The value of professional development spend can sometimes be invisible or difficult to calculate: it can be a slow moving and challenging process. But with Q4 upon us, many are looking at their development budget.
Many people these days call themselves coaches. Really, all you need is a website and a business card that says executive coach on it. This low barrier to entry makes it difficult for businesses to distinguish between a good coach and the kind of coach and consultant who can become a long-term business partner and deliver true transformation to a leader, team or whole organization.
For many of the leaders I work with, the start of Q4 is the time to ramp up to a big finish at the end of the year. But Q4 can be challenging: holidays are on the horizon, curtailing productivity, and people start to wind down for the year. So how can you get the most out of your team before 2018 ends? Here are three things you can be doing from a strategy point of view to help finish Q4 with a bang:
When you read about creating the kind of work environment that has good engagement and productivity, phrases like cultural fit and incentives often get thrown about as the answer. But it’s difficult to pin down or measure those things.
Sustainability is something of a buzzword these days, but there’s a good reason for that: it has true benefits in many areas of business.
Work is stressful sometimes. Deadlines, targets, long hours, not enough sleep and the general pressures of modern life impacts most people, including your employees. As a leader who cares about the welfare of their workers, there’s a simple change that can be implemented in your business’s culture that will bring a much needed work-life balance and spirit of fun unto the workplace: games.
Strong, effective leadership is the keystone of an organization’s success. With excellent leaders securely in place, businesses are set to outperform their competitors by 19%, according to a recent study conducted by CEB Global.
We’ve all seen that scene on TV where everyone at the office is chatting and throwing paper planes until the boss comes in and kills the mood, right? Would you say that’s a healthy work environment? Or the kind of leader that directs a successful company?
Too often, the pop culture image of the CEO is the stressed, unfit and overworked, working late and rarely seeing their families, never taking time for themselves, prone to heart attack and other stress-related illnesses. We see this image so often that it’s become the expectation.