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Category: Leadership

  • Supporting Your Team Through Coronavirus

    Supporting Your Team Through Coronavirus

    The world is still working to understand the coronavirus and COVID-19, but you and your team are likely already feeling its impact. The latest reports according to NBC News reports, World Health Organization, state government leaders and health officials show people in more than 90 countries, including the U.S, have been infected. Many people are […]

  • Why Managers are the Gateway to Employee Engagement

    Why Managers are the Gateway to Employee Engagement

    Who was the best boss you’ve ever had? What types of behavior did they exhibit to earn your respect and trust? Now think about the most difficult person you’ve ever had to report to. What made it frustrating? Finally, consider how you showed up to work under each of these individuals. I’d hedge a bet […]

  • Asking ‘How Are You?’ is Meaningless: Tips for Truly Connecting at Work

    Asking ‘How Are You?’ is Meaningless: Tips for Truly Connecting at Work

    At Newmeasures, we spend a lot of time thinking about how organizations listen. We advise organizations about which questions they should be asking employees, with what frequency, and what to do with the feedback. And while organizations can certainly become more strategic and sophisticated in their approach to listening, at the heart of it all, […]

  • Add Value By Investing in Psychological Capital

    Add Value By Investing in Psychological Capital

    Considering the US is the unhappiest it’s been since the World Happiness Report was first published in 2012, a focus on positivity may be in order. While the topic of positivity may sometimes feel like a stale self-help book, there is a wealth of rigorous scientific research illustrating the relationship between positivity and well-being across […]

  • 4 Tips for a Smooth Maternity/Paternity Leave

    4 Tips for a Smooth Maternity/Paternity Leave

    In our previous blog, Kyla Holcombe shared her experience of being on maternity leave. Her blog got me thinking – maternity leave is not just about the person going on leave. It also can affect one’s team, supervisor, customers etc. When you manage a team and one of your direct reports tells you she is […]

  • Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It — Part 2

    Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It — Part 2

    This is the second of two blogs that explores the topic of transparent communication in the workplace. Previously, we illustrated the context of today’s world: trust in leaders is low, and demand for more information is higher than ever. We explained why your current communication strategy may not be doing much to rebuild trust, and […]

  • Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It

    Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It

    This is the first of two blogs that explores the topic of transparent communication in the workplace. Here, we demonstrate why it’s more important than ever for leaders to prioritize transparency—and why your efforts may be failing to revitalize trust. We live in an Age of Distrust. Don’t believe me? Consider this: People are abandoning […]

  • Why you may Need to Re-think your Employee Rewards Program

    Why you may Need to Re-think your Employee Rewards Program

    It’s no surprise that when people feel valued at work, they are more likely to go that extra mile to get the job done. It’s also no surprise that any organization would want their people to be willing to put forth that kind of additional effort. The question is, how do you actually make your […]

  • So you went through a 360 review. Now what?

    So you went through a 360 review. Now what?

    If you’ve ever had a 360-degree review at work, you may have experienced feelings of anxiety and discomfort as you awaited the feedback from your peers, subordinates, and superiors. What if you have glaring blind spots? What if your employees resent you? What if the strengths you see in yourself aren’t being translated into your […]

  • How to Incentivize Innovation

    How to Incentivize Innovation

    “Think Different.” “There is No Finish Line.” “Imagination at Work.” What do these famous company slogans have in common? They all demonstrate a commitment to innovation. In today’s world, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that doesn’t want to be known as innovative—the market simply demands it. Start-ups in Silicon Valley and other hotbeds […]

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