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  • Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

    Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

    Many of my clients have made, or are facing, the tough decision to downsize. My clients’ experience reflects the current state of the labor market. Forbes reports that layoffs are up 46% from August and 68% compared to the same time last year. Layoffs are often a recourse to downturns in profitability and critical business […]

  • 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, […]

  • What Can Disney Characters Teach us about Employee Engagement?

    What Can Disney Characters Teach us about Employee Engagement?

    We’ve all grown up with Disney and many of us have a favorite character. But here’s something you’ve probably never thought about before….is your favorite character engaged? This topic came up in a recent workshop with leaders who were discussing the difference between engagement and performance. It can be easy to equate the two and […]

  • Senior Leaders, You can be Private and Accessible

    Senior Leaders, You can be Private and Accessible

    Imagine this scenario: As a senior leader, you find yourself spending most of your time in your office, going from one meeting to the next and trying to keep up with your to-do list. It’s not that you are intentionally avoiding talking with employees, but it just doesn’t come naturally to you. You get it […]

  • In Gratitude: The Simple Yet Powerful Acts of a Great Supervisor

    It’s Thanksgiving season which of course is a time to give thanks for the blessings in both our personal and professional lives. It’s a time for reflection on the year ending and planning for the future. As part of this reflection, I’ve been thinking about the journey I’ve been on and my own personal growth. […]

  • Leadership Wisdom From Dad: Why Do You Work?

    Leadership Wisdom From Dad: Why Do You Work?

    My dad has always been my business hero. He started his career when he was 15 years old working as a crewperson for McDonald’s Corporation. Over the next 30 years, he climbed the ladder to Vice President of Restaurant Systems Development and retired at the age of 45. I have always admired his adaptability, quickness […]

  • Words from Steve Grant: Resume vs. Euology

    Steve Grant was always full of wisdom and challenging us to be better leaders. He wrote this blog shortly before he passed in December, 2015. When you have a terminal diagnosis like I do, you tend to have an immortal perspective. In other words, most of my life was spent trying to gain independence, career […]

  • 9 Simple Ideas to Drive Employee Engagement

    9 Simple Ideas to Drive Employee Engagement

    Clients often ask us for ideas on best practices for driving employee engagement. At Newmeasures, we believe that actions should be aligned based on the strategic objectives of the organization, as opposed to rolling out generic employee engagement initiatives (think: pizza Fridays, organization-wide training, etc.). That being said, we regularly encounter amazing ideas to drive […]

  • Valuing People and Effectiveness – Maintaining a Balance

    Valuing People and Effectiveness – Maintaining a Balance

    In analyzing our 2014 trend data from 1,150 organizations, we see that organizations continue to be better at getting results than valuing people. In our 18 years of research, we know that successful organizations are good at both: you have to value people by creating an inspiring mission, providing recognition, and giving people the opportunity […]

  • What Hops Taught Me about Exceptional Leadership

    What Hops Taught Me about Exceptional Leadership

    My husband was recently asked by his organization (a mid-sized American brewery) to take a trip to Strasbourg, France to better understand the hop growing operation of a new partner who would be supplying hops for one of their bestselling beers. This new hop partner is a cooperative of 50 regional farmers that combine their […]

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