Book Review: The Power of Positive Leadership

Workplace Psychology

NOTE: For this book review, I intentionally and excessively quoted the author throughout the post. I never thought I would be reading and reviewing a book by Jon Gordon. The simple reason is that I’m not a fan of books written in a fable format. The Seed — referenced 1 time; pp.

3 Key Learnings From HCI’s 2018 Performance Coaching & Development Conference

Reflektive

Human Capital Institute’s popular performance management event in Chicago underwent a bit of a face lift this year starting with a new name: the HCI Performance Coaching & Development Conference. We saw that ‘performance innovation’ was a popular way of talking about that two or three years ago, but as organizations move towards a model of continuous conversation and development, experts are framing this as performance coaching instead of performance management.”.

all my 2015 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

For most of 2015, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. These aren’t work-related books; they’re just books I love and think everyone else should read. Sometimes they’re books that I’m in the middle of reading, and other times they’ve just long-standing favorites. Yes, this is the book that led to the mini-series of the 80s, and that might turn you off. I adore this book.

From Coach to Manager to Leader: How Yev Saidachev Made the Transition

Everwise

As a manager of sales development at AppDynamics , Saidachev devotes his time to helping his team succeed in opening conversations with prospects and advancing their careers. As a lifelong hockey player, he now coaches youth hockey to give players the same team experiences he had.

Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman

Conversation Matters

In this post, I am reviewing his last book (he died in 2013) in which he turned his in-depth understanding to study teams in US intelligence agencies. Hackman’s book is filled with practical understanding about teams. 10 percent to depend on the leader’s hands-on, real-time coaching. .

Growing Leaders During Chaotic Times Roundup

Sounding Board

There is no doubt that we are living in chaotic times. It was with this thought in mind that we put on the “ Growing Leaders During Chaotic Times ” event. We had over 130+ people in attendance, moderated by myself (Christine Tao, Founder of Sounding Board) and featuring fantastic speakers such as Dolores Bernardo (Head of Learning, AirBnB), Darren Shimkus (GM, Udemy for Business) and Cynthia Owyoung (Founder, Breaking Glass Forums, ex Github/Yahoo).

Coaching Employees: 5 Steps to Making It More Effective

Insperity

The key to having self-motivated employees is effective coaching. Initially, it will take extra time – the whole “teach a man to fish” process versus just “catch a man a fish.” Follow these five steps to make your coaching and feedback process more effective. Then, it’s time to talk to your employees and set goals together. Talk about a deadline and indicate how important the timing may (or may not) be to the success of the project.

A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Conversation Matters

A remarkable book! . And what is most remarkable is that these are not organizations coached by the authors, rather each organization has independently come to the idea of the need to continuously develop their people.

A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Conversation Matters

A remarkable book! . And what is most remarkable is that these are not organizations coached by the authors, rather each organization has independently come to the idea of the need to continuously develop their people.

Strong Leadership Starts With Your Mindset

Thrive Global

We all knew kids at school who were natural leaders, they hadn’t completed a leadership training or attended any workshops, yet wherever they stood in the playground broodily looking on, other children would surround them like bees to a honeypot.

coworker is bringing daily gifts to our team lead, coaching a combative employee, and more

Ask a Manager

She’s had documented attendance and performance issues and has been placed on a PIP. Considering the timing of when the gift was given, it’s likely she hasn’t since it was late on a Friday night when all the department managers were gone for the week. Coaching a combative, negative employee. She has an us vs them mentality when it comes to management and often times takes a combative approach when discussing employee issues, policy changes, updates, or general feedback.

These Are the Biggest Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Small Business

Thrive Global

A few minutes later, she came by again and said, “You do so much for others, it’s time someone does something for you.” As someone who was still measuring the Scotch packing tape to prevent going over budget, $1,000 was a huge push for my business at the time.

No More Pencils, No More Books: The Decline Of The Corporate Classroom

SAP Innovation

There was a time when formal classroom learning was just about the only option a company had for employee training. But the times, they are a-changin’. “In Workers will attend fewer scheduled classes and online training sessions.”.

7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence and Become a More Empathetic Leader

Thrive Global

Sounds a little woo-woo, but it’s really just common sense, similar to airline attendants instructing us to put on our own oxygen masks before helping others. She coaches her clients on this aspect and it’s a game changer. “If Wisdom Book Excerpt businesses Confidence Empathy leader

8 ways HR can help develop better managers

Qualtrics HR

Here’s how your HR department can support your goal of coaching and developing managers to become the best leaders they can be. Giving new managers specific support in this way can help build their confidence in leading others for the first time. Develop person-specific coaching plans.

How to Rise Above Your Fear of Success

Dr. Nadine

She was so eager to secure the position, which was opportunely vacant at the time, that she paid out of her pocket to retain me as her executive coach. As the first member of her family to attend college, she had always been a high achiever and somewhat of an outlier in her family.

Transform your culture: Lessons from a cooperative, First Credit Union for #CeridianCXDay

Ceridian

Develop leaders to be coaches. Sandra has an executive coaching certificate from Royal Roads University. First Credit Union integrates “the coach approach” into all its one-to-one and performance discussions. The coach approach is all about asking the right questions and enabling employees to discover their own accomplishments and areas of improvement. But, as pointed out in a recent post on Fast Company by Renee Robertson, coaching is not criticism.

Going Through Your No’s Before Getting to Your Yes

Workplace Psychology

One day before my daughter’s Christmas program, I took an afternoon flight from Dallas to northern California, ate dinner there at the hotel the company had booked for me, checked my email for instructions from the company, called my wife, and went to bed.

Do You, or Your Company, Screw Up Meetings?

