Leadership Strategy

pitfalls for managers

Common Pitfalls for Managers Building Accountability

Blog | Author: Fierce Inc. | Source: HCI | Published: 2 days ago

Daniel, a young manager, frequently finds himself frustrated that his team is not delivering projects on deadline. He doesn’t know how to fix it, and often uses a repertoire of different tactics to try to combat it. However, it seems that every time someone comes to him with a setback, he validates their reasoning. When asked about his approach, Daniel feels that he is being empathetic – a key trait for successful leaders. It wasn’t that long ago that Daniel was standing in their shoes.

When Daniel is listening to his team, he understands the reasoning behind their comments. There’s truth to the excuses. He finds himself saying things like “Oh, I know the budget isn’t where it should be”.  Or “Oh, I understand we do have a lot of projects on the table.”  His frustration lies in the fact that while the excuses keep coming, the results stay the same. Things aren’t getting done on time. 


Advice to Young Women

Article | Source: Fierce | Published: October 17, 2016

Navigate your life one conversation at a time. You already are, whether you realize it or not. Your time in school, your eventual career, your relationships and your life will succeed or fail, gradually then suddenly, one conversation at a ...

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employee development

What the MLB Playoffs Teach Us About Employee Development

Blog | Author: HighGround | Source: HCI | Published: October 14, 2016

We’ve gone a little baseball crazy here in Chicago. With our Cubs facing the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS, we’ve heard a lot lately about the importance of good coaching.

So what makes a good coach? More importantly, what do gifted coaches teach us about managing people more effectively and helping them reach peak professional performance?  We took a look at the some habits of great athletic coaches and found that managers can approach employee development in many of the same ways.


Fierce Survey Results: Work/Life Balance

Infographic | Source: Fierce | Published: October 14, 2016

A Fierce Survey: "Having it all" is the balance between a successful career and a healthy home. We interviewed a cross section of 1,000 working women across the country about their attitudes on the popular topic, "Having it ...

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untethered personality

Developing an Untethered Personality

Blog | Author: MHS | Source: HCI | Published: October 13, 2016

Have you ever experienced arguing strongly for an issue and for what you called undeniable facts only later to discover you were entirely wrong?  Have you ever had an emotional reaction to a situation and you said or reacted in a way which was entirely out of your control and you later regretted?  Have you ever met someone for the first time and instantaneously greatly disliked (or liked) and had no rationale or explicit reason for the reaction?

corporate university

The Corporate University: New Frontier, New Challenges

Blog | Author: BPI group | Source: HCI | Published: October 7, 2016

Opportunities for learning in the workplace have never been greater nor more accessible than they are today. The rapid development of virtual, mobile, on-demand, open, and customizable training solutions has revolutionized not only our traditional educational system, but also quickly advanced to its more utilitarian business counterpart—the corporate university. While organizations have eagerly appropriated innovative offerings like MOOCs, they are also beginning to see challenges arise in tandem with the opportunities these new educational methods and tools present.

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