Stimulating engagement through respect

“When you ask workers what matters most to them, feeling respected by superiors often tops the list.” That’s Kristie Rogers’ opening statement in her latest article on Harvard Business Review. Though hardly shocking for any contemporary leader or executive, it seems the business world hasn’t yet fully grasped the impact of it. As Kristie goes…

The link between leadership and sleep

A lot of business leaders admit that they don’t get enough sleep at least four nights a week. A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nick van Dam (McKinsey) and sleep expert Els van der Helm explores the link between sleep and leadership. It also offers a few solutions to improve both individual well-being and…

10 mindfulness minutes a day keep the shrink away

The modern-day busyness gives a lot of people the feeling that they’re becoming reactive in their approach and that they lose control over their day. There is however a method that can help all of us. And that method is… mindfulness. Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter recently posted an interesting article in Harvard Business Review…

7 Marketing practices for HR

In a recent HBR blog post, strategy consultant Mark W. Schaefer defends his position on why HR needs to learn from marketing and how. I couldn’t agree more, because company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. Study performed in March 2012 by LinkedIn’s Hiring Solutions Insight Team amongst 7,250 members worldwide…

Ways to get more energy

Staring out the window, longing for a break? Does the sweet summer sun drain you of your energy? We’ve all had our ups and downs in terms of feeling energized, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Just a few tips can seriously jack up your overall feeling of vitality. Granted, not everyone’s made…

Work-life balance is easier when your manager knows how to asses performance

The best thing managers can do to support working parents (and in fact all employees), is to get better at one of the most basic and most of the time poorly executed functions of being a manager: performance appraisals. A lot of managers dislike doing performance evaluations, and so do their employees. The usual complaints about them…