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New Data Shows That Leaders Overestimate How Much Their Employees Want To Change

The key to successful change management is getting people to let go of the status quo and reach for something bigger and better. If you ask top executives, this should be pretty easy because right now only 37% of them say that people generally like to remain in the status quo. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 24 October, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Research | 1 comment | Read more →

New Data Shows How To Help Employees Be More Resilient

Has your company ever gone through a change effort where some employees got anxious while others stayed calm? Have you ever seen some employees freak out over a mistake they made, while others got right back on the horse?
The psychological skill that allows people to effectively handle stress and anxiety is called resilience.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 September, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

New Data Shows Millennials Are More Humble, And Less Narcissistic, Than Many People Think

MillennialsAllegations of narcissism are one of the most frequent charges I hear non-millennial managers hurl at their Millennial employees. I get it. I’m in the over-40 category myself, and I know how different it is to work with younger generation employees. I even wrote a book about it.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 August, 2016 Forbes, Millennials, Research | 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.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 July, 2016 Employee Engagement, Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Stop Being Stressed On Sunday Night With This Simple Time Management Trick

Whether we call it the Sunday night blues or Sunday evening dread, we’ve all experienced the anticipatory anxiety and depression that occurs as we mentally end our weekend and prepare for the stress of another Monday morning. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quell this anxiety and give yourself another full evening of weekend time.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 July, 2016 Forbes, Research, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

You’re 87% More Likely To Love Your Job If You Work From Home (i.e. Telecommuting)

Leadership IP, a leading research firm, discovered that people who work from home (aka telecommuting) are almost twice as likely to love their jobs than employees who work in traditional co-located worksites (like office buildings). And mobile workers (i.e. using multiple workspaces, in and out of the office) were about 58% more likely to love their job than their office-based peers.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 February, 2016 Research, Telecommuting | 0 comments | Read more →

Data: Employees Need More Resilience

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... 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 25 August, 2015 Employee Engagement, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Employee Engagement Data: Do you recommend your company?

Employee EngagementOne 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.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 August, 2015 Employee Engagement, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Data Shows That Every Recruiter Needs To Start By Defining The Right Attitudes

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.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 01 July, 2015 Hiring for Attitude, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Employee Engagement Shocker: Low Performers May Be MORE Engaged Than High Performers

Every leadeemployee engagement chart 1r 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?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2015 Employee Engagement, Research | 1 comment | Read more →

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