Category: Enhance Leadership Skills
Tips For Onboarding Students Internships can deliver a lot of value for students and companies. Running an internship program may just feel like extra work, but (like any investment) the rate of return for employers and for students is rooted in what you put into the program.
The role of the leader is one of the most important roles within a group. The effectiveness of a leader can have great impact on the success or failure of a team as a whole, and while leadership styles don’t necessary dictate a group’s success, one of the most important functions of leadership is to make sure avenues of communication are clear between all members of a team.
From the moment you learn to talk, the most recited word in your vocabulary is “WHY?” As a relentlessly curious child this burning question plagues your parents as you pester them. WHY? WHY? WHY? You want understanding, for things to make sense, for the world not to seem like one big question mark.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes from history offer immeasurable inspirational leadership advice. Great leaders and activists from history highlight what our country and world has been through and remind us how we can change it.
Team Building Tip: Do not call your team building exercise “team building.” People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself. Here are some ideas on how to change the stigma around corporate team building events: (more…)
An intern can be a great addition to your team at work. However, there are some things to know before you set out to find one. These tips and tricks will give you a head start on finding the perfect intern and help you keep your team motivated while managing interns!
She left you. It’s over. You can’t go back now! All you can do is learn from your mistakes.
Do you have some pretty amazing employees that you’d hate to see leave? Do you know how to get them to stay? Employee retention should be a top priority, but it can be challenging for a company. It’s crucial to know what steps to take toward success. The more you know about the importance of employee retention, the better! (more…)
Employee turnover plays an important role in keeping a company healthy. High turnover rates lead to high losses that can ruin a business. Turnover stems from a multitude of reasons so, prevent the bad from happening and watch what good can follow. (more…)
Employee turnover is an important issue to monitor in the workplace. Understanding how often employees end their relationships with your organization and why people are leaving are vital to managing employee retention. Most of the reasons for employee turnover are not personal, but you can do a lot to learn from the past and lay a better foundation for the future. (more…)
Before Lakshmi Balachandra started teaching Improvisational Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, she was an improv comic. When she went to MIT to study an MBA, it was there that she realized how much she was actually using her improv skills in her new business career. (more…)
“Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.” – Sammy Davis Jr. Quotes are a great tool for motivating employees and yourself. They can help inspire teams and leaders to work together through many different situations. Familiar, eloquent voices encourage to connect through a common interest. This week’s quote comes from Sammy Davis Jr.
“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This week’s team building quote comes from a great American poet and philosopher in the nineteenth century. Ralph Waldo Emerson is known for his poems, essays, lectures, and views on individualism in society. Teams can help turn individual failure into group success. (more…)
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”- Rosalynn Carter This quote is for all the leaders out there working to inspire their team and lead them in a direction that is both positive for the company and the individual. Great leaders do not only direct, but they also have the ability to foresee how specific skills will work together. (more…)
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin Team building quotes can inspire any team to work harder. This week’s quote comes from a time when the Founding Fathers of the United State of America were working together to draft the laws of the land. (more…)
To me the holiday season starts and ends with Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that brings people together, families, friends, co-workers. It is a time when and if possible, we are together with those that mean the most to us and this holiday really hasn’t fallen into religious or retail exploitation.