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Posts in Management

(Infographic) Leading Organizational Change - The Dos and Don'ts

Leading Org Change Infograph_thumb2-smSuccessful change management starts with leadership. Employees look to leaders in times of transition. That means the way leaders introduce and manage change impacts employee performance and the overall success of the initiative. This infographic features 5 things leaders do to derail change followed by the top 5 things leaders to to drive successful change.

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Managers Who Develop Talent Elevate the Employee Experience

Managers Who Develop-blog_2Managers are your organization’s most critical link with employees. HR, talent development and business professionals rank effective managers, and workers’ relationships with them, to be the top organizational lever for positively impacting the employee experience. This post examines the significant part talent development plays in creating positive employee experiences.

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Media Partners Research Finds 5 Key Influences on Employee Experience

Host_3 Key Infl blog_2How do we make that time the best it can be for employees? That’s the question that motivated Media Partners’ most recent pulse survey. We asked the HR, L&D, and business pros we serve which of eight major organizational factors they feel are most important when it comes to positively affecting the employee experience. 

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Media Partners Salutes Coaches on Executive Coaching Day

Practical Coach 2 blogExecutive coaching is a widely used and very effective means of development for business leaders. May 1st is Executive Coaching Day, and Media Partners joins organizations everywhere to salute business coaches and the excellent work they do.

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3 Crucial Communication Tips for Team Leaders

MMTeams_mainFor leaders charged with managing a team, there are 3 areas where communication skills can make a significant impact: (1) when conveying the "big picture," (2) when communicating good news, and (3) when bearing bad news. Knowing what to say, as well as when and how to say it, is a key aspect of building and sustaining high team performance.

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5 Ways Managers Show Respect to Employees

Resp Supv_storeEmployees often feel disrespected due to actions (or the lack therof) on the part of their supervisor. When supervisors don't communicate, or fail to demonstrate that they understand and appreciate what the employee does, it can cause people to feel disconnected and de-valued. A Respectful Supervisor does these 5 things to positively influence employee motivation and retention.

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Kickstarting a Growth Mindset -- In Yourself and Those You Manage

Kickstarter_1_blogWhat is a growth mindset? Some use it synonymously with lifelong or continuous learning. But it originated with Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. This article explains more about Dweck's work while providing helpful tips for developing a growth mindset in yourself and those you manage.

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Why Training and Development for Modern Managers Is So Critical

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Some research has concluded that only one in 10 people have the kind of innate talent needed to excel in management. However, with the proper training and development, many mangers can build the capabilities they need to become engaging, high-performing leaders. 

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Conflict Resolution 101: Focus on the Problem, Not the Person

Conflict-RWWWIn today's busy organizations, conflict can occur anywhere at any time. When it hits, it’s tempting for us to see the person with whom we’re in conflict as the “bad guy”, and to create a You Against Me scenario.But if we stay in that mindset it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to positively resolve the problem.

Here are some practical Conflict Management tips that can help you move past the negative and reach successful resolution.

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Showing Appreciation - Training Activity

appreciation-thumbHelping people gain insight into the importance of being appreciative and showing appreciation can benefit both the employee and the organization. This training activity helps build awareness is this area.

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