Over two decades after Daniel Goleman first published Emotional Intelligence people continue to be keenly interested in the concept. I saw evidence this week as my company sponsored a SHRM-Atlanta event. We posted a flip chart with the question “What do you think new managers need to learn most?” Event attendees placed colored dots [...]
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You’ve done the hard work of selecting the best candidate for the position. You’ve invested time and money in interviews, assessments, and decision-making meetings. You’ve set the start date. Now, what do you do to ensure your new leader gets the best start possible? A study conducted in 2008 by the Partnership for Public [...]
Assessments are powerful tools to help you make informed talent selection decisions. And they provide rich information for targeted individual development and coaching. But what about team assessments? Teams are often referred to as an organization’s most untapped competitive advantage. Teams can be tricky and easily swerve down the spiral of dysfunction. Getting off [...]
If you’ve ever bought a house, you know getting an inspection is a requirement. In fact, the bank won’t make the loan without it. The fresh paint, fashionable light fixtures, and new carpet are enticing. But what’s under that carpet? What’s behind the painted walls? There’s a parallel to making good talent selection decisions. [...]
Okay, that’s a little negative. But it’s simply true. Fear not, we’ll offer some help! But for now, let’s take a look at what’s wrong with training for new managers. It doesn’t happen For many new managers the biggest fail is it simply doesn’t happen. HR leaders want more for their people. But due [...]
It seems wherever I go I end up in conversation with people who bewail the deficit of first-line management capability. I hear managers described as individual contributors promoted for their ability to deliver, and how that ability has somehow not translated into management excellence. What are some ways to help the newly promoted successfully [...]
So glad I arose at o’dark thirty this morning to volunteer at the Atlanta Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) meeting at the Georgia Aquarium. The topic was “Atlanta’s Corporate Awakening,” referring to the fight against human trafficking, and we were reminded that although we live in the “land of the free and the [...]
Beginner's Mentality Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Jim Karwisch of DuMore Improv. I was interested to learn more about how he and his group use improv in business settings to help leaders and teams improve their communication. And what's been rolling around in my mind since talking with [...]