Five Steps to Help You Measure the Value of Your Development Programs

Many times, we get so caught up in the “doing” of a development program — finding it, selecting it, delivering it, and managing it — that we forget to do the most important thing of all: measuring the value.

That’s fairly common, however, because measuring value or results involves a different approach to the activity of “doing.” Measuring value requires…

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  • March 15, 2019
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  • CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, ROI, Strategic Thinking,

If You Want to be a Strategic-Minded HR Leader, You’ve Got to be Doing This

We all know HR leaders hold a critical role in any organization. They’re the hub for all things people — the most important asset of any business.

Yet despite this, many HR professionals struggle to be seen as the truly strategic partners they are.

One reason is this: they’re not effectively demonstrating the impact of their work — especially as it relates…

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  • February 4, 2019
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  • Influence and Political Savvy, Leading Other Managers, Managers as Coaches, Strategic Thinking,

Not Sure if the L&D Program You’re Considering is the Right One? Here’s how to know.

It’s easy to see why leadership development programs are necessary — employees with better skills produce better results.

But often what’s not easy is feeling completely confident that the leadership development program you’re considering will make the impact you need it to.

With every leadership development program — or any new initiative for that matter — there’s always the same burning…

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  • December 21, 2018
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  • CRN Core Beliefs, Leading a Team, Prioritization, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

Need to Deliver Better Feedback? Start with Your Mindset.

How is your company at giving on-going, effective feedback? Are your business leaders giving it as much as their employees would like (which, according to research, is often!)? Or are they mostly avoiding it?

Feedback is one of those areas that many business leaders have a love-hate relationship with. When the feedback they need to give is good, feedback feels…

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  • November 16, 2018
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  • Conflict Management, CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, Meaningful Conversations, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

Integrating not Onboarding: Retain the Talent You Worked So Hard to Identify

Year after year, HR leaders often list recruiting and retaining talent as their biggest challenge.

While there are many variables to recruitment and retention that are out of our control, we can make bringing new leaders into an organization less challenging if we’re vigilant in perfecting the parts we can control.

One of those parts is making sure our “onboarding” or…

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  • November 9, 2018
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  • CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, Leading Other Managers, Managers as Coaches, Meaningful Conversations, New Manager Assimilation, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

Hope is Not a Plan: Here’s How to Make Sure Your Leaders Succeed

Congratulations – you’ve finally found and hired (or promoted!) the perfect person to fill an open position in your organization.

All of the time and resources spent searching, interviewing, and selecting the right candidate are behind you and now it’s time to get them up to speed as quickly as possible so they can be the success you know they…

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  • September 24, 2018
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  • CRN Core Beliefs, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, New Manager Assimilation, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking, The Middle, Well-Being,

Not Seeing ROI Out of Your Employee Skills Training? Here’s What You Need.

Take a look on any employee bookshelf around your office, and you’re bound to notice a significant number of dusty training binders.

To many, they look like binders in need of a good clean, but to HR…they represent L&D dollars spent – with little to show for it.

Now, we know…those binders were placed there with full intention of being used….

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  • September 11, 2018
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  • CRN Core Beliefs, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, Strategic Thinking, The Middle,

The Importance of Supporting Your Middle Managers through Leadership Coaching

A One-On-One Story from Coaching Right Now

John is a mid-level manager. While overall he likes the fact that he’s recognized by his company and continues to get more responsibility, he spends a significant amount of time feeling uncertain at work, never truly knowing if he’s getting things right.

John was very successful at the process-oriented work he did before being…

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  • April 11, 2017
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  • Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, Strategic Thinking, The Middle,
 
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