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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... 

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.

Video: If You Want More Effective Meetings, Use This Tool For Ending 17 Minutes Early

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."
Posted by Mark Murphy on 02 July, 2015 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Video | 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.

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?

Are SMART Goals Dumb?

smart goalsAre SMART Goals dumb? Well, new research suggests they probably are. There isn’t a company in existence that hasn’t set its share of SMART goals (most commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound). But SMART goals can still be pretty dumb. Why? Because too often they act as impediments to, not enablers of, bold action, and actually encourage mediocre and poor performance. “Hold on a minute,” SMART objectives seem to say. “Don’t push beyond your resources, don’t bite off more than you can chew, play it safe and stay within your limitations.”

Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2015 Goal Setting, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

All Great Leadership Styles Begin By Spending Time With Employees

leadership_styles_time_inspirationAre you spending enough time with your employees…or too much? New research reveals that the median time employees spend interacting with leaders is approximately three hours per week – just half of the six hours found to be optimal for employee engagement. Regardless of which of the myriad leadership styles you prefer, spending time with employees is a universal requirement.

Video: How to Conduct a 'No Homework Meeting'

Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 May, 2015 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: How To Speak To An Impatient Boss

Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 May, 2015 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

Don't Expect Layoff Survivors to be Grateful

If your company is undertaking a layoff, be forewarned: Your surviving employees are not going to work harder out of gratitude. According to a new study by Leadership IQ , 74% of employees who kept their job amidst a corporate layoff say their own productivity has declined since the layoff. And 69% say the quality of their company's product or service has declined since the layoffs.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 May, 2015 , no_cat, no_recent, Research, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →
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