Employee Happiness & Why It’s Important

In Annie McKee’s book How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship, McKee highlights three necessary components for an employee to be happy at work: 1) to see purpose and meaning in the work that they do, 2) to have a hopeful vision of their future, and perhaps most importantly, 3) to have resonant friendships/relationships in the workplace.

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Kate Sheffield
3 Employee Performance Measurement Myths (and why they need to be retired)

Performance reviews reinforce the notion of a tiered system at work, where managers are ranked higher than employees thereby putting up blocks to effective and trusting communication as peers on a team. We’re glad they’re being replaced by something more useful and less fraught with anxiety for all concerned.

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Inspired Leadership: Why Stereotypically Feminine Traits are also Great Leadership Qualities

An increasing number of high-profile women leaders, like Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, are inspiring the next generation of female leaders in the workplace, not only with their guidance, but also their embrace of what has been traditionally considered, “feminine traits.”

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4 Tips to Getting that Promotion by Becoming a More Effective Leader

study released by the University of Illinois states that leadership is 30% genetic and 70% a result of the lessons you have learned from life experience. That’s great news for all of us. Because although just some are born with natural leadership skills, becoming an effective leader is something we all can learn through an ongoing process of introspection, self-awareness, and being open and receptive to all feedback.

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How to Keep Your Remote Team Feeling Engaged and Part of the Company Community

Having a significant number of your employees working remotely on any given day is the new normal, and for many managers, the management of people they can’t “drop in on” is something of a puzzle. But studies have shown that remote employees are, on the whole, happier and more productive than their in-house counterparts, so companies need to embrace effective strategies for keeping them engaged.

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We Believe in Radical Transparency and This is Why You Should Too

When your company is working through a rough patch, it might seem counterintuitive to paint anything other than a rosy picture for the employees. But if you’re honest with your employees about the challenges that lie ahead and clear about what is needed from everyone to succeed, your employees will feel a greater sense of ownership and personal investment in the immediate goals.

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