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Video: Biggest Fear for Employees That Telecommute

Remote employees, those that telecommute, often have a fear that doesn't afflict their co-located compatriots and that is, am I going to be forgotten about? Am I out of sight, out of mind? Remote employees are those people that are working somewhere besides the office, they telecommute. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 11 December, 2018 Leadership Skills, Telecommuting, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

2 Early-Warning Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Harsh For Your Employees

Leaders are under huge pressure to get results. But sometimes that pressure manifests into a leadership style that’s so harsh it makes employees buckle under the intensity. As I’ve noted elsewhere, there’s a fine line between pushing people to achieve greatness and pushing so hard that it makes them crack.
Posted by Ahmed Popovic on 03 December, 2018 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There's a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like "I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year" have higher scores on questions such as:
"I consider myself a high performer"
"The work I do makes a difference in people's lives"

Posted by Mark Murphy on 10 April, 2018 Goal Setting, Leadership Skills | 1 comment | Read more →

You Got Promoted To Manager, And A Coworker Is Mad: Here's What To Say

New Manager | tying a tie and getting ready for the new job
New Manager
Congratulations on getting that big promotion to manager! But, what happens if you had to compete against one or more of your colleagues to win the job? And now they’re mad because you won and they lost? Well, I’ve got bad news and good news. The bad news is that you can’t really control whether a few of your former coworkers are mad at you for winning the promotion.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 05 January, 2018 Communication Skills, Forbes, Leadership Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

The Player-Coach Philosophy That Has Nasdaq's Leaders Invested

I regularly see leaders struggling to balance ‘leading’ and ‘doing.’ How much should leaders engage with employees and inspire them to produce great stuff? And how much should leaders roll up their sleeves and produce great stuff themselves? It’s the $64,000 question...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 03 January, 2018 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

Only 1 Out Of 4 Leaders Encourage Suggestions From Their Employees, New Data Shows

I recently conducted a study called The Risks Of Ignoring Employee Feedback that involved 27,048 executives, managers and employees. And what I discovered, among other things, is that very few leaders encourage, or are open to hearing, suggestions for improvement from their employees.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 01 November, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Fewer Than Half Of Employees Know If They're Doing A Good Job

One of our recent studies asked more than 30,000 employees to rate the statement “I know whether my performance is where it should be.” In an ideal world, every person in every job would say ‘I always know!’ But that’s not what I found.  Just look at this chart...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 October, 2017 Leadership Skills, Performance Appraisal, Research | 1 comment | Read more →

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 →

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 →
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  • Video: Biggest Fear for Employees That Telecommute
    Remote employees, those that telecommute, often have a fear that doesn't afflict their co-located compatriots and that is, am I going to be forgotten about? Am I out of sight, out of mind? Remote employees are those people that are working somewhere besides the office, they telecommute. 

      Remote employees, those that telecommute, often have a fear that doesn't afflict their co-located compatriots and that is, am I going to be forgotten about? Am I out of sight, out of mind? Remote employees are those people that... Read more →

  • Quiz: How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?
    We all suffer from the “busyness disease.” More than half of working Americans say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. The scarcest resource professionals and leaders have is their time (not money or people or influence). Time. And it’s why the top frustrations of professionals and leaders are typically not having enough time, struggling to balance priorities, and reacting to everyone else’s priorities. Take this quiz to see how your time management skills stack up!

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  • Five Ways To Shut Down Workplace Bullying
    There are definite steps leaders can take to proactively address bullying. However, if a workplace “conflict” involves an issue of illegal activity, violence (and threats), sexual harassment, worker/customer safety, or other issue with legal ramifications, this is not something to try and handle on your own.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ There are definite steps leaders can take to proactively address bullying. However, if a workplace “conflict” involves an issue of illegal activity, violence (and threats), sexual harassment, worker/customer... Read more →