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Making Midyear Check-ins More Meaningful

on Jul 29, 2020 8:30:00 AM By | Kevin Eikenberry | 0 Comments | Management Accountability
If you are coaching others in the workplace, you probably have some sort of performance management process. While these typically culminate in the annual meeting, many suggest or require at least a midyear check-in too. Even if your process doesn’t suggest that, I believe you benefit everyone by having midyear check-ins. The question is, how to have them, or how to get the most from them?
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Leading in Turbulent Times

on Jul 23, 2020 9:51:00 AM By | Richard Fagerlin | 0 Comments | Leadership
My wife and I have four boys: Christian, Preston, Jackson, and Lincoln. When they were little, the street in front of our house was completely off-limits. The risk was too great. But if they were still afraid to cross the street as thirteen-year-olds, or twenty-year-olds, we’d have a problem. I want my boys to wisely take risks that are worth taking, and to not live in fear. But I don’t want them to walk across the street with their eyes closed. I want them to have their eyes wide open and look both ways. And then to walk forward.
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Employer Leave Liability in the COVID-19 Era

In the wake of COVID-19, employers still find themselves navigating uncharted waters regarding employee leave requests and employer leave responsibilities under various state and federal requirements. Specifically, employee requests for leave under the newly created Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the American’s with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), have rapidly increased as the pandemic continues to impact the United States and its businesses. As COVID-19 cases are beginning to spike again in various areas nationwide, employers must remain extra vigilant to ensure compliance with their various leave-related obligations.
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How to Encourage a Culture of Open Communication

on Jul 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM By | Greg Smith | 0 Comments | communication Employee Engagement Management Accessibility
Positive employee sentiment has a significant influence on the productivity of your business. The first step to achieving this is to hire the right people for the job. The next step is to cultivate a culture that your employees never want to leave–meaning a culture where your employees’ thoughts and opinions are valued.
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Making Your Gains Permanent

While many businesses continue to struggle during this trying time, others are experiencing a level of teamwork, engagement, and strategic ingenuity like never before. As we continue to check in with our clients more and more, we hear about the remarkable things organizations are accomplishing during the pandemic. Examples range from a healthcare provider that converted in-office visits to a virtual format in just six weeks, to a small non-profit that completely overhauled operations to continue to deliver on their mission, to an investment platform that launched a new cash product in record time. So how do you, as a leader, capture the lessons that your business is experiencing now and make them sustainable? 
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Managing Expectations: Five Ways to Ensure Co-workers Follow Through

on Jul 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Laura Stack | 0 Comments | Team Building Coworkers Accountability Responsibility
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during World War II
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Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

on Jun 24, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Kevin Eikenberry | 0 Comments | Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership
The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader and someone who trains and coaches leaders. Here is what is on my heart and mind.
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Avoiding the Classic Productivity Drain: Six Alternates to Traditional Meetings

on Jun 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Laura Stack | 0 Comments | Productivity Meetings Time Management
We all know that traditional meetings, while necessary and useful to some extent to make decisions, can be time-wasters; in some companies, they take up most of the day. Then there are the nap-inducing slide presentations, complete with lowered lighting. Whole books have been written about the shortcomings of such meetings, so I won’t belabor them here.
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What Companies Get Wrong About Reskilling

on Jun 3, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | The ReWork Editors | 0 Comments | Workforce automation AI Future Reskilling
Thanks to the effects of AI and automation, an estimated 375 million workers may need to switch jobs by 2030. These changes will surely reshape the working world, but the outlook isn’t all doom and gloom. Companies can have some control by proactively preparing their workforces through “reskilling (learning new skills for a new position) or upskilling (learning current tasks more deeply).” Unfortunately, although business leaders and employees alike are well aware of the impending digital revolution, most executives have not yet started such preparations or are simply getting it wrong. ReWork recently chatted with Vikita Poindexter, the owner of Poindexter Consulting Group (a full-service human resource consulting firm), and asked her  to explain the crucial missteps that organizations are taking and what they should be doing to prepare their workforces for the future work scene.
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Leaders vs. Managers: What Is In Your Toolkit?

on May 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | Ron Thomas | 0 Comments | Leadership Management
Which one are you? Maybe you are a hybrid or a little of both with other ingredients added in for flavor.
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