s note: To what degree has the “collective” trauma of COVID-19 seeped into workplaces around the world? And what do leaders need to know about trauma in the workplace? The People Equation reached out to psychiatrist and trauma expert Dr. Mark Goulston to learn more.

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The Go Big or Go Home Myth of Leadership Risk-Taking

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flickr. There’s a narrative in the business world that says leaders must take bold risks ( BHAG , anyone?) to garner business success. And while audacious goals do indeed require boldness, there’s an underbelly to this mindset.

Analysis: Key Themes in Leadership Trends for 2021

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Image by moritz320 from Pixabay. We’re nearly through the first quarter of 2021 so I decided to take the pulse of what industry analysts and thought leaders are saying about the state of leadership this year.

How to Test a Leader’s Thinking

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Have you ever been in a meeting and the leader of the group says, “Hey, I have an idea!” and then proceeds to outline a suggestion that they clearly think is marvelous. But you’re not convinced it’s marvelous.

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Swiping Right on HR Tech: How Tinder and Southern Cross Automate Their Hiring & Onboarding Process

Speaker: Nora Diaz de Leon and Nicole Moore

Paperwork, endless email threads, and other manual tasks have kept HR from focusing on what they do best. sound familiar? Sign up for this webinar from Tinder and Southern Cross, to learn how they use the latest in HR tech to streamline their hiring and onboarding experience.

How Do Leaders Create Continuous Improvement?

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I asked my readership, “How do leaders create continuous improvement?” It turns out there are many ways to interpret the meaning of continuous improvement.

Safety in the Workplace – 5 Tips for Creating a “Speak Up” Culture

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. Phil is the president of a mid-size company that has a huge safety problem. If you were to tell him this, Phil would scoff and proudly show you his company’s OSHA records. It’s true that Phil’s company does a great job protecting the physical safety of his workers.

4 Ways to Gain Team Input

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So I’m sitting at a large round table, talking with a team of eight senior-level leaders who work for a large corporation. These are smart, sophisticated people, who have both street cred as field operatives and many years’ experience leading various types and sizes of work groups.

No Leadership Title? You Can Still Influence Change

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A People Equation reader wrote to ask my advice on the following: Our small company is growing and we need to learn to use organizational tools like spreadsheets more effectively. I’m comfortable using these tools, but many of my peers aren’t.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

How To Accept an Apology at Work

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Has anyone ever said anything to you at work that was really hurtful or snarky? It’s an experience we can all relate to. Sometimes it’s an intentional slight or power-play. But here’s the thing. More often, it’s an unplanned quip and your colleague wishes they could take it back.

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Want to be an Inclusive Leader? Expand Your Home Team Roster

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Are you on the “home team” at work? Otherwise known as the “traditional majority culture,” author Laura Kriska uses the “home team advantage” analogy for the invisible edge people on the “home team” possess.

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7 Things Employees Want to Know In a Department Reshuffle

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Coffee, pen and notes write reshuffle. Is there a big department reshuffle on the horizon? As a leader, you may have become blasé about corporate restructuring, especially if you’re a survivor of numerous downsizing/outsourcing/right-sizing battles.

Team Got the Blahs? Here’s What Leaders Need to Know

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Has your team got the blahs? They might not say so, but if you look closely, the signs are there: deadlines slipping, lack of interest in normally exciting things. And if you’re being totally honest with yourself, maybe you’re feeling it too?

How to Create an Employer Brand That Attracts the Best Global Talent

Your employer brand not only affects your reputation and performance but your ability to attract and retain global talent. In this article, learn effective employer branding strategies, ways to communicate your employer brand, and more.

Leaders Cast Sunlight Not Shade

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Aaron Burden. As my kids progress through their teens, dinnertime conversations will often center on stories of classmates “throwing shade” at one another. That’s teen speak for talking trash about someone.