Timely Management Tip: So how does a manager motivate employees?

Dan Pink has summarized decades of research into 4 simple questions that every manager should ask himself or herself: Are you paying people fairly? If employees believe they are NOT being compensated fairly then they will either vote with their feet or perform at a minimal level just enough to not draw attention to their behavior. My Takeaway: Pay people fairly then you can take […] Read more »

Timely Management Tips: Managing Change on the Frontlines

In today’s rapidly evolving economy, the only real constant is change. Learning how to manage change is a critical skill for any leader. Here is a quick guide to managing strategic change within your organization. 1.  CHANGE is a 3-stage process… Coming to grips with the change; Working through it; and Maintaining momentum. Roughly one-fourth of your time will be spent in stages 1 and […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Getting the most out of 1:1 meetings

Every effective leader makes time to meet with their direct reports one-on-one.  These crucial conversations can predict an employees’ ongoing performance, professional development, and company loyalty. The old saying, “people don’t leave companies, they leave bosses” has been validated numerous times. So here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your 1:1 meetings. Conduct 1:1’s on a regular and consistent […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Advice for the Newly Promoted: 5 Behaviors that Will Ensure a Successful Transition

The first thing you need to know is that what got you the promotion will NOT necessarily make you successful at the next level. Many people use the same skills over and over again, yet fail to develop new ones that are potentially more effective the higher up they go in an organization. This is particularly true for people moving from a midlevel to a […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: How to Recognize a High Potential Employee When You See One

A High Potential is an employee who has been assessed as having the ability, organizational commitment, and motivation to rise to, and succeed at more senior roles in an organization. Every organization needs them in their leadership pipeline to replace older executives who retire or depart. The big question is how can you recognize this level of talent without doing an in-depth behavioral assessment? Here […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: There is no engagement without trust

Employee engagement has been linked to higher productivity, lower turnover, and easier attraction of new talent. So how do you create engagement? You cannot engage employees without first having a foundation of trust and respect for all employees. According to the APA’s 2014 Work and Well-being survey only about half of employed adults believe their employers are open and upfront with them, about one-third say […] Read more »

Register now! Kitsap Business Forum: How Find, Hire, and Train the Best

  May 13th, 7:30-9:00 AM Morgan Stanley Conference Room (2011 Myhre Rd, Ste 301, Silverdale, WA 98383 Map) Kitsap has a depth of talent not seen in many markets. Yet many business leaders struggle to find the right people to fill their team. To help you get the continue developing the best team, Julie Tappero, CEO for Westsound Workforce, Monica Blackwood, Principal at Rice Fergus Miller, and Samantha Powers,Director of Continuing […] Read more »