Culture

How Much Does Job Experience Really Matter, Anyway?

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Editor’s Note: As I wind up my stint as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in two weeks! — I wanted to share a few of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from October 2013.  I’ve hired and managed a lot of people, and I always considered the experience of the candidate when making hiring decisions. I…

Five Ways to Be a Great Workplace Leader – Regardless of Your Title

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You may think of the “leaders” in your organization as the ones at the top of the org chart, but true leadership isn’t dependent on a title or a reporting structure. It’s in how you treat and inspire the people around you. Whether you’re a veteran CEO or just have a few years…

Getting Behind the Latest Workforce Trend: Finding a Little Joy at Work

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Here’s a new movement you need to know about: Joy at work. That’s right. The latest trend is to nag you into finding some joy in your job. Not happiness. Not passion. Joy. And if you find joy, at least a little, things are going to be OK. It’s about adding up the…

Hiring Wisdom: As a Manager, What Are You Doing Wrong?

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If you don’t know the answer to this question, how can you possibly expect to get any better? If you want to improve and/or excel, you need to ask your boss, your co-workers, and your employees questions like: What could I be doing better or differently? How could I improve __________? Is there…

Building a Connected Culture – It Takes Thoughtful Planning and Intention

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The search for purpose and meaning is an age-old, existential quest that humans have embarked upon for, well actually, as long as humans have been on Earth. Some search for it through their religion, others in their political affiliations, some through sports, others with volunteering, some their professions, and yet others through their…

Building a Workplace Culture of Trust: Yes, Technology Can Help Cultivate It

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Second of two parts More and more organizations are recognizing the benefits of sharing data and giving direct control – not only to managers, but to the employees themselves. There is a good reasons for this shift. According to a report by NERA Economic Consulting, in 2014 employers paid out over $400 million…

How to Treat Employees Humanely When Times Get Tough

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Tough times often bring some interesting dilemmas for company leadership. I saw an article out recently from Strategy+Business that argued for strategic hiring during a downturn. Particularly interesting is this seeming paradox of investing in one area of the company while other areas are experiencing layoffs. The obvious question, from an employee perspective,…

Arguing With The Boss – And Living To Tell About It

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Editor’s Note: As I wind up my stint as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving the end of April — I wanted to share a few of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from July 2014.   Take it from me: Arguing with the boss is generally not a career enhancing experience. I know this because I have…