22 results for author: Michelle M. Smith


The Secret of Highly Engaged & Successful Company Cultures

Today's workplaces are fraught with disruptions, interruptions, and setbacks, even for the most successful among us. Companies at the top of their game still have times when they are blindsided by market forces and must play catch-up. When faced with ...
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How Leaders Ignite Engagement to Build Their Business

New economy leadership requires a skillful combination of business expertise and personal rapport. Employee Engagement to Build Business It's no longer enough for leaders to be highly capable — they must also build meaningful and authentic bonds with ...
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Self-Aware Leaders Must Embrace These 5 Things

At Columbia University, Professor Hitendra Wadhwa teaches future leaders that companies should value the whole person, not just the business employee. He believes self-regulation can achieve what market regulation cannot — great business leadership...
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4 People Strategies That Can Double Company Growth

Technologies and processes continue to evolve, but how companies manage and develop employees hasn't improved over the past decade. As a result, companies miss out on unprecedented opportunities for growth. Gallup has discovered four human capital strate...
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5 Things You Must Embrace to Become a More Self-Aware Leader

At Columbia University, Professor Hitendra Wadhwa teaches future leaders that companies should value the whole person, not just the business employee. He believes self-regulation can achieve what market regulation cannot — great business leadership. ...
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Why Your High-Potential Employee Program May Be a Waste of Time and Money

It's well known that organizations with strong leaders can double their revenue and profit growth. But if you don’t initially select the right people for your high-potential (HiPo) employee program, you’re setting yourself up for failure. With ...
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Sobering Reasons Why We Need to Train Our Leaders, Too

Leaders play an essential role in meeting business goals and profitability targets, as well as delivering service and retaining talent. However, according to a nationwide survey released by Aon Hewitt, only 12 percent of respondents said their leaders ...
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Why is it That so Many Employees Don’t Trust Their Employers?

More than half of us don’t believe our employers are open and upfront with us. This disturbing news comes to us from an American Psychological Association Work and Well-Being Survey, which finds nearly 1 in 4 workers don’t trust their employers, 1 in ...
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How to Crank Up Workplace Creativity

In the not too distant past, one good idea could catapult an organization to long-term success. Companies were able to leverage a new product or service to their advantage for several years, and creative output was tasked to a select few employees. But ...
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8 Strategies to Successfully Change Your Company Culture

The current pace of change in business is unprecedented, and many leaders are looking to refine – or even overhaul – their cultures to better position their organizations for success. Change is never easy, but changing corporate culture needs ...
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CEOs Focus on Talent Shortages, But the Key is Engagement & Retention

In the last couple of years, leaders have been compelled to look to a new asset group – their workforce – to provide the company with the same productivity and financial gains they've experienced from leveraging hard assets and operational ...
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Who’s Got Your Back? 4 Keys to Building Trusting Work Relationships

If you've ever had a boss, colleague, or group of people in your life who've offered exceptional advice or shepherded you in the right direction, you inherently understand the enormous power and potential of those relationships. Unfortunately, many of us ...
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