This week, we learn about the dangers of a “feedback vacuum,” explore how to boost your team’s performance, pick up three tips for boosting employee engagement, and dive into Gallup’s leadership rule book.

This week’s growth quote:

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” 

–Franklin D. Roosevelt

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3 Strategies You Need to Know to Maximize Workforce Performance

HR Technologist

The secret of success is hiding in plain sight: It’s people, and the numbers bear this out. Companies with higher engagement also have 21 percent higher profits. According to HR expert Tim Bridges, the path to engagement includes: Learning from the past but focusing on the future, helping managers become better coaches, and making sure employees continue learning. 

The Assumptions Employees Make When They Don’t Get Feedback

HBR

If you leave a feedback vacuum, employees fill it with worry. Read about why the absence of feedback makes employees doubt their value and creates a baseline of mediocrity. If your managers are reluctant to give feedback, this article will change their mind. 

3 Leadership Rules That Separate the ‘Good’ From the ‘Best’

Gallup

Managers are the engine of the workplace. They connect the C-Suite to employees, translate the company’s vision into tangible steps, and rally staff behind a goal. But what’s the secret to an effective manager? Gallup is sharing their rulebook, literally. Take a look.  

4 Impactful Actions Leaders Can Start Doing Today To Improve Employee Engagement And Company Culture

Forbes

Employee engagement starts at the top. If you can’t answer the five questions in this article, the chances are that you aren’t engaging with your team enough. Learn how to become a better leader by giving praise where praise is due, clarifying at every opportunity, and asking for feedback from your direct reports (trust us, you can handle it.)

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Language Barriers, Paternity Policies, and Five Steps to Productivity

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