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.
Coaching for Performance – Are You a Judge or a Facilitator?
Whether you’ve done some coaching already or are planning to incorporate it into your management, this article offers a nice way to categorize your coaching style and learn how to adjust from one style to the other as conditions change. Read more.
Creating a Culture of Health
This article summarizes the keynote speech by Laura Putnam, CEO of Motion Infusion, at the 2017 Health and Benefits Leadership Conference. Ms. Putnam describes her experience introducing wellness programs and encouraging people to change their habits. She recommends infusing wellness into other programs rather than making it a stand-alone offering. Read more.
How L&D Can Positively Impact Sales Results: Training Guidelines for Sales Coaches
Every company has sales people, and sales performance drives the business. For improving sales performance, many companies have had success with coaching on top of traditional training. If you’re thinking of coaching for your team, check out this article with advice on how to make it most effective. And if you’re thinking of coaching for non-sales employees, this advice works just as well. Read more.
SMART Feedback – How to Design and Provide Effective Feedback
This article is written by a college professor and researcher about how she develops feedback using the SMART goals framework. So she offers students evaluation of their work that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, and Time-bound. It struck me in reading the article, that it would be useful for performance management in the workplace as well, especially along with a coaching or mentoring program. Read more.
How to Spark Creativity When You’re in a Rut
If you’ve been having more and more of those days that just don’t get your juices flowing, take a look at this short piece with some tried and true strategies for finding your creativity. No matter what job you’re in, shaking up your routine will not only make you happier at work, but you’ll find ways to do your job better. Read more.
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