How to Stop Writing so Many Policies

Leadership Freak

Fear drives excessive policy-making. But policies don’t ignite passion. Excessive policy-making hobbles employees and hinders organizations. Policies are written for protection and often explain what shouldn’t or can’t be done. Remarkable organizations are… Continue reading → Leading Managing Success Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership success Organizational Development organizational success

Creating Policies To Manage Talent Mobility

Tanveer Naseer

In 2013, I was sitting at a client discussing how to transform their policies for increasing talent mobility. Click to continue reading. Guest Posts culture leadership policies strategy talentThe following is a guest piece by Brynne Kennedy.

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don't write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

Five Tips For How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Make sure that your organization's policy and procedures are written to serve your employees and customers--not just your organization. Don't write a policy in reaction to a single incident. Company Policies Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

4 Steps for Implementing Your Remote Work Policy

Chart Your Course

But successfully implementing a remote worker policy takes some adjusting to maintain clear workplace policies and procedures while still allowing employees the autonomy and flexibility they desire. Here are four steps for implementing an effective remote work policy.

How To Write A Company Policy: 5 Tips

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

How to Capture Best Practices in New Hire Orientation

Let's Grow Leaders

When it comes to new hire orientation, most companies focus on clarity. “This is how we roll, welcome to the team,” with an emphasis on values, vision, and “how we do things around here” policies.

How to Build Trust with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a critical lesson we can all absorb through his experience: Communication is key to any good relationship. Here are three ways to do it. Create, publish and stick to a monthly or quarterly schedule of communication, so employees know what to expect, and when to expect it.

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Unsafe Thinking: How to Get Out of Your Rut

Leading Blog

The ability to meet challenges with a willingness to depart from standard operating procedures; to confront anxiety, tolerate criticism, take intelligent risks, and refute conventional wisdom—especially one’s own views—in order to achieve breakthroughs” is what Jonah Sachs calls unsafe thinking.

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How to Attract Graduates to Your Company

Lead Change Blog

Unfortunately, the younger demographic has a highly defined set of generational workplace preferences that may make it hard for some companies to tap into their labor. If yours is one of them, here are four things you can do to start drawing in more of that promising new talent now. It may be hard to predict exactly what jobs will be in demand in the future, but it’s a safe bet that they will involve high levels of technology.

How to Overcome Adversity in Your Leadership

Lead from Within

It’s easy to think of the deviations and challenges as problems, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can learn to view them instead as opportunities to learn and grow. Ask yourself in a problem-solving way, not a self-blaming way, and try to be as objective as you can.

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How to Deal with an Unprofessional Leader

Lead from Within

Leaders in particular are expected to set a good example, so it can be especially distressing when a leader behaves unprofessionally, engaging in harassment, bigotry or discrimination. First and foremost, resolve to take action. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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How to Be Successful in a Toxic Culture

Lead from Within

If you’re working in a toxic organizational culture, you already know what a struggle it can be to succeed—or even survive. You may not be able to single-handedly change the culture around you, but there are things you can do to advance your own success in a toxic environment.

How to Retain your Star Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s hard to find great employees – heck, it’s hard to find warm bodies - so is makes sense to do everything you can to hang on to the ones you have. The obvious costs are hiring and training costs, but there is also lost opportunity, morale, reputation, customer relationships, and other intangibles that are harder to measure. You have to go beyond the resume and LinkedIn profile, and dig deep with phone screens and in-depth interviewing.

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How to Build a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Leadership Freak

Patty McCord Eliminate energy sucking policies… Continue reading → Author Book Notes CultureThis post is based on my conversation with Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and author of Powerful. People have power; don’t take it away.”

Yahoo poorly communicates new “in office” policy to employees

leaderCommunicator

All work-from-home employees: Back to your offices. In reading the poorly constructed memo to employees, I can understand why many are upset. Worse yet is the empty goal to “become the absolute best place to work.” How will the CEO and senior leadership lead by example?

Roles & Policies For Your Social Media Team

Eric Jacobson

Increasingly, more companies are forming teams of employees to oversee their social media responsibilities. In his book, Social Marketology , Rick Dragon, shows business leaders how to choose the best tools for your needs and how to develop a strategy tailored to your goals.

The Real Reason Many Policies are Written

Ron Edmondson

As pastor, I’m always going to have to balance tension between our business administrator working to conserve cash and our missions pastor finding legitimate ministry needs in which to spend it, for example. And, they were truly trying to help people.

How To Simplify The Way We Work

Tanveer Naseer

After the tough winter season most of us have had this year, it’s understandable that many of us are eager for Springtime weather to finally take hold so we might once again enjoy a warm sun under blue skies.

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How to Manage Risk with Captive Insurance Companies

Strategy Driven

It’s what lets companies behave confidently, assured that if they face damages as a result of taking poor risks, they’ll be able to cope. And captive insurance companies manage to do this in a simple, yet effective, way. Ensure You’re Allowed to Use Captive Insurance.

How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Once you’ve got a good idea of what needs changing, and you’ve assessed the suggestions, you can then get to work. Have An Open Door Policy.

