Leadership Skills Articles

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

Around nine out of ten managers have avoided giving constructive feedback to their employees for fear of the employees reacting poorly. Well, is it any wonder that an employee would react badly to getting constructive feedback when less than half of them know if they’re doing a good job? 

3 Stages of Successful Change Management

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 seem to run into the same brick walls over and over again. By understanding the basic phases of change and the psychological state of your employees, you can prepare your culture for change and avoid common pitfalls of failed change efforts.

The Secret To Employee Engagement Is Shoves And Tugs

Here’s one of the most important lessons about employee engagement: Everybody has shoves and tugs. Shoves are those issues that demotivate you, drain your energy, stop you from giving maximum effort, and make you want to quit—they “shove” you out the door. Tugs are those issues that motivate and fulfill you, make you want to give maximum effort, and keep you coming back every day—they “tug” at you to stay.

CEOs Are 66% More Likely To Have This Personality Characteristic

What differentiates CEOs from all the people who never make it to the c-suite? Is it brains? Ambition? Luck? The answer will vary from company to company, but there are some characteristics that appear across organizations. And one such characteristic is how people approach change.

This Chart Shows Why Your Company Probably Needs Better Leadership Training

Leadership TrainingAbout 50% of employees say their leader rarely or never takes an active role in helping them to grow and develop. Think about that: Why do we have leaders if not to help employees grow and develop? And yet, leader directed employee growth and development is rarely or never happening for half of our people.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 September, 2016 Forbes, Leadership Skills, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

How To Get More Power At Work

Too many people think, “I lack the authority to have any real power at work.” It’s not only a false belief; it’s pretty much impossible to live in today’s world by relying solely on titular power (i.e. power based on having a big title like vice president).

Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 September, 2016 Forbes, Leadership Skills, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

How Smart CEOs Use Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee Engagement Surveys

CEOs don’t get many chances to hear the unfiltered voices of their employees. So when you’re conducting your next employee engagement survey, don’t let that opportunity slip by.
Some employee engagement surveys limit themselves to questions about whether employees have a friend at work or like their job.

4 Words to Calm Down Your Office Drama Queens (and Kings)

Office DramaThe Drama Queens (and Kings) at your office need to be the center of attention. They’re provocative, emotional and reactive. And they are highly skilled at getting everyone around them worked-up, frazzled and emotional (that’s how they stay at the center of attention).
So you’re going to manage them by doing the opposite (i.e. you’re going to be calm, cool and Factual).

Excerpt from the Science of Leadership Academy: Overview of Accountability

We've gotten so many requests to see a sample video from the Science of Leadership Academy (our collection of 20+ hours of online leadership training) that we've put up a snippet for you!

This snippet is about 11 minutes long and gives an overview of the Stages of Accountability. In the full academy, the videos that would follow this one show leaders how to manage employees in each of these stages (e.g. what do you say when employees blame or make excuses?).

After you watch the video, if you want a full trial of the Science of Leadership Academy, visit here and request a demo.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 19 October, 2015 Leadership Skills, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

Videos: Clips of Mark Murphy's Speeches and Leadership Training

Mark Murphy, is the founder of Leadership IQ, a New York Times bestselling author, a contributor to FORBES & LinkedIn.  And he’s lectured at The United Nations, Harvard Business School, Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, and more.  Because we've gotten so many requests for one simple page of clips from Mark's speeches, we made this post.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 September, 2015 Leadership Skills, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

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