30 results for author: Michelle M. Smith


How Employee Turnover Can be a Source of Long-Term Strength

In the unrelenting "War for Talent" there is a bit of good news…. your departing staffers may become a source of new networks and competitive intelligence for you. Given the effort and expense in recruiting, identifying and hiring talent, organizations...
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What Leaders Should Really Say Every Single Day

Change your words and change your world. Your words can be your greatest gifts or your most destructive weapons. As a leader, your words and tone provide a window into your vision, your values, and your ability to engage and inspire others, says Drs. ...
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Keeping Workplace Teams Fresh, Relevant — and Productive

At the heart of successful organizations are people who work well together. But, what are the circumstances that lead people to want to team up again and again? Research by Stanford University sociologist Daniel McFarland suggests the reasons people ...
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3 Ways to Identify and Develop the Critical Talent You Need

Talent is getting unprecedented recognition as a key determinant of business success, and talent management has become so crucial to business growth that it's forcing organizations to re-examine how they attract, develop, retain and engage employees. ...
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How Those Who Challenge You Make You More Successful

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck at work? Perhaps it's the people around you. It's nice to have colleagues who support us and are of like mind – they boost our confidence and allow us to relax. We develop a network of people with whom we like to ...
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4 Steps to Enable & Develop Your High-Performers

As organizations become more matrixed, employees are sharing more responsibilities, authority, and accountability than ever before. While informal working relationships and networks have always been important, getting work done today requires more collab...
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Managerial Malpractice, or Why You Just Can’t Ignore Employees

We're all leaders in the workplace. Whether you manage a small, medium, or large staff, or are solely responsible for your own conduct during the work day, you are a leader. Others are watching, learning, and evaluating everything you do and say, whether ...
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What We Really Need From Employees – and Leaders – in the Future

In the 16th century, when philosopher Francis Bacon proclaimed "knowledge is power," his contemporaries likely believed he was onto something. Today we have little doubt. What no one could have predicted was the enduring — and growing — wisdom of his ...
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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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