Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.
What they found…give them a real problem to solve.
Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such an awful place? Will I get out of here without catching an infection?”
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, a leading eye hospital in The Netherlands, transformed its patients’ experiences by initiating creative interior designs and looking at their hospital through the patients eyes. By doing so, patient intake rose 47%.
According to Kevin Kniffin, Ph.D, a professor and researcher at Cornell:
“To increase cooperation, teams could regularly play happy music during meetings or brainstorming sessions, a simpler and cost-effective alternative to traditional team-building exercises and off-site retreats. Although there’s more research to be done, music represents a potentially valuable and inexpensive channel for improving performance in environments where cooperation is prized.”
True professional growth without personal growth is impossible. In order to truly learn to be a better leader, and to be better able to deal with power dynamics, you’ve got to figure yourself out. To start, ask yourself a few the questions contained in this article.
After more than a decade of effort, American businesses still have not figured out how to successfully motivate, inspire – and keep – millennial workers.
According to a new and comprehensive Gallup study, employees 20 to 36 years old are the least engaged generation in the workplace by far. On top of that, 21 percent quit their jobs last year, and 60 percent say they’re floating their resumés right now!
Research has shown that as individuals, we possess a negativity bias. Simply put, our fear of losing is greater than our thrill of winning. Obviously, this negativity bias is a great deterrent to organizational change.