Friday, October 31, 2014
I received a panic phone call from a senior executive that I've
just begun to work with. He was distraught because an individual
that he deemed to have the most potential of all his senior
staff had just given notice. When I asked my client why
the employee was leaving the company, he said it was...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
What is the secret ingredient to being a great manager? Could
it be a sound approach to coaching? Coaching underpins good team
communication and collaboration. Coaching activates employee
engagement and drives career management success for both the
employee and organization. Fundamental coaching...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In my experience Gen Y are not afraid to step up and take on
responsibility. They possess a ‘can do attitude’ and are great team
players. Twenty-eight percent of managerial positions in the United
States are already held by Gen Ys, those born between 1980 – 2000,
also known as Millennials (Bersin)....
Thursday, July 3, 2014
We know coaching works. But many organizations are under
increased scrutiny and need quantitative evidence (the numbers) to
justify the spend. This can put pressure on internal HR/OD leaders
as it creates extra work for those who already have overflowing
desks. We have some good news… measuring the...
Friday, May 2, 2014
Does this sound familiar? You know you are a good leader. You
sincerely care about your people. You give solid direction and
constructive performance feedback. You get good employee survey
results. Yet you secretly cringe when one of your employees
says: “can we talk about my next promotion?” There...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The latest ORC International HR Reflections report states that 60
per cent of U.S. organizations say there is a skills gap within
their industry sector but 82 per cent say they do not undertake any
formal research to determine what people need. Did I miss
something? How is it that we can complain of...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
“For the majority of employees, managers are the gateway to the
future.” This quote from a recent Knightsbridge study is one that
resonates with many people. From our experience, leaders
underestimate their impact on employee engagement and retention.
What if I told you most employees just want...
Friday, April 4, 2014
When it comes to having a career conversation, there are many
ingredients that contribute to success, and - like in any great
recipe – combining them artfully is usually necessary to create the
best finished product. As a leader, you are going to have to be
willing and open to trying a few different...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Career Capital is the result of investing in your skills,
attributes, and behaviors. If you have an abundance of Career
Capital you are the person people want to work with or work for,
leaders see you as the high potential, and other employees want to
collaborate with you. Individuals who have...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The most intriguing concept cars combine technology, innovation,
and thoughtful design. The talented individuals that create these
prototypes are constantly imagining, evaluating, testing, refining,
and re-evaluating. This will ensure that the ideas they envision as
they peek into the future can one...
Monday, February 11, 2013
We recruiters are great at finding candidates and getting
them ready to see you. But after that, it's up to you and your
team. Interviewing potential candidates is one of the most
important user experiences that folks will have with your
organization. As we tell candidates, you only get one...
Monday, December 3, 2012
It has been written by philosophers, politicians, and people
in general “the measure of a society is how we treat the weakest
members.” Needless to say we are failing miserably at how we
treat our aging population, but I will leave that for another day.
Today, I want to discuss our younger...
Monday, November 19, 2012
Over the last ten years I have been privy to thousands of corporate
transitions and have observed both good and bad behaviors from
managers and employees. The Impact of Termination on
Employees: For many employees a termination is a defining moment in
their life ─ a moment in time that affects...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Over the last year, my colleagues and I at Knightsbridge have been
working on building our social media presence. Many of my clients
have started to reach out and ask how social media can help with
leadership development. But before you can do that, you’ve got to
know what social media actually is....
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Discuss progress and hold employees accountable. Although the
employee is the key to making his or her career plan unfold, as a
manager you have an important and ongoing role. It is your
responsibility to: hold regular employee career conversations,
establish accountability, and be clear in your...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Here’s the bottom line: if you are not able to do this as an
employee you are in trouble. If you do not do this as a manager,
you have failed the company and your team. It is the role of the
manager to ensure that each member of their team understands:
• the organization’s goals and strategies, • ...
Monday, October 8, 2012
As a manager you have a certain amount of responsibility to
inspire awareness in your employees in the following areas:
• their personal reputation in the organization, • their
profile and network within organization, and • career
development opportunities available to them. At times this type...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Do you know what inspires your employees? Do you truly
understand what it would take for them to leave your organization?
Do you know how they perceive their employee brand/reputation
versus how others see them? If you can’t answer these
questions it might be time to sit down and start to get to...