We’re all going to receive constructive criticism at some point. So the big question is “how will I react to constructive criticism?” Take this quiz to see how YOU react to constructive criticism.
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Leadership IQ recently conducted a study involving over 30,000 employees. And among the many questions we asked was "When I really make a mistake, I immediately start looking for another chance to try again." You can see from the chart below that there's a lot of room for improvement on this issue...
One of the most common employee engagement survey questions is "I recommend this company as a great organization to work for." So the employee engagement data below comes from a survey of 20,216 people from various size organizations. What you can see from the interactive chart is how organization size is related to employee engagement scores.
Do you like to communicate with lots of data? Or with gut feelings? Do you like to speak step-by-step? Or do you jump right to the end? And do you know the upsides and potential downsides of your particular style? Take this Communication Styles Quiz and see how your communication style rates...
What's your leadership style? Are you like a tech CEO or a world leader? More like Steve Jobs or Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? People first or goals first? Take this Leadership Styles Assessment and see what kind of leadership style you have!
Want more effective meetings? Here's a very simple way to cut 17 minutes from almost every team meeting you sit in. Have a statement of achievement. What is that? Well, we did a survey recently. We asked people coming out of meetings: "Was the meeting you were just in, did it accomplish its original objective?" We gave people 3 choices, "yes," "no," and "I have no idea."
It’s pretty hard to recruit a high performer if you don’t know what attitudes define being a high performer. And yet, that’s exactly what most companies are doing to their recruiters. At Leadership IQ, we recently surveyed 656 human resources executives and asked them to what extent their organization had clearly and scientifically defined the attitudes that distinguish the highest performers from everyone else.
Every company on earth has set SMART Goals. But does that mean they're effective? Not if the disturbing research we've done on goal setting is any indication. In this video, Leadership IQ Founder Mark Murphy talks about some potential problems with SMART Goals.
Every leade r wants employee engagement, but how much do you really know about engagement in your organization? For instance: are your high performers the most engaged employees? What about your middle performers: are they more engaged than your low performers? And how about your low performers: are they even engaged at all?