How To Run A More Successful Business

Strategy Driven

If you’re a business owner, then it’s likely you’re always trying to think of ways for how you can be and do better in your role. The following advice is going to help you focus on the right elements so you can run a more successful business.

How To Navigate Controversial Topics In The Workplace

Lead from Within

Any conversation has the potential to turn controversial at the workplace, but there are some topics that we know are likely to lead to controversy and disagreement: politics, religion, personal relationships, even family problems. Learn to listen respectfully.

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How to Establish Salary Ranges

Strategy Driven

For instance, attaining higher education, experience, or additional skills should lead to a higher salary. Set a Salary Policy. One of the reasons why you need to keep your employees motivated is that you may lose them to your competitors.

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How to Motivate Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Yet, the responsibility to work harder is not solely their responsibility. It is an employer’s job to ensure they inspire their staff each day to maximize their performance. Find out how to motivate your employees.

How to Address Sticky Workplace Office Etiquette Issues

Great Leadership By Dan

Given that I write advice for managers, my immediate reaction to this story was to put myself in the manager’s shoes who had to deal with this sensitive breach of office etiquette. How would you like to have that conversation? According to the lawsuit, it went something like this: "We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office," and "We are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors." I happen to disagree.

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Business Risks and How to Prepare for Them

Strategy Driven

One of the biggest risks to all businesses in modern times if the risk of being the victim of a cyber-attack. There can be huge fines and PR consequences if businesses are found to have been incompetent with their data management.

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How to Tell Your Boss to Stop Texting You on the Weekend

Lead from Within

She was the sixth executive assistant to leave in the past year, and her boss—my coaching client—had no clue why he was losing so many employees. To get to the bottom of the situation, I got permission from my client to talk with the six assistants who had left him.

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How to Solve Complex Problems Fast

Skip Prichard

He was attempting to explain one of the most complex concepts of the semester. I remember laughing along with the class as we struggled to make sense of it at all. We are living in a world that is complex, full of ambiguity and more difficult to navigate.

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How To Make Your Business Safer

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you have an important responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who works for you. Of course, there are always going to be times when accidents happen, but you need to take steps to reduce the odds of this happening.

How to Discipline An Employee For Absenteeism

HR Digest

But there is a need for managers to understand how to discipline an employee for absenteeism. It is often difficult when trying to address employee absenteeism when it has become a habit. Hence, business managers try to work employee’s attitude towards absenteeism rather than correcting the event. While you can’t force employees to be at work, those that would ridicule productivity need not remain in your team. Design an employee attendance policy.

11 Essential Employee Questions That Every Manager Should Know How to Answer

Great Leadership By Dan

Th ere are 11 basic, fundamental, essential employee questions that every manager should be able to instantly answer. Go to About.com Management and Leadership to find out what they are. See if you can, and if not, maybe it’s time to find out for yourself! employee questions management answers policies

How to Respond to an Employee's Mistake

Great Leadership By Dan

Given all of these mistakes, there's a lot of potential opportunities to practice how you respond. The employee will most likely also think you're an $&*#-hole, and no one wants to work for an $&*#-hole. that may have contributed to the mistake. Mistakes happens.

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How To Improve Customer Satisfaction

Strategy Driven

One area of your business you should pay special attention to and make more of an effort is your customers. After all, they’re the ones handing over their money to help keep your business afloat so never underestimate their importance. Your company will begin to thrive once you can ultimately improve your overall customer satisfaction scores. When clients are happy, then the entire business will experience less mayhem, and your employees start to like their jobs better.

How to Avoid a Business Data Breach

Strategy Driven

It is difficult to deny the fact that there have been more catastrophic cases of data breaches in the last few years than ever before. The number of attacks and breaches continues to increase exponentially, despite the increasing awareness of better information security.

Paul Wolfe, SVP And HR At Indeed On How To Create A Positive Work Culture

HR Digest

However, creating a positive workplace culture where employees can thrive and work to their full potential, is a daunting task and requires continuous efforts from everyone involved in leadership. Employees are more likely to trust (and feel trusted by) companies that recognize their value.

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Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new WomenOnBusiness.com YouTube channel.

How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

How to Successfully Manage Your Business’s Fleet

Strategy Driven

If your business has a fleet of vehicles , it’s vital to manage them properly. These are valuable resources and your staff probably rely on them on a day to day basis. Your fleet of vehicles has to be cared for properly and monitored to ensure they’re being used in the right way. If you’re currently struggling to manage your fleet effectively and efficiently, read on and learn about how you can manage it successfully.

How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur: A Guide

Strategy Driven

However, it’s important to realize that your journey is just beginning and now it’s up to you to navigate the business landscape properly so you can become a successful and thriving entrepreneur.

How to Create a Culture of Workplace Accountability

Chart Your Course

Your aversion to confrontation creates an unproductive, toxic work environment. We are here to show you how to hold your employees accountable and improve overall performance. Holding workers accountable does not have to be confrontational. Be ready to listen.

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