Workplace Dynamics

29 Essays on How to Develop Leaders

October 7, 2014

Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting is the host of this month’s Leadership Development Carnival. The carnival, which was started by Dan McCarthy of the Great Leadership blog, takes an occasional road trip. This month, it’s at Mary’s blog “The Point Blog.” Twenty nine leadership bloggers  contributed to the carnival with thoughts on: –  Managing the […]

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5 Real-Life Examples of Creating Positive Workplace Morale

July 21, 2014

Think you can’t have fun, throw money at employees (literally!) and grow the company’s revenues by 25% all at the same time? It’s possible and the examples below prove it. Meet Bob Richards, a seasoned manufacturing executive who has tried what skeptics would call “outlandish” tactics to create a workplace environment in which employees are […]

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Workplace Trends Influencing How HR Does Its Job

June 5, 2014

Is your company capitalizing on the latest HR trends? Last month’s articles on my HR Answers page focused on several of these trends. From the ways that mobile technology influences how organizations recruit new talent, to employees’ “do-it-yourself” attitudes, it is imperative that human resources departments stay up-to-date on these developments. To learn more, check […]

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Approachable Leadership — Be a Beacon Not an Island

March 13, 2014

As a leader, how do you let your team know you are available to them? Sure, you’ve probably said (more times than you can count) “I’m here if you need me.”  That’s a good start, but is there a way you could visually send that message? Mr. People Equation sent me a New York Times […]

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20 Articles via #remixHR – The Carnival of HR

January 29, 2014

This month’s Carnival of HR is offered up by Melissa Fairman of the HR reMix blog. Melissa is an “in-the-trenches” HR expert, meaning HR is her day job and blogging is what she does for fun. Melissa is hosting a great carnival with over 20 articles on topics such as: – Developing your employees – Employment law -Recruiting -Leadership -Team development […]

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Seven Gift-Giving Ideas for Your Boss

December 16, 2013

The gift-giving season is in full swing here in the United States, so I wrote a post for Smartblog on Leadership offering unique ideas for “gifts” that leaders can give their employees this year. Hint: there’s not a gift card or food basket on this list. Read more in 7 leadership gift-giving ideas for the […]

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Three Resources for Improving Employee Engagement

December 2, 2013

It’s December. As the year wraps up many companies close their books and put finishing touches on next year’s annual plans. Something that I bet few executives are focusing on: their retention strategies. They might want to rethink that. According to a Right Management poll of American and Canadian workers, 83% say they plan to actively […]

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Don’t be a Pumpkin Head at Work

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween, everybody!   I love this holiday. Last year, I wrote a Halloween-themed blog post about the need to “try on” a new costume every so often to help you grow in your career. This year’s Halloween-flavored advice? Don’t be a pumpkin head at work. Be nice instead. Now, go on out and get a nice, […]

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Office Musical Chairs – The Pros and Cons of Rearranging Who Sits Where

October 28, 2013

Back in the day, I worked for an office furniture manufacturer. At the time, the open office plan developed by Robert Propst was in full swing. The benefits were many: more collaboration between different departments, increase innovation and a lower cost of capital expenditure. In many aspects, the tweaking of “who sits where” is a […]

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15 Essays on Leadership, Workforce Practices & Talent Development

September 25, 2013

The Carnival of HR has pulled into town once again and this week’s host is Jesse Lyn Stoner of the Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership blog. Jesse has organized the posts into the categories of leadership, workforce practices and talent development, and building relationships. In this carnival you’ll find topics such as: – Things a […]

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