26 results for author: Michelle M. Smith


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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Improve Your Job Search Success

So who are you anyway? That's a big question if you really ponder it for awhile. And if you are ever in a job search, you do not want to give a rushed answer – not even to yourself. The very first thing anyone in search needs to do is know his story. ...
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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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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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