Have you ever had a delusional boss? The kind of boss who’s clueless about the impact his or her behavior is having on the department’s morale, or worse yet, could care less but still can’t understand why performance is down? A leader who lacks self-awareness can destroy careers and business success. It’s the number one […]
I’m a big fan of assessments! Not too many people will openly admit that, but I do. I use them in just about every engagement I’m working in, including leadership and executive coaching, succession planning, and team building. I have my favorites, and I tend to stick to those assessments that have proven over time
Think of a time at your job when you worked very hard, liked it, and accomplished something that yielded a strong sense of achievement when you were fully engaged with the task at hand. These are commonly called “peak moments”; those times you were certain that your contribution made a difference in meeting or exceeding the desired goals.
What makes a great leader? One of the top three traits associated with great leaders is the ability to effectively give feedback to drive operational performance. In the millennial workplace formal performance evaluations are increasingly being phased out in favor or more regular, informal forms of ongoing feedback. Good leaders use corrective feedback to change
Ever notice how when you become a bit stressed about something your heartbeat picks up a little speed? Did you know that you could calm yourself down by just breathing? I learned all this at yoga classes years ago. Breathing is so very important to the human condition, yet few really know how to breathe
How many times have you heard the old adage “If you are not growing, you are dying”? A tad on the morbid side, right?! Although more applicable to plant life, there is an abundance of truth when it comes to us humans as well. I believe that we are driven by three circles of growth
In my role as Hub of the Universe, the most important tool in my toolbox is my smile. Not because of my dental work, but because I’m the first face the public sees when they enter our building. Transitioning folks who come to us arrive in a variety of mindsets, and most of them are
The Winter Olympics are now history, and the medal winners have all gone home victorious. Big reasons to celebrate! What about the athletes that went home without medals? I think they too are winners just because they are Olympians, and they too should celebrate. Not all athletes can make it to the Olympics, and not
With a job market that is continuing to improve, CPIBN and CPI agree with Forbes’ Dan Schwabel’s best practices for hiring and retention in 2017: 1. Improved Candidate, Employee Experiences 2. The Rise Of The Blended Workforce 3. Reviews Evolve From Annual To Continuous 4. Millennials Meet Gen Z 5. Augmented, Virtual Reality Revolutionize Recruiting and Training 6.
It truly has been an amazing 2016. We got a new look, celebrated our 30th Anniversary, were a part of the inaugural DisruptHR, welcomed a new CPIBN staff elf, enjoyed volunteering and giving back to our Buffalo community, and so much more! Thank you to all of our clients, partners, friends, and community peers for