Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
Ask Not What Your Habit Can Do for You, but What Your Habit Can Do for Others
Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit, writes a great article for those of us who are considering new habits we want to develop for 2017. He advises developing routines, like asking questions, that can help others. From the article: “By asking your employee questions instead of offering advice, you do just that — force them to come up with options and ideas, which they are more likely to learn from than if you were to just tell them what to do.” Read more.
10 Simple Questions to Ask Yourself at the Start of a New Work Year
This article from the Chief Happiness Officer suggests ways to think about how we can bring the best of 2016 into 2017 and add a few improvements as well. You can apply these to your work life, your personal life, or your training program. Read more.
A Year’s Worth of Free Resources for e-Learning
If you’re planning to develop some e-learning this year and you want to try it out before committing to an expensive software program, check out these free resources. You can experiment and pilot a quick program to see what works best for your team. Read more.
Raise the Bar: YouTube, the World’s Largest LMS
If you’re looking for a way to organize and deliver training videos for your employees, have you considered YouTube? This article in Learning Solutions Magazine shows you how other companies are using the social channel and gives you some tips on getting started with your content. Read more.
How to Give 360-Degree Feedback to Different Personality Types
Whether annual reviews are looming or you’re working on providing more regular performance feedback to employees, this article will help you adjust your message for different personas. It creates 4 simple categories, playfuls, powerfuls, precises, and peacefuls, with suggestions for how to communicate best with each one. Read more.
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