HR Ringleader

It’s made the social media rounds, but was still good for a laugh one more time. Here are just a few: Employees don’t have time to get their other work done. ” All the time! Speaking of time… it doesn’t end when it’s over.

Future Friday: Helping CEOs change

OmegaHR Solutions

Consultant and writer Laura Garnett wrote an article in Forbes based on an interview with Maynard Webb , who serves or has served on the boards of Yahoo and Salesforce and has written the book Rebooting Work. Help your CEO become a leader for the year 2020.

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Leadership Mindset Matters Most in a Crisis

HR Daily Advisor

Hinden, PhD, PCC, President, Managance Consulting & Coaching. It was a frightening, stressful, and exhausting time. Register today for this timely HR event. Strategic HR 2016 Managance Consulting Coaching Miami South Floridaby Denice R.

Voice, Value, Feedback – The “Must Try” Communication Tool Driving Employee Engagement

Achievers

Leaders don’t enjoy preparing them and employees dread attending them. Currently, I am coaching several leaders who have incorporated the Voice, Value, Feedback communication tool into their culture, and the benefits are real.

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I’m a New Manager. Now What?

HR Bartender

When managers are focused on their job, they hire the best talent, train for success, coach for high performance, and retain employees. They can take a vacation or attend a conference with confidence, knowing that the department isn’t going to fall apart. SHRM-Published Books (@SHRMBooks) June 9, 2016. Creating a new manager onboarding program doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming. Every new manager has that moment.

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

15Five

For a company to naturally thrive, those tasked with leadership must take the time to truly understand their inner self. In Colonna’s new book, Reboot , launching today, he shares his approach to coaching, the magic of radical self-inquiry, and the powerful journey that led him here.

what to say to an employee who’s requesting too much time off, training the person who’s taking your job, and more

Ask a Manager

How can I coach an employee to have more professional polish? How, if at all, can I coach her to be more professional when what it seems like she needs is an injection of class/polish? What to say to an employee who’s requesting too much time off. I have a question about an employee who is requesting a lot of time off. It’s okay to to request time off on occasion, but that should be rare, not multiple times each month. It’s five answers to five questions.

managing virtual teams and leading a flexible work environment

O.C. Tanner

What we know from the research – and have written about in our book Upgrade Now: 9 Advanced Leadership Skills - is that when working in a virtual environment, employees require a team that demonstrates: Trust. Insights flex time schedules flexible work environments giselle kovary Inc.

13 Tips for #SHRM17 Conference Attendees

HR Bartender

Plan your schedule but save some time for impromptu meetings. If you’re a scheduling freak like me, I block off free time to use for last minute coffee meetings (or sneaking off to Café du Monde! ). Works every time.

I Will Teach My Daughter Not to Be Afraid

Workplace Psychology

About a month ago, my wife and I became parents for the very first time. The worst thing you can do is wimp out and spend your life in suspended animation, refusing to make a choice because it may not be a perfect one.” ~ Nicholas Lore (author of the book “The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success”). I know of people who talk about owning their own business or moving abroad to live and work or publish an article or write a book.

Reflecting on Illuminate 2019: How to Empower the Modern Workplace

Reflektive

Last week, I attended Illuminate , a one-day people conference on a mission to make the manager-employee relationship better. In addition to sessions discussing diversity and inclusion and coaching culture at scale, Illuminate offered attendees a chance to win a pair of Allbirds following the event. Top communication issues that prevent effective leadership include failure to recognize employee achievements, offer clear directions, and carve out time to meet with employees.

How To Convince Your Boss To Send You To A Conference And Pay

Dr. Nadine

Last week we looked at a how to approach your manager with the benefits of letting you attend a conference. But there is more to getting a “yes” when it comes to the question of time and cost. This addresses the budget problems and shows your commitment to attending the conference.

Grow Leadership Through Relationships

ATD Human Capital

Each leader was required to have a succession plan in place and a successor ready before attending this workshop. The three-day retreat was designed to be fully immersive (most participants stayed in the hotel hosting the event) and included a 360-degree assessment, DiSC and Workplace Motivators assessments, simulations, and one-on-one coaching. The participants also spent significant time with senior executives, including the CEO.

An Open Letter to HR on Policies, Regulating, and Training (10 years later)

UpstartHR

I attended a supervisor training where we spent two whole days listening to people whose favorite phrases were don’t do this and don’t do that. Why aren’t we giving our people lessons on coaching and leadership in addition to the rest of that stuff?

How To Convince Your Boss To Send You To A Conference

Dr. Nadine

Create an agenda of which workshops/seminars you’d like to attend and why. Come up with a quick elevator pitch for your top 3 reasons to attend. When approaching your boss about attending the conference, be concise and to the point, while still making your case.

How To Convince Your Boss To Send You To A Conference

Dr. Nadine

Create an agenda of which workshops/seminars you’d like to attend and why. Come up with a quick elevator pitch for your top 3 reasons to attend. When approaching your boss about attending the conference, be concise and to the point, while still making your case.

The New Role of the CHRO

Get Hppy

We coach. Isn’t it time we started acting like it? As such, it’s time we start treating them as such. They should attend leadership conferences with the CEO, for they should be planning corporate direction with that individual, not planning for execution behind them.

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Words of Gratitude (#5) to my mentor, Cy Wakeman

Jason Lauritsen

About fifteen years ago, I remember sitting at the back of the room for a concurrent session during a conference I was attending. And she’s written some great books that will change your thinking in powerful ways.

3 Ways to Provide Learning Opportunities In The Workplace

Everwise

Professional development requires more than books or training courses; it requires actively learning by doing. Innovation time: encourage employees to take a certain amount of time each week to learn something new, regardless of whether it connects directly to their current role.