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Workers are saying ‘screw you’ to their leaders. Here’s why and how to fix it

Employee engagement is at an all-time low. According to an October 2020 Gallup report, 51% of employees are disengaged in the workplace, and another 13% are actively disengaged. In recent months, YOLO has become their battle cry.

Written by Leslie Jones, Founder of SpiralMethod

Featured in Fast Company Magazine

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Leslie Jones of SpiralMethod: Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

 

As part of our series about the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times”, we had the pleasure of interviewing Leslie Jones.

  • Invest in your company culture in terms of health and people.
  • Come from purpose over profit.
  • Let go and trust your team members to perform.
  • Be creative.
  • Stay authentically connected with your team.
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How Leaders Build Trust at Work Through Authenticity

It’s no surprise that successful companies are built on trusting relationships. In this excerpt, Carley Hauck, author of Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and In the World, explores how we can harness authenticity to fuel the process of building trust.

 

An Article from Mindful.org 

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The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture

 

Executives are often confounded by culture, because much of it is anchored in unspoken behaviors, mindsets, and social patterns. Many leaders either let it go unmanaged or relegate it to HR, where it becomes a secondary concern for the business. This is a mistake because a properly managed, culture can help them achieve change and build organizations that will thrive in even the most trying times.

An Article from HBR.org

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Returning to work: How listening can help

During a recent consulting engagement, my client (a senior executive) lamented the results of his organization’s just-released engagement survey.

He explained that after two months back in the office, the bump his organization has enjoyed during the pandemic had turned into a dip. Employees were feeling less connected now that they were back to physically working together than when they labored remotely.

An Article from SmartBrief.com

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5 toxic workplace myths that cut into motivation

 

Our understanding of work style in ourselves and others can be distorted by myths about people at work. Even when we learn about factors like temperament, personality, and values, we still work in an environment filled with obvious and subtle ideas about the right and wrong ways to work. That these ideas are myths hardly diminishes their power because they are the mental landscape for all the interactions of the day.

 An Article by FastCompany.com

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What Does It Take to Build a Culture of Belonging?

 

To impose the changes needed to achieve promises of racial justice, equity, and inclusion, organizations require all hands on deck — at levels of the company. But widespread support on any effort can be difficult to garner, especially when it comes to DE&I work. An essential part of this is to create a culture where every employee, regardless of their background, feels they belong.

An article by HBR.ORG

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4 Steps to Boost Psychological Safety at Your Workplace

 

Especially in tumultuous times, managers and their teams increasingly depend on candor, speed, and creativity to make progress. Creating psychological safety — the confidence that candor and vulnerability are welcome — in a workplace is truly challenging and takes an unusual degree of commitment and skill. But it can be done. 

An article by HBR.ORG

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