Author: aggiealvarez

Diving Deep into Mental Toughness: Part 2

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In this 3-part series, we’re doing a deeper dive into the 6 personality traits that make up mental toughness. Mental toughness is a psychological construct — each of the six traits are individual components of a larger whole — so it’s important to remember not to make assumptions about singular personality traits. However, we will… Read more »

40 Phrases to Include in Any Performance Conversation

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Performance reviews require preparation and careful consideration. Conversations should be free-flowing, but they should also serve a purpose, and ultimately, they need to convey the proper message and extract the necessary information to make for a more productive and fruitful review. These meetings can be delicate and uncomfortable, so to set the tone and steer… Read more »

How to Build Self-Management In Your Employees: Part 2

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We’ve been cataloging the 6 critical skills needed to build self-management in your employees. A self-managed employee is one who is motivated, high-performing, and frequently more engaged and dedicated to their work. Self-management isn’t a single skill, but rather a set of skills that can be coached and implemented through both professional coaching and development… Read more »

3 Tips to Inspire and Motivate Employees During Performance Reviews

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Annual performance reviews are difficult for all involved. For the employee, they’re scrambling to remember what their goals were for the year and if they were able to meet those goals. For the manager, they’re trying to sum up a year’s worth of work and feedback into one review. There’s a lot to cover, and… Read more »

Maximize Your Organizational Goals with Success Metrics

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Coaching is a powerful tool in talent development. It helps build high-performing individuals with a strong grasp on their role, responsibilities, and growth opportunities, and it also helps accelerate leadership development. But even if you have a strong coaching program, how do you know if your efforts are successful? By taking a closer look at… Read more »

Professional Development: Goals to Turn Better Managers into Great Leaders

Professional Development- Goals to Turn Better Managers into Great Leaders

Employees depend on their supervisors to create a better work culture, motivate them, and coach them throughout their roles. As such, being an effective manager requires more than just managing tasks — it requires leadership. Professional development and goal-setting play a significant role in developing a manager’s goals. Managers already spend a great deal of… Read more »

How to Write Impactful Job Descriptions

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64% of applicants wouldn’t respond to a job posting with a poorly written or confusing job title. And 60% find jargon to be annoying. Writing effective job descriptions is a challenging task, but it has a major impact on the quality of applicants your business receives. Small businesses can be especially susceptible to poorly written… Read more »

A New 3-Part Series: How to Build Self-Management In Your Employees

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In a previous blog post, we described how self-management is a critical skill for high-performing individuals who are engaged and motivated. If this isn’t happening naturally, how do you achieve this? A good way to steer this type of performance begins with proper coaching. Coaching through real-time conversations versus scheduled annual performance reviews helps create… Read more »

Diving Deep into Mental Toughness: Part 1

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In this 3-part series, we’re doing a deeper dive into the 6 personality traits that make up mental toughness. Mental toughness is a psychological construct — each of the six traits are individual components of a larger whole — so it’s important to remember not to make assumptions about singular personality traits. However, we will… Read more »

How to Create a Long-Term Success Plan For Your New Hires

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A new season of hiring means welcoming lots of new members to the team. Change can be challenging, so it’s important to focus on creating a long-term plan for your new hire’s success within your organization. This helps build an employee development framework for both you and the individual so they can make a smooth… Read more »