LinkedIn starts an interesting module called “Learning” where you can find a lot of topics about motivating and engaging employees, how to set team and employee goals, how to find and retain high potentials, about employee performance and problems with it and many others.
Courses listed below are free till 30th October!
Below you can find the most interesting links I found for you. Please share this summary before 30th October to reach all potential leaders for getting these resources for free!
An estimated 70 percent of employees are “disengaged.” They aren’t satisfied or productive, and this costs your organisation time and money. In this course, Todd Dewett walks you through the steps to building high-performing and engaged teams of motivated employees. Learn the three keys to engaging and retaining your team: strong relationships, a great work culture, and opportunities for employees to grow. Along the way, discover how to assess engagement, build trust, create intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, honor contributions by your “superstars,” and build pathways for employees to grow and stay with your company.
Employee goals should be driven by the organization’s needs—whether it’s to cut costs, drive revenue, or build skills—and keep employees motivated to succeed. Mike Figliuolo, managing director of thought LEADERS and former McKinsey consultant, helps you set employee goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Using the SMART framework, he shows you how to develop goals that are achievable and appropriate to your employees’ roles.
Along with providing guidance on how to link individual employee goals to organizational strategy, Mike walks you through the different types of goals, including bottom-up, zero-based, commit, and stretch goals. He also helps you use goals to change behaviors, build new skills among employees, and make goals actionable by using incentives and tying them to specific activities. He concludes with a comprehensive plan for setting and implementing goals, and some tips on dealing with challenges such as conflicting goals.
CEOs and HR professionals understand that the ability to attract and retain talent is a company’s key competitive advantage. In this course, leadership development consultant Katy Sharon explains the challenge of talent management and outlines strategies for finding and bringing the best and brightest employees to work for your organisation. She offers tools and techniques to help you identify “high potentials” in your organisation and position your company as an employer of choice, and provides a series of interview questions you can use in your hiring process. Katy also includes a sample high-potential career development plan and a guide for planning conversations about retention.
Make performance reviews more useful and motivating and less stressful for both you and your employees. In this course, Todd Dewett, PhD, shows managers how to conduct effective performance reviews, explaining how to set appropriate goals, gather feedback, write the formal review, and conduct effective meetings with employees. He also shows how to build performance review activities into your management style so that the review is no longer a once-yearly conversation.
Managing teams is more than just hiring and motivating hard workers. Even the best managers will encounter challenging employees who, due to poor performance or personality conflicts, are dragging down the morale and productivity of their whole team. As a manager, it’s your job to stop the damage. Todd Dewett shares a repeatable four-step model for getting difficult employees back on track. The course addresses over 15 common difficulties managers experience with employees, including workplace-tested scripts to get each employee back on track. Whether it’s a slacker, procrastinator, a gossip, or a bully, this course will help you turn poor performers into valuable team members once again.
In this course, author Todd Dewett helps you identify ways to give both positive and negative feedback to employees. Learn how to create a culture driven by meaningful feedback and deliver coaching and suggestions to help employees stretch and grow. Discover the characteristics of helpful feedback, different feedback types, structured conversations, and strategies to refocus difficult employee reactions.