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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.

Video: Stop Blamers With These 3 Words

Stop being frustrated when people won't take ownership for their mistakes. Use the technique in this video to stop blamers!

And this technique is just one of the hundred tools you'll get in our renowned 2-day seminar called What Great Managers Do Differently!  Be sure to check out our upcoming event in Chicago! 

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Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 November, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: 4 Words That Stop Drama Queens At Work

 

This is only one of a HUNDRED TECHNIQUES you'll learn at the premier 2-day training for leaders called “What Great Managers Do Differently”

Based on leading research & hyper-practical tools, you'll learn to inspire employees to give 100% effort, improve accountability, hire stars with great attitudes, give feedback so people listen, build buy-in for change, manage narcissists and blamers, get more time as a leader, and much more!

SPECIAL NOTE: This 2-day event is personally taught by New York Times bestseller & Forbes contributor Mark Murphy! You will spend 2 days with Mark learning directly from a renowned leadership expert!

Posted by Mark Murphy on 30 July, 2018 2 comments | Read more →

Quiz: What Motivates You?

Through research with thousands of employees and leaders, we’ve discovered that there are five major motivations that drive people’s actions at work; Achievement, Power, Affiliation, Security, and Adventure. So take the test below to discover what motivates you.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 July, 2018 Quizzes | 2 comments | Read more →

Here's An Interview Question To Test If Millennial Candidates Are Actually Entitled Narcissists

Of all the charges that get leveled against millennials, the most pernicious, and ubiquitous, is that they’re entitled narcissists. Now, those charges are seriously overblown (and often completely inaccurate). But for the moment, let’s imagine that we do think the ‘entitled narcissist’ label fits and that we need a way to assess job candidates to ensure that anybody we hire is not an entitled narcissist. Is such a thing even possible?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 June, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →

How Do I Fix An Employee Who Absolutely Refuses To Listen To My Feedback?

My research has found that 88% of employees say they would want to hear the truth if their job performance was poor. And yet, how many people do you know who actually embrace, and take to heart, tough, pointed, truthful feedback? Very few, I’ll bet.
And it’s not just employees; bosses are also very resistant to feedback or suggestions for improvement. I recently conducted a study of 27,048 executives, managers and employees called“The Risks of Ignoring Employee Feedback.”
Posted by Mark Murphy on 26 June, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →

When You Get Criticized At Work, Try Using The 'Fire Model'

I know my readers rarely do anything worthy of criticism, but play along with me anyway. Let’s imagine your boss enters your office and blasts you with this...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 April, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →

How To Tell If A Job Candidate Is Lying In The Interview

Do you ever find yourself suspicious that an applicant is lying during a job interview, but you’re not sure how to uncover the truth without resorting to over-the-top interrogation techniques? The science of textual analysis tells us that truth-tellers actually speak differently than truth-stretchers, and you can apply that data to make better hiring decisions.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 April, 2018 Hiring for Attitude, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: Is Your Personality Suited To Working Remotely Or In The Office?

Some people have the personality to work remotely. These remote personalities are hard-charging go-getters with a self-motivated mindset. They’re fine working with fewer rules and more all-nighters. And they’re not fazed by the isolation, diminished emotional and administrative support, or the reduced collaboration and recognition of remote work. Take this quiz to see if your personality is suited to working remotely or in the office...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 11 April, 2018 Interpersonal Skills, Quizzes, Telecommuting | 8 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"

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