Month: August 2019

Increase employee engagement by celebrating and sharing small wins

Increase employee engagement by celebrating and sharing small wins

Today’s instalment is #19 in our ongoing series on practical ideas to develop and grow your employees.   And in this one, I look specifically at one powerful way to increase employee engagement.  It is to make it a point to celebrate and share small wins with the team and others. Celebrate and share small wins […]

Systematize how you handle failure; you will create a powerful tool for employee learning

Systematize how you handle failure; you will create a powerful tool for employee learning

In today’s blog post, I’m back with another idea in our ongoing series of specific things that leaders can do to encourage and support employee learning.  Today’s tip: systematize learning from failure. Normalize failure and systematize how you learn from it At some point or another, we all fail.  Sometimes it’s a new process that […]

What does it (really) take to get promoted? Hint: it’s not sucking up to the boss!

What does it (really) take to get promoted? Hint: it’s not sucking up to the boss!

So what does it really take to achieve career success in the workplace?  To get promoted?  To be recognized for both your current work and the potential you have to grow and rise in the ranks?  I’ve often heard people say that the only way to get ahead in the world of work is to […]

A leadership lesson from how owls hunt

A leadership lesson from how owls hunt

Nature abounds with lessons, and I am always fascinated to discover that many of those lessons offer insights into leadership.  I was recently reading about owls, and I was excited to discover yet another leadership lesson. Did you know that owls don’t hunt by sight or smell, they hunt primarily by sound?  And nature has […]

Employee growth comes from allowing your people to struggle

Employee growth comes from allowing your people to struggle

For the past several months, I’ve been offering up specific ideas for employee growth, things that you, as a leader, can do to help your people develop and grow into leaders themselves.  So today I have strategy #17 in this series.  Today’s tip is to allow your people to struggle.  This may sound counter-intuitive, so […]