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5 Clever Ways to Get Turnover Under Control

Anyone looking to stop the “corporate death spiral” and get turnover under control? Here are 5 tips to turnaround your turnover issues.

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Turnover Costs: 8 Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover You May Have Missed

Turnover costs a lot. But have you really considered how expensive? Voluntary turnover is projected to be 20% this year. And it will directly cost employers over $11 billion. Here’s 8 hidden costs you may have not considered.

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5 Research-Backed Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Here’s 5 Research-Backed Steps to Increase OCBs for Your Team. One: Focus On Progress, Not Engagement. Have you ever struggled with meditation? You sit and tell your brain to be calm, but instead your “monkey-mind” goes into overdrive thinking about… well, everything but being calm.

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The Only True Measure of Employee Engagement

Sometimes the most unhappy employees are the most engaged. Don’t believe me? I’ve got a quick story that might change your mind. I know this may come as a surprise to many of you, but I haven’t always been the picture of health and wellness that I am today.

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How to Upgrade Your Self-Control as a Leader: 3 Research-Backed Steps

How well do you exercise self-control? It’s a challenge for most leaders. This article provides 3 research-backed tips for increasing your self-control as a leader.

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Change in the Workplace: 5 Tips for Leaders

How should leaders deal with “always on” change in the workplace? We often talk about change at work as if people universally resist it. Change is something people resist. Except when they don’t…

Phil Teaches 4 Execution Habits at Leadership Event

Last week, Phil delivered a keynote for the Arbuckle Area SHRM chapter and the Southern Oklahoma Leadership Luncheon. The topic? Follow up and follow through. "The real place where the rubber meets the road as a leader is, do I actually do what I say that I'm going to...

Strategy Execution: What You’re Not Thinking About

Can your kid’s X-Box teach you strategy execution? I got to spend some quality time with my kid and her X-Box this weekend while we survived the second straight week of major winter weather events that weren’t. Her favorite game is Forza, a car racing game that is amazingly accurate…

Proud Day at Approachable Leadership

I received a great gift last week. My former intern Cameron Brown had a bound copy of his dissertation on leader approachability delivered to my office. I am proudly displaying it on my shelf next to a couple of other…

New Year, Same Resolutions: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

The New Year showed up again. If your office is anything like mine, that means a lot of talk about resolutions and a “better me.” Personally, I love this time of year. I love it because it encourages people to reexamine

Approachability Playbook Released on Amazon: Bonus Offers

Most of you know I love music. I was listening to a favorite Spotify playlist when I started this post. In the nick of time a classic song inspired the subject line. (Recognize the lyric? Scroll to the bottom to see if you’re right!)…

Why You Should Use the “F-Word” with Your Team

You should use the F-word with your team a LOT more than you do. Do you use the F-word with your team? I sure do. The F-word gets people’s attention. When you drop an F-bomb your teammates will sit up and listen…

Developing Leaders Through Training

Developing leaders is a crucial component to any thriving business. But there are two things that keep a lot of organizations from properly developing leaders. Those two things are time and investment…

Generational Stereotypes Are BS – Here’s What to Do Instead

Generational stereotypes are bad for business.

Seems like our culture has become obsessed with generational stereotypes. New articles come out day after day. And they purport to have uncovered some great new insight into how to deal with the millennials creeping into our offices. Here’s my insight.

Most of it’s bullshit.

People are just people. And we all want the same things. We want to be engaged. And to be challenged. We want to be respected. To be compensated. And to be valued.

Change Leadership: What You Need to Know From the Get-Go

Change Leadership is a hard job. And it’s never ending.

This is because change is a routine part of life – a blessing and a curse. American journalist, Sydney Harris put it this way:

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”

Humans are made for change, but we can also be overwhelmed by it. Especially the speed of change. It’s important that, as leaders and people, we understand the human nature of resistance to change. And how that resistance burns up both physical and emotional energy.

The Coaching Habit: Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

If you haven’t stumbled across The Coaching Habit yet, now’s the time.

The Coaching Habit is sneaky-sophisticated. And better yet, easy to read. Being such a fan of the book, I was so grateful when the author, Michael Bungay Stanier, agreed to take a few minutes to give us some insight.

Here’s our conversation.

Phil: What inspired you to write The Coaching Habit?

Michael: My company earns its way by teaching busy managers how to coach in 10 minutes or less. The book grew out of lessons taught and lessons learned. And behind all of that was my desire to make coaching…or better said, being more coach-like…something that everyone feels they can do.

Phil: What do you think are the top 3 takeaways leaders will get from your book…

Staff Appreciation: The Hidden Key to Solve Resistance to Change

What does staff appreciation have to do with managing change?

Everything.

ATD’s Change Again? article gives some hard-to-ignore reasons for why you want to focus on staff appreciation when managing change.

“When staff feel appreciated, resistance diminishes.”

Remember the three reasons people resist change.

They don’t get it (an information gap);
They don’t like it (an emotional reaction); or
They don’t like you (a relational trust issue).
Think about how staff appreciation impacts each of these three areas.

When a person doesn’t feel appreciated, it’s safe to assume that there’s a lot of noise going on in his head. Most of the time he’s just talking to himself. Why does he stay? Is there some place else he could be? Somewhere he could get more recognition? Do something different? Maybe make more money? Meanwhile, he’s trying to find the headspace to actually get his work done. Then you throw a new change effort on top of that.

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What Others Say About Approachable Leadership

Here is what others have to say about recent Approachable Leadership Keynotes and Workshops.

Great Interactive Session, New Techniques

"I recently attended the Approachable Leadership Session with Phil Wilson at the CUE Conference in Denver. It was a great session. I loved the interactive sessions, they really help you learn some new techniques. Phil does a great job involving the participants and keeping everything moving at a great pace. I am so enthralled with this training that I brought Phil to our location to put my troops thru the paces for approachable leadership!"
Laurie Galmeyer, Director of Human Resources, ETFN

Masterful Approach Captured Audience

“Phil is masterful in his approach and paints a compelling vision. He has the ability to capture an audience’s attention and take them on a journey through images and anecdotes. Whether you have 1 or 100 supervisors in your organization, I would recommend Phil Wilson’s “Approachable Leadership” session. And learning how to live longer and make more money wasn’t so bad either.” 
W. Alex Koch, Manager of Positive Associate Relations, TJX

Demystifies Leadership, Use Lessons Every Day

“Your workshop  demystified what connecting with another human being – whether an employee, client, or spouse – can be like.  I’ve used his 3-question strategy every day, both in my personal and professional relationships, to become a better coach, sister, and friend.”

Lori Broyles, Business and Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

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