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3 ways managers can motivate staff

motivationWhen you hear the word ‘motivators’ what comes to mind? Many people may answer ‘money’, ‘success’ or ‘happiness’. While these are great reasons for self-determination, as a manager there are other ways to motivate your staff. Relatedness, Autonomy, and Competence are part of an alternate model for motivation for managers to use to engage and inspire staff in the workplace.  (more…)

6 ways Bookboon makes L&D managers’ lives easier

landdmanagerWhen my brother and I started Bookboon, we had a vision to make learning more accessible, practical and effective, giving people the right personal development content and tools to keep growing throughout their professional careers. This is still at the core of everything we do at Bookboon and everything we plan on doing.  

To empower professionals to succeed, we need to make it easy for L&D teams to bring that content and those tools to their co-workers. That’s why we developed our corporate eLibrary – with currently over 1,700 eBooks on soft skills and personal development – in a way that not just focuses on the usability for end users but also making it effortless for L&D managers to implement and maintain.   (more…)

Work-life balance: 4 tips for managers

worklife balanceAs managers, we tend to put a significant amount of pressure on maintaining our employees’ work-life balance. We want to be good managers. The types of managers who let their employees have a life outside of work. But spending all our energy on ensuring others maintain balance can throw our own balance off. Managers and other leaders often have some of the worst work-life balance rates among workers. Here are 4 ways for managers to find the balance between work and life. (more…)

Thinking skills: 4 ways to be a thoughtful leader

leadership skillsOne may have been convinced by films’ depiction of managers that thoughtfulness and leadership do not go hand-in-hand but this is not the case. Thoughtful leadership is a widely successful leadership model throughout many industries. A thoughtful leader is, as the name may suggest, someone who thinks more than your average leader. Thoughtful leaders think about how an employee may be feeling, how their own decisions may impact their team members and how to best represent their team and their organisation. Let’s look at 4 ways to be a more thoughtful leader.  (more…)

3 myths about change in the workplace

change managementChange is as much a part of the workplace as it is a part of life. As a leader, managing through change can be an overwhelming and difficult skill to master especially with all the misinformation about change management out there. Let’s debunk three common myths about change in the workplace.  (more…)

The 7 steps of giving feedback

giving feedbackGiving negative feedback to an employee is one of the more difficult aspects of people-management. Depending on the situation, emotions can rise if the employee does not receive the negative feedback well or feels it is undeserved. Although not all feedback is negative, positive remarks are often far easier to both give and receive. Here are the 7 steps to giving negative feedback.  (more…)

Employee engagement: 6 things for managers to think about

employee engagementAs a leader, showing employees they are valued by encouraging them to take charge of their own learning encourages them to engage in upskilling both within and outside of their roles. But inspiring busy employees to engage in their own learning is easier said than done. 

With employee engagement, a little thoughtfulness goes a long way. Here are 6 things to think about when it comes to engaging employees. 

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3 things to know about the future workplace

workplaceAs technological breakthroughs increase the work tasks performed by machines and algorithms, those performed by humans will see a huge shift. This means that the workplace will undergo major transformations and will look very different than the one we are in now.   (more…)

The 4 pillars of teambuilding

teamwork skillsSuccessful leaders must have the right mindset to address the relational, situational, and rational aspects of team management. There are four power pillars under a people-centered approach to leadership: Mindset and the 3 G’s. Let’s take a closer look at those four pillars. (more…)

Change management: The process of change

change management Change management is the discipline that guides how managers prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt a change in an organisation in order to drive success and outcomes. Leaders can manage changes such as employees leaving, new business models, alterations in codes and rules and new processes. No matter what the change, there will likely be some resistance from team members and it is a leader’s job to manage that change efficiently and effectively. Here are the 4 phases of the process of change management.  (more…)