What is Servant Leadership? Servant leadership is defined as a leadership style (many would call it a leadership philosophy) that emphasizes the leader’s responsibility to the success of the organization as well as his or her moral responsibility to subordinates, customers, and other stakeholders. Although it may seem like a new leadership style is being introduced [...]
Years of research has established the fact that job burnout and depression go hand in hand: job burnout can lead to depression and depression can lead to job burnout. Likewise, annual studies by the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that about 7% of adults are depressed. Studies by the American Psychological Association report that about 1/3 [...]
Why use social media as a selection tool in the first place? It may be because most of us believe we are good judges of character: ’Of course I can get a sense of someone by browsing through his or her photographs and postings.’ Other organizations may be using social media to identify deviant [...]
With decades of research, the merits of job satisfaction are fairly clear, but what about happiness? Do happy employees perform better than their morose counterparts? If so how can you encourage and promote well-being in the workplace? This blog seeks to answer both questions.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion of bullying in schools. We are all aware of the devastating impact bullies can have on their victims. Well, the same is true in organizations. Abusive supervision is defined as sustained displays of nonphysical aggression from supervisors to their direct reports.
Business leaders often fail to understand why their employees quit. For example, 41% of employers reported that a ‘poor relationship with manager’ was the top reason for employee turnover… only 15% of employees agreed.
Results from the most recent nation-wide Employee Engagement and Retention survey (Kenexa, 2011) revealed some surprising discrepancies between employee and manager opinions regarding turnover, satisfaction, and engagement.
The purpose of this article is to make clear the sometimes vague concept of employee development. In it, I will describe why leaders should invest in the development of their employees, what specific actions they should take, and how they can best support their employees throughout the developmental process.
What causes burnout? Many different things contribute to burnout and some of them are beyond your organization’s ability to control (e.g.., certain personality traits like “neuroticism” that make an employee more susceptible to burnout). However, the good news is that many factors are well within your sphere of influence: understanding each and taking action to deal with them will not only greatly reduce burnout, but in doing so will also contribute to employee retention and job satisfaction.
We all attend meetings- they’re a cornerstone of organizational life. Although meetings are a necessary tool to convey information, set priorities, solve problems, etc., just how often do we walk away from a meeting with the feeling that it was a good use of our time?