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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"

If 2017 Didn't Deliver The Career Success You Wanted, Try Making This One Change

According to a survey I conducted last week (of more than 5,000 leaders) only 22% of people say they’re very satisfied with their current position. The other 78% are divided between advancing a little or advancing far beyond their current position.

Video: Stop Emailing For More Effective Communication

Why Email SucksStop Emailing For More Effective Communication
Here are three critical elements to effective communication that show why you may want to cut down a little bit on the use of email, especially for communicating with colleagues, employees and bosses:

Quiz: Could You Pass This Job Interview?

Thanks to research like our Hiring For Attitude project, interviewers are becoming increasingly sophisticated.  Are you up-to-date with the latest techniques?  Can you pass this job interview?

Video: Make Your Presentations Highly Memorable With This Twitter Technique

If you give long presentations, people probably forget most of what you presented. In fact, the research says that people can maintain high attention for about 10 minutes. So if you want people to actually remember your presentations, every 10 minutes you need to insert a slide with a short one-line message summarizing what you just said. In other words, every 10 minutes you need to put a tweet up on the screen.

Quiz: What's Your Presentation Style?

We all have our own presentation style, but have you ever thought about how your particular style compares to others? And the strengths and weaknesses of your presentation style?
After years of research, my team and I have found there are four primary presentation styles: the Closer, the Data Scientist, the Director and the Storyteller.

How To Stop A Presentation That's Going Badly

Bad Presentation; When a presentation goes wrong | Leadership IQNot only does stopping the presentation keep you from (figuratively) crashing into a wall, it also awakens your audience. So few presenters have the courage to stop a presentation that it’s a surprise. And with presentations going badly, it’s a very nice surprise.

Video: Talented Terrors

Talented TerrorsThere is no such thing as a high performer with a bad attitude. When we talk about dealing with difficult people, think of performance as having two major components: Skills and Attitude. Now here's somebody that has great skills and a great attitude, this is a high performer. 

Quiz: What's Your Communication Style?

Do you like to communicate with lots of data?  Or with gut feelings?  Do you like to speak step-by-step?  Or do you jump right to the end?  And do you know the upsides and potential downsides of your particular style?  Take this Communication Styles Quiz and see how your communication style rates... 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 November, 2017 Communication Skills, , no_cat, no_recent, Quizzes, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_3 | 20 comments | Read more →

People Who Set SMART Goals Are Less Likely To Love Their Job

An employee who is unhappy with her head in her hands If you’ve had a job for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly set a SMART Goal (most commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound). But while everyone knows how to set a SMART Goal, what most people don’t know is that they could really be hurting how they feel about their job.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 November, 2017 Forbes, Goal Setting, , no_cat, no_recent, Research, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

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