Despite common entrenched beliefs, leadership skills can learned. Building familiarity with Adaptive Leadership Theory, practicing reflection, and treating one’s environment as a “case in point” laboratory full of adaptive challenges helps leaders build up the arsenal of skills needed to effectively exercise adaptive leadership in and out of one’s workplace. Heifetz et al. (2009) puts […]
Help! We Have No Budget for Raises!
The challenging economy has had a negative impact on many businesses. Decreased cash flow is one of the most common complaints. Less cash means tighter budgets. One of the first line items companies slash are employee raises. “Freezing” salaries comes with its own set of consequences – and employee dissatisfaction tops the list. What can you do as an employer to not only retain your valuable employees, but also keep them content? Get creative.