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LEADERSHIP

Embrace on-job learning and listen to employees for more resilient teams

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Windsor. “A Resource Model of Team Resilience Capacity and Learning” will appear in a special issue of Group & Organization Management. Authors Kyle Brykman, an assistant professor at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, and Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, studied what makes employees more resilient and fosters learning in the workplace. The researchers specifically examined the interactions of 48 teams from five technology startups. “Understanding what organizations can do to help employees become more resilient is the focus… . . . read more.

Leadership

Is the problem you?

By Lynne Curry The manager called me, completely frustrated with his team. He told me his employees were negative; blamed each other for problems; didn’t communicate with him or take accountability and didn’t buy-in to important initiatives. He asked me to talk with his key employees and tell me how to fix them. When I met with him afterwards, I asked, “How honest do you want me to be?” His eyes widened in alarm and he said, “Honest, I guess.” “The main problem on your team isn’t your employees. It’s you.” Here’s what I told him. If you’re the team’s leader, it’s on you As the leader, you set the tone. If as a leader, you focus on “who was responsible for what went wrong?” with pointed “why did this… . . . read more.

BLOG

“What’s it really like around here?”

By Lynne Curry  bio
You feel it the moment you enter the organization. Ask the employees “What’s it like around here?” and they confirm…


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BLOG

5 things leaders can learn from stand-up comedians

By Andrew Tarvin  bio
As you can imagine, stand-up comedy can make you a better presenter. After all, it’s one of the hardest forms of public speaking…


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BLOG

4 ways you are apologizing wrong

By Stacey Hanke  bio
Apologies are something we love to receive and hate to give. And especially as a leader, they are tough. They require a great deal of…


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GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Study finds alarming ambivalence about gender discrimination in the workplace, despite evidence that compensation inequality and harassment exist

Randstad US has released results of a survey examining American workers’ feelings and experiences related to gender equality in the workplace…


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GENDER DIVERSITY

Gender diversity at US Health Care companies: A prescription for progress

Three out of every four employees at US health care companies are women, far more than in most other industries, yet women are still scarce in the industry’s leadership ranks, according to…


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SUCCESSION PLANNING

Tips for successfully transitioning ownership of your medical practice

Transitioning ownership of a medical practice can be extremely risky, especially without considerable preparation, according to medical practice consultant…


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INSIGHT

5 ways high-performance organizations make meetings effective

By J. Elise Keith  bio
Every organization has to figure out how to make meetings productive. It’s a complex challenge. To be effective, each meeting needs to engage the individual talents of the people involved…


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INSIGHT

Being a great leader by applying what I’ve learned as a mother

By Abby Curnow-Chavez  bio
With Mother’s Day just behind us, I’ve been thinking about the connection between motherhood and my other “job” – not the one of mom to teenage boys, but my work as a leadership consultant and…


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