Engaged, motivated workers are more likely to stay with an organization. That means less turnover. Engaged and motivated employees also are more productive. Unmotivated employees can drag down the whole team.
Kathleen “Kate” Cronin has joined the CPED team as an Executive in Residence focusing on the retail industry. Kate has a strong background in retail and has over 10 years of consulting experience.
Research has shown mentorship increases employee engagement and satisfaction. While mentorships often happen naturally, the reality is, these tend to be two parties of the same gender or race; and while they feel good, they lack some of the benefits of diversity that organizations need to flourish. The good news is organizations can formalize mentorships without losing the authenticity that natural mentorship brings. Here is how to do it.
Artificial intelligence sounds very futuristic. But the fact is that organizations, even those outside of the technology space, can benefit from the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Many organizations are already using AI to improve efficiency.
Being an agent of change for an organization’s culture requires solid strategic and communications skills. Those experienced in helping organizations to change their culture confirm that it can be a massive undertaking.
Individuals who receive formal training, such as CPED’s Manager Boot Camp, have a deeper understanding of the role, improved communication skills, more effective feedback methods, improved conflict resolution, and the skills to manage effectively during times of change.
Business leaders, association leaders, and peer academic leaders need to collaborate on identifying, and filling, emerging skill gaps. This is your call to action.
Strategic thinking may not come naturally to all your team members, but it is a skill you can help them develop.
Professional development is evolving from completing a course to a lifelong journey to learn and grow. Here are five professional skills that with a little extra focus and development can help enhance your career.
As we move to higher levels of the organization, it’s not always our job to make decisions – it’s our job to make sure decisions get implemented. This takes intentionality and an understanding that our “value” to the organization becomes more difficult to see. As with the transition from functional expertise to leadership expertise, our value goes from short-term wins and projects to long-term strategies that increase value to the organization over time.