Month: May 2019

Formal mentoring is one of the most powerful ways to develop employees

Formal mentoring is one of the most powerful ways to develop employees

I’m back again with another instalment in our continuing video series on specific ways to develop employees.  Today’s idea is to set up a formal mentoring program in your organization. Establish a formal mentoring program Pairing your employees with a seasoned senior employees who can offer advice and perspectives on the career skills and knowledge […]

Teamwork: Lessons from the Meerkat

Teamwork: Lessons from the Meerkat teamwork lessons from a meerkat

This article was originally published on March 13, 2014 and has been updated When you think of teamwork, the last thing you probably think about is meerkats, those strange little denizens of the Kalahari Desert. By rights these cute, squirrel-sized members of the mongoose family shouldn’t be able to survive in such an inhospitable, dry […]

Develop and grow your people by investing in training

Develop and grow your people by investing in training develop and grow your people

My blog post today also happens to be Strategy #12 in our ongoing video series on specific practical ideas to develop and grow your people.  And today’s tip goes back to one of the basics – employee training.  The specific strategy: jointly create a professional development plan, tailored to the individual employee. Jointly create a […]

A problem employee must be dealt with promptly

A problem employee must be dealt with promptly

If you don’t deal with a problem employee swiftly and firmly, you run the risk that a few rotting leaves will ruin the whole salad.  Let me explain. Bagged salad from the grocery store is simple and convenient, so I often purchase it as an easy way to add more greens to our meals.  But […]

Regular one-on-one conversations support employee growth

Regular one-on-one conversations support employee growth employee growth

In our last video tip in our ongoing series on developing and growing employees, I said that it was critical to offer constructive feedback to your people.  Key to continued employee growth though is that this constructive feedback be frequent and consistent.  So today’s strategy for employee growth builds on the last tip.  It is […]