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Quiz: What's Your Style of Change Management?

How do you lead change? How do you think change should be led? Take this quiz to discover your change management style...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 October, 2017 Change Management, Leadership Skills, Quizzes | 2 comments | Read more →

Negative Word Analyzer

Just type or copy/paste your email or speech or script or whatever into the box below. Then this app will match your text against the 2,000+ words that researchers have identified as ‘negative.’ Then you can take your email, script, etc. and rewrite it to make your upcoming communication a lot less negative (and thus heated and difficult).
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 October, 2017 Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Quizzes, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Many Companies Aren't Being Truthful With Their Employees About The Challenges They're Facing

Every company faces challenges, from competitors, industry changes, regulations, staffing shortages and more. But whether those changes are serious or minor, companies are doing a terrible job keeping employees in the loop. And while many leaders think that ignorance is bliss, when employees don’t feel like the company is being honest about the challenges facing it, employees get irritated very quickly.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 09 October, 2017 Employee Engagement, Forbes, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Study: The Risks Of Ignoring Employee Feedback

Many companies don’t want to hear candid and truthful feedback from their employees. And it’s having a chilling effect on employees’ engagement.
From January-June, 2017, Leadership IQ surveyed 27,048 executives, managers and employees and discovered…

Study: Words That Cost You The Job Interview

Introduction
If you want to cost yourself a job interview, just use words like “you”, “they”, “always” and “can’t”.  New research from Leadership IQ finds that interview answers rated poorly by hiring managers contain very different words than interview answers rated highly.  

Posted by Mark Murphy on 09 September, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

STUDY: Fake News Hits The Workplace

The terms ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ entered the lexicon during the 2016 presidential election.  And now the impact of these terms are being felt in the American workplace.
During May-June 2017, Leadership IQ surveyed 3,272 leaders and professionals from the United States and discovered the following:
Nine out of ten people have heard the term ‘fake news’ and eight out of ten have heard of ‘alternative facts

Posted by Mark Murphy on 29 July, 2017 Research | 1 comment | Read more →

If You Want To Be An Empathic Listener, Stop Using This Word

Listening with empathy is a critical skill for anyone who wants to succeed at work. Salespeople with great listening skills sell more. Physicians with great listening skills face fewer malpractice lawsuits and have better patient outcomes. Leaders with great listening skills have more inspired and engaged employees.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 25 July, 2017 Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Forbes | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: Does Your Job Require High Or Low Emotional Intelligence?

Research shows that in certain jobs, having higher emotional intelligence is actually correlated with lower job performance! The determining factor in whether emotional intelligence is positively or negatively related to job performance is called “emotional labor.” So take this quiz to see whether your job demands high or low emotional labor, and thus whether you need high or low emotional intelligence.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 24 July, 2017 Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, Quizzes | 0 comments | Read more →

How To Bring Out The Best In Your Middle Performers

There’s a common assumption that middle performers are universally maxed out, already operating at peak efficiency, and with no hope of improvement. It’s a big reason why so many middle performers (who often make up roughly 70% of the workforce) get the least amount of performance coaching from leaders. But only a scant 10% of middle performers actually fall into the maxed out/no hope category.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 17 July, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

This Unusual Japanese Technique Will Radically Improve Your Presentations

Most presenters fall short when it comes to engaging audiences while driving home their point. Too many slides, the wrong kinds of slides, rambling, lack of an objective and a weak argument are just a few of the presentation sins most speakers commit.
PechaKucha, a weird Japanese presentation technique devised by Tokyo architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham can help.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 July, 2017 Forbes, Presentations | 0 comments | Read more →
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  • Quiz: What's Your Style of Change Management?
    How do you lead change? How do you think change should be led? Take this quiz to discover your change management style...

    Change is hard. Whether you’re facing a big change like reinventing a business model or something simple like the day paychecks come out, change is difficult. One study found that 70% of change efforts fail. Big or small, change efforts... Read more →

  • Negative Word Analyzer
    Just type or copy/paste your email or speech or script or whatever into the box below. Then this app will match your text against the 2,000+ words that researchers have identified as ‘negative.’ Then you can take your email, script, etc. and rewrite it to make your upcoming communication a lot less negative (and thus heated and difficult).

    When you’re about to have a difficult conversation, or deliver some constructive feedback or even send an email when you’re slightly irritated, it’s really important to PAUSE and ANALYZE the words you’re going to say. Negative words, in particular, can... Read more →

  • Many Companies Aren't Being Truthful With Their Employees About The Challenges They're Facing
    Every company faces challenges, from competitors, industry changes, regulations, staffing shortages and more. But whether those changes are serious or minor, companies are doing a terrible job keeping employees in the loop. And while many leaders think that ignorance is bliss, when employees don’t feel like the company is being honest about the challenges facing it, employees get irritated very quickly.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ Every company faces challenges, from competitors, industry changes, regulations, staffing shortages and more. But whether those changes are serious or minor, companies are doing a terrible job keeping... Read more →