Archive for JulieWinkleGiulioni SmartBlogs

Being a front-line supervisor can be the most gratifying and exciting of roles that anyone will ever experience. It can also be the most terrifying, overwhelming and demoralizing. This is because new supervisors generally have no idea of the “squeeze” into which they are stepping.

The front line is the firing line

Imagine a place where the most challenging of work is reserved for those who are least seasoned and least prepared.[…] Continue Reading »

Aon’s most recent “Trends in Global Employee Engagement” reprises a familiar refrain:

“Companies continue to struggle with providing growth opportunities for employees and other top engagement drivers. Career opportunities is the top engagement driver globally; however, positive perceptions surrounding this driver have fallen 3 points, to 44%”

Yet again, organizations, talent professionals and leaders have to face the hard data and hard reality that we’ve still not cracked the code on what matters most to employees: career opportunities.[…] Continue Reading »

Have you noticed the recent trend toward “pop-up” establishments? Over the holidays, I shopped in pop-up stores and ate in pop-up restaurants, and so did many other people. It’s a phenomenon in which retailers, chefs or other entrepreneurs temporarily take over a space to operate their businesses. They’re only there for one night or perhaps a whole season, and then they move on.[…] Continue Reading »

I attended a conference in Southern California last week just after the San Bernardino massacre. I couldn’t help but notice the hosts and hostesses throughout the convention center paying close attention to badges. If someone had forgotten to attach it or if it was turned around and not visible, an employee would cordially inquire, make a request to see the badge, or guide the person to the escalators that would remove them from the building.[…] Continue Reading »

A manager who doesn’t appreciate the value of something or simply doesn’t want to do it will always find an excuse not to. And, when it comes to employee development, one doesn’t have to look far for a legitimate one! Organizations unwittingly create impediments to growing people — something that’s recognized as a competitive advantage and requirement for sustainable success.[…] Continue Reading »