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5 Essential Mindsets for High-Performing Teams

2020-09-15T16:03:49-04:00January 28th, 2020|Experiential Learning, Building Trust, Employee Retention, Leadership Lessons|

Do people have talent or develop talent? Are problems really opportunities or threats? Is it ‘everyone for themselves’ or ‘all for one and one for all’? The answers to these questions reflect mindset - the underlying attitudes that shape how a leader leads - as well as how people relate to one another on teams. [...]

Top Leadership Blogs & Podcasts for 2020

2020-09-15T16:03:47-04:00November 14th, 2019|Leadership Roundups, Employee Retention, Leadership Lessons|

An insightful leadership blog adds incredible value to your development as a leader, and even more so when it’s written by an expert who has encountered the challenges you’re facing. That said, you don’t have hours to search online for the blogs most relevant to your leadership challenges. As you look forward to 2020 and [...]

Top 10 Effective Ways to Develop High Potentials

2020-09-15T16:10:07-04:00February 19th, 2019|Leadership Development Theory, Brace For Impact, Employee Retention|

More than half of high potential employees drop out of their programs within the first five years. Yet, high potentials are seen as twice as valuable to their organization than non-high potentials, according to a report from CEB. Developing and retaining high potentials is more crucial—and more challenging—than ever. Thus, there’s the risk of burnout, [...]

Need Team Building Ideas? Here Are the 10 Best Blogs About Corporate Team Building

2020-09-15T16:09:59-04:00January 20th, 2019|Leadership Roundups, Employee Retention, Team Leadership Tips|

The term ‘team building’ has something of a bad rap these days, hence often inspiring eye rolls and visions of trust falls and group hugs. Rather, a high-quality team building activity developed by experts in communication and cultural strategy, can produce real results. You may be looking for team building ideas, however it can be [...]

5 Tips for Building Trust as a Leader

2020-09-15T16:09:48-04:00December 7th, 2018|Apollo, Building Trust, Employee Retention, Meet Our Apollo Leaders|

This was it, the big moment. The NASA astronauts floated on the cramped flight deck of the space shuttle, huddled around a laptop operated by Pamela Melroy. Her job? To attach a crucial piece of hardware to the International Space Station using motorized bolts. No one had ever done this before, yet the mission commander, [...]

Why People Leave Pt. 2: How to Best Retain Your Top Performers

2020-09-15T16:13:52-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Leadership Development Theory, Employee Retention|

In our last blog we discussed three office epidemics that lead to poor employee retention rates: Bad managers, boring work, and office politics. Now that we know our enemy, it’s time to find ways to solve these issues and make sure our top performers stay in the building.  1.  Be An Empathetic Leader We touched [...]

Why People Leave Pt. 1: Three Toxic Contributors to Poor Employee Retention

2020-09-15T16:13:50-04:00July 26th, 2017|Employee Retention|

Two of the biggest leadership buzzwords that follow the word “employee” are “engagement” and “retention.” We’ve talked about engagement on this blog before but haven’t tackled the epidemic of bolting employees — a trend that’s only growing. A recent survey by Dale Carnegie Training revealed “26% of U.S. employees say they will look for a [...]

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