Posts About Leadership

3 Surprising Reasons an Employee Engagement Strategy Can Fail

Employee engagement is one of the most crucial factors for an organization's success, but it isn't a simple thing to get right. There are many ways an engagement strategy can fail — some of which you might not expect.

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By George Dickson on June 08, 2016

How to Keep Engineers Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

How do you keep good engineers on your team?

It's easier said than done, right? It's especially tough when seemingly everyone on Earth is trying to hire engineers and companies all have deeper pockets, a more impressive campus, and cooler perks than you.

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By George Dickson on May 11, 2016

The Future of Work: Talent and Culture for the 21st Century

Work as we know it is changing dramatically, and organizations that aren't able to adapt won't last.

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By George Dickson on April 27, 2016

5 Big Mistakes New Team Leads Should Avoid

It's exciting, and sometimes a little unnerving to be placed in a leadership position for the first time. You have the potential to guide a team of talented individuals to success, but you also have a responsibility to make solid decisions.

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By George Dickson on March 22, 2016

How to Be the Team Leader You Wish You Had Starting Out

Not all people placed in management and leadership positions belong there.

Most of us have had a bad manager, and in most cases, those bad managers weren't actually aiming for mediocrity or worse. Most likely, they didn't have the tools or the methodologies they needed to succeed, but they kept going anyway. That's not you though, right? 

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By George Dickson on March 16, 2016

The 5 Most Important Things They Skipped in Manager Training

Manager training is a great opportunity for both new and experienced managers to learn and share crucial skills. However, there are some skills you'll need as a manager that aren't often included in the curriculum.

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By George Dickson on March 09, 2016

5 Bad Management Practices That Undermine Great Culture

Even if you can have an outstanding organizational culture on paper, it's surprisingly easy for a few bad management practices to unravel it.

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By George Dickson on March 02, 2016

10 Unexpected but Powerful Characteristics of a Good Manager

What does it take to become a good manager? Although some people seem to take to it more naturally, it's not something you're born with. It's a skill, just like any other, that will improve with a focused, determined effort.

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By George Dickson on February 29, 2016

5 Scientific Management Secrets You Need to Know

Although leadership seems to come naturally to some, there's actually a science behind it. Understanding that science can help improve everyone's experience.

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By George Dickson on December 09, 2015

6 Things Every Great Leader Should Know About Recognition

Did you know that three out of four companies have an employee recognition program?

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By George Dickson on November 09, 2015