The Mindful Leadership Blog

Just In! Too much of anything is just too much

November 7th, 2019

                  What’s hot?      Believe it or not, you can be too emotionally intelligent according to a recent study.* So what?           Researchers found that leaders rated highest in empathy and emotional awareness (two elements of emotional intelligence) were seen to: Be less effective at implementing change Put less […]

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Just In! Trust me…it’s not about you

October 30th, 2019

What’s hot? The #1 tip from C-suite execs is the primary challenge of leadership: Trust People*                   So what?   Children learn “don’t go anywhere with strangers.” The same holds for adults. People will not follow you if they don’t know you and believe you value and respect […]

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Just In! Whether they are in or out determines how they play the game

October 23rd, 2019

                          What’s hot?      Recent studies* cite a strong link between a sense of belonging and inclusion and engagement. So what?           BetterUp* discovered a sense of belonging equates to: 56% increase in performance. 50% reduction in turnover risk. 75% fewer sick days. 25% decrease […]

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Just In! The times they are a changing. Are you?

October 16th, 2019

                            What’s hot?      Two recent Forbes blogs* have done a great job positioning the need for new change and leadership strategies. So what?           It’s time to re-envision the current approach to organizational change. To move From strategy being the domain of a […]

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Just In! Do you Know When a Good Employee is About to Check Out?

October 2nd, 2019

            What’s hot? Employees quit 9 months after their engagement and loyalty to the organization start to suffer*. So what?             Retention is already a challenge – with most new hires staying less than 3 years.  The cost of recruiting and onboarding replacements stretches your financial and HR resources. What to […]

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Just In! How to Create Disruptive Innovation

September 25th, 2019

            What’s hot?       CEOs say their second biggest internal concern is creating new business models due to disruptive technology.* So what?          Between 2011 and 2018, 3,217 U.S. companies from across 18 sectors went bankrupt.*  In today’s world, being a little better than the competition is not a guarantee of long-term […]

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Just In! Your stories shape your culture

September 19th, 2019

What’s hot?  The concept of culture is hot. At its simplest, culture is a description of the behaviors, norms, beliefs and symbols that characterize a group of people. Organizational culture communicates what’s important and how to behave and respond. So what?   Culture shapes people’s beliefs about the future, responses to change, and proclivity toward things […]

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Just In! Don’t be a Victim of the Great Training Heist

September 11th, 2019

                        What’s hot?       Developing the next generation of leaders is the third highest internal concern for CEOs and other C-suite executives* So what?             About two million people are promoted into leadership positions each year and 60% percent of them fail in some way. That’s […]

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Just In! Leaving so Soon? 4 Ways to Retain Tech Professionals

September 5th, 2019

                    What’s hot?      The tech sector has the highest turnover rate at 13.2% out of every single business sector.* Even the most prestigious technology firms struggle to retain technology talent.  According to Payscale’s recent employee turnover report, the median tenure at Amazon is just one year. Google is […]

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Just In! Are you curious enough?

August 29th, 2019

What’s hot? Your capacity to be curious is as crucial to your success as a leader as trust and integrity according to recent research by MIT Sloan*.                   So what?   Curiosity may have killed the cat.  However, without it, your business is dead! Our rapidly changing, technology-enabled, […]

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Just In! Can You Prepare for a Corporate Catastrophe?

August 15th, 2019

  What’s hot? CEOs rank a recession as their #1 external concern for 2019 (reported in the C-Suite Challenge 2019, a Conference Board survey of over 800 CEOs and over 600 other C-Suite executives).             So what? There’s nothing that will absolutely bullet proof your business in the event of […]

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Just In! A good day or a bad day? Depends upon the supervisor

August 8th, 2019

What’s hot? A recent study by Woohoo found that two out of three people experience a bad day at work at least once a week.  That’s a day so bad that you go home thinking I don’t want to have any more days like that!         So what? An amazing 75% of […]

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Just In! The “Sink or Swim” approach drowns new managers

July 25th, 2019

          What’s hot? Eighty-seven percent of new managers feel frustrated, anxious and uncertain about their role.   It is no wonder that only 33% of leaders rate the quality of their frontline leadership as high! So what? Just a few of the costs of struggling front-line managers are increased use of sick […]

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Just In! 60% of new managers fail in the first two years

July 11th, 2019

What’s hot? Imagine a 60% failure rate. Three days out of five your transportation into work would not be operable.  O.l. .6 .e..e.s .. a .8 ..t.e. .e.t ..u.d ..p.a  (Only 16 letters of a 39 letter text would appear). Only 4 in 10 of your employees would be able to do their jobs.  Unacceptable!  […]

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Just In! Put the Annual Review Process out of its Misery

June 6th, 2019

What’s hot? Accenture, Adobe, GE, and IBM are only a few organizations that have abandoned the annual performance review. So what? The reasons sighted by most firms for ditching their annual performance appraisal process: Systems are tedious, time consuming, disliked by employees and managers alike and don’t improve performance.  One report claims “the annual performance […]

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Just In! Ban Feedback if You Want People to Excel

May 23rd, 2019

What’s hot? The term “feedback” has gotten a bad rap.  It can cause managers and employees to break out in hives.  Most say that they would opt instead for a sharp stick in the eye if given the option.  That’s because hearing about what’s wrong/what didn’t work/how you screwed up sparks the old fight or […]

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Just In! Annual Reviews Cost Big Bucks and Kill Motivation

May 9th, 2019

What’s hot? The Corporate Executive Board reports that the average manager spends 210 hours and the average employee spends 40 hours annually on performance management activities.  Multiply those numbers by the average hourly pay of each and then multiply it by the number of employees in each category to get an idea of what your […]

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Just In! The Magic of Workship

April 25th, 2019

What’s hot? Workship! The capacity to tend to the task at hand with intense care, service and devotion (even love!).  The ability to bring one’s whole being to the task at hand—heart and head—all of your intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological capacities—in an act of service.             So what? A […]

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