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How to increase employee engagement in 2020

How to increase employee engagement in 2020

 
 
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I’ve been spending a lot of time this week, going through some really interesting data and research on how employees are feeling in the workplace.

Here are three overarching findings that the data is  clear on :

The first insight we’re seeing is that managers need more help than they’re getting right now. Managers are struggling across the board and this is only getting worse.

The second insight is also pretty depressing – The trust gap between employers and employees seems to be widening as this pandemic rages on.

The third insight talks about the fact that burnout and exhaustion are real. However, burnout and exhaustion are not impacting the workforce equally.

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Step by Step framework to fixing your team meetings

Step by Step framework to fixing your team meetings

 
 
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Your weekly (or bi-weekly) team meeting is one of the most important meetings on your calendar.

Most leaders are wasting this opportunity by under-leveraging these sessions.

Having done a gazillion team meetings over the last decade, I can definitively say there’s no one winning formula. All meetings have a life of their own.

Today’s podcast will show you a step by step framework to fix your meetings:

✅ We’ll use the IL/IW/WI framework as our guide.

✅ I’ll take you through a real-life scenario you can apply today.

✅ 16 minutes and your meetings will never be the same

The best thing you can do is routinely ask your teams to give you feedback on what’s working and what isn’t.

Sometimes, it’s that simple.

Lead on

How to say no with confidence

How to say no with confidence

 
 
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The day I became VP, my boss pulled me aside and said the following:

“The higher up you go, the more trade-offs you’ll need to make”

Most employees struggle with saying no, not because they don’t want to, but because they don’t know how to.

Today’s podcast talks about two frameworks that will help you say no to projects that don’t matter, so you can say yes to projects that do.

🔑 Framework #1: Saying no to the boss

Here’s a little secret – It’s ok for you to say no to your boss occasionally. However, there’s a wrong way and a right way. I’ve put together a 3-part framework that’s going to help you say no to your boss and look influential while doing it.

🔑 Framework #2: Saying no to a coworker

Nothing messes up a day like a last-minute zoom invite. Sometimes, these calls are important. Most of the time, they’re not.

I’m sharing a 3-part framework customized for your co-workers. Now you get to say no without all the guilt.

3 limiting beliefs of first-time managers

3 limiting beliefs of first-time managers

 
 
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If you’re managing a team for the first time, you might be putting unnecessary pressure on yourself.

The stress to prove your worth can show up in the form of 3 false beliefs:

💭 “Saying I don’t know might harm my credibility.”

😡 “Conflict is unhealthy for my team.”

❌ “Good managers don’t make mistakes.”

Today’s podcast will show you how to manage these limiting behaviors.

If you’ve overcome these beliefs, please share this podcast with a new manager, they’ll be grateful.

I wish someone would’ve pulled me aside in 2007 and prepared me for this journey – today, you can be that person for yourself and someone else.

Happy leading,

Ali

How to coach your employees to prioritize

How to coach your employees to prioritize

 
 
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Now more than ever, your employees need your help.

Today’s podcast will show you step by step how you can help your employees prioritize their projects and get back on track.

Step 1️⃣ Make the ask

Step 2️⃣ Give clear instructions

Step 3️⃣ Demonstrate trust

Step 4️⃣ Inform and clarify

Step 5️⃣ Align and Agree Spending 15 minutes with your employee helping them prioritize can make all the difference.

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