Leadership

Tailor Your Feedback to Make It Effective

Personality has a huge impact in the workplace: from a first impression during the interview stage, to everyday interactions, to giving and receiving performance feedback. Every workplace and most teams have a variety of personality types, which means not everyone is going to respond to feedback in the same way. How they receive…

Lessons I Learned the Hard Way About Being A Manager

Note: This is the fifth and last in a series of interviews with industry leaders on the subject of managing the modern workforce. The interviews were conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana. Find week 1 here; week 2 here; week 3 here; week 4 here. When I…

5 Leadership Rules That Will Make You a Winner

During an election season or a corporate crisis, the word “leadership” is used probably more than any other: as a prescription for better government, long-lasting prosperity, or higher profits. So if you’re a manager or executive leading the charge, what are the unwritten rules to achieving these best outcomes every single time in the worst of times? Here…

How Leaders Can Communicate In A Way That Matters

The way in which leaders communicate with employees is one of the most effective factors in creating and increasing employee engagement, as well as in retaining top talent. Employees want their leaders to inspire confidence, create certainty and build community when they communicate. Doing this successfully can make the difference between employee compliance…

Here’s How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes With 360 Feedback

In order to successfully implement 360-degree feedback in your workplace it is vital to be aware of the common mistakes made by others when doing so, and how to avoid them. 360-feedback is a highly useful process, allowing employees to openly communicate feedback with each other in order to develop in the workplace,…

Why Learning to Delegate Is So Important For You and the Team

Note: This is the third in a series of interviews with industry leading scholars, CEOs, founders and consultants on the subject of managed. The interviews were conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana. Find the first article here. Last week’s is here.   It’s easy to be awed by Anjanette…

Why We Help Our Best Talent to Leave

A recent WSJ article by Dartmouth Professor Sydney Finkelstein articulated a provocative management idea: The best leaders allow and even encourage their superstar talent to leave. Finkelstein argues that the best leaders seek out the best talent, fully understanding that the most ambitious executives may claim some of the shortest tenures, as they’ll…

How to Unleash the Power of Your Middle Managers

Miscast and disengaged employees are a problem wherever they’re found in an organization, but when middle managers join those ranks it’s especially troubling because of their broad sphere of influence on so many other employees. The Gallup Organization warns us just such a problem is brewing within our management ranks – Gallup’s research…

8 Culture Change Secrets Most Leaders Don’t Understand

I spent 15 years learning and applying culture insights as a senior executive, consultant, and coach across multiple organizations before I started to proactively reach out to top culture pioneers and experts to learn about their culture facts and fundamentals. We can’t learn much about culture from the popular press and most social media…

What Every New Manager Should Know

Note: This is the second in a series of interviews conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana, with industry leading scholars, CEOs, founders and consultants on the topic of management. This week, he interviews Simon Cooper, senior director, leadership & talent development at Informatica. The first article in the series…