Tag: kim turnage

Avoiding Distractions for Telecommuters
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Avoiding Distractions for Telecommuters

If you’re like the vast majority of workers — 70% based on a survey by IWG — you work from somewhere other than your company’s office at least one day a week. Other research  from Stanford suggests telecommuting boosts productivity while reducing both turnover and costs for organizations.  But working from home (or your local...

Make a Difference: Invest in Your Own Growth
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Make a Difference: Invest in Your Own Growth

At the beginning of a fresh, new year, there may be no better advice to managers and leaders than this: Invest in Your Own Growth Other people have likely invested in your personal and professional development. You have reaped the benefits of their teaching, training, coaching, advising and mentorship. But as your career progresses and...

Make a Difference: Navigate Change by Taking Action on People Issues
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Make a Difference: Navigate Change by Taking Action on People Issues

The only constant in business is change. On the Managing to Make a Difference podcast, we’ve been talking about how managers can make a difference in the face of organizational change, and our latest podcast might be the single topic that makes people most uncomfortable – taking action on people issues.

Feeling Bored at Work? Use It to Stimulate Growth.
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Feeling Bored at Work? Use It to Stimulate Growth.

Are you in a situation like this? Your work was exciting when you started this job, but the shine has worn off over time. You’re bored. It’s a good paying job with a good company. You like your manager and the people with whom you work. But that doesn’t make the work any less boring....

Make a Difference: Year in Review
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Make a Difference: Year in Review

Join us on this week’s podcast as we look back at key takeaways on the priorities and strategies of managers who make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they lead. Cultivate Positive Relationships Relationships are the foundation for everything managers do, and individualized relationships are the key to managing to make a...

How to Close the Back Door on Technology Turnover
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How to Close the Back Door on Technology Turnover

Technology recruiting is some of the most challenging work in the recruiting industry. A lot of technology candidates won’t even reply to an email or take a phone call from someone they don’t know personally. With unemployment hitting historically low rates, this challenge will only grow. Getting good technology talent in the front door is...

Make a Difference: Give the Gift of Self-Actualization
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Make a Difference: Give the Gift of Self-Actualization

As the holiday season approaches, managers begin thinking about gifts they can give to the people on their team. Here’s an idea for a gift that will literally and meaningfully change people’s lives. And it won’t cost a dime. Help people self-actualize. You won’t spend any money for this gift. But it will likely require...

Make a Difference: Speak Positively About People
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Make a Difference: Speak Positively About People

This piece of advice is offered by mothers everywhere: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. How well do we take that advice – especially at work? In this last podcast on Shaping Your Culture, we explore what managers can do to discourage hearsay, gossip, rumors and speaking negatively about people...

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