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The Three Most Effective Mindful Leadership Strategies

The Three Most Effective Mindful Leadership Strategies

Great leaders are inspiring and motivating. They are strategic thinkers who can see the big picture in business and in life. And yet to sustain this task in our modern age, great leaders must also be present, resilient, and healthy in body and mind. Thanks to changes...

To Be a Good Manager, You Have to Be a Good Teacher

To Be a Good Manager, You Have to Be a Good Teacher

Newer leaders sometimes assume their team has the skill or knowledge to successfully carry out the work they have assigned to them, but this may not necessarily be the case. Someone may be struggling with a particular task and might be hesitant to seek out help. To be...

The Secret to Becoming a Better Manager

The Secret to Becoming a Better Manager

When people on your team are quitting, not performing, or seeming disengaged, what should you do? Instead of sitting them down, reviewing their goal progress, and telling them to work harder, channel your inner gardener. That means, taking ownership of meeting your...

Unlearn Management, Relearn Being Human

Unlearn Management, Relearn Being Human

Management and leadership: The two words may seem synonymous, but in practice they are quite different. Management is about managing others. Leadership is about seeing and hearing others, setting a direction, and then letting go of managing what happens next. If you...

It’s Not a Career Ladder, It’s a Career Playground

It’s Not a Career Ladder, It’s a Career Playground

The era of hybrid, flexible work has opened up a new kind of career path, one where the climb isn’t necessarily to the top. Used to be, the goal was to climb the career ladder: start in an entry-level position and travel in a single, vertical direction up the rungs to...

Gallup Shows What Drives Engagement

Gallup Shows What Drives Engagement

Last month, my company held its first in-person Workhuman Live gathering after two years holding it online. The energy was electric and a bit edgy, because the business leaders there sensed that we are at a crossroads. The confluence of technology, social challenges,...

How to Actually Encourage Employee Accountability

How to Actually Encourage Employee Accountability

Companies have been struggling to define and improve accountability processes —from annual performance appraisals to routine check-ins with the boss — for decades, and most employees still dread the conversations. Most of these processes usually result in forced...

Addressing The Labor Issue With Creativity And Intention

Addressing The Labor Issue With Creativity And Intention

There is plenty in the news about the “Great Resignation.” Today, that conversation is turning into the “Great Regret.” Employers have much to learn and think about from this unprecedented job turnover rate. Researchers at McKinsey & Company say that employees are...