14 Ways To Guide Your B And C Players Toward ‘A’ Status

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Most businesses strive to build a team of “A players” – those top-performing employees with strong practical skills, exemplary work ethic and the drive to learn, grow and succeed within the company. The reality, however, is that some team members will inevitably fall into the B- or C-player category. They may have the basic knowledge to do their jobs, but they aren’t quite …

Six Smart Ways You Can Use Big Data To Strengthen Your Leadership

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Big data is used by companies around the world to inform and improve countless business processes, from customer service to marketing campaigns. But the ability to collect and analyze vast amounts of information isn’t just useful for external operations; it can help you strengthen your business internally, too. One often-overlooked application of big data is leadership improvement. By looking at …

Practice What You Preach: How Any Organization Can Truly Embrace Diversity

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

With as many as 41% of businesses saying they don’t have time to include diversity in their workplace, the need for inclusivity seems greater than ever. Many organizations claim to have a handle on diversity from within, but there is much more work that can be done to make all their employees feel like a part of a team. There’s a …

14 Creative Ways To Drive Organic Traffic To Your Coaching Website

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Like any other business owner, professional coaches need to market themselves online to reach new clients. This includes having a clean, polished website that offers a clear message about who you are and what you do. Of course, creating and hosting a great website won’t do you a lot of good if nobody visits it. To draw your audience in, …

Eight Times You Should Be Putting Down The Device And Communicating In Person

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Technology has made communication a lot easier, but sometimes we rely on it too much. Yes, it often helps us save time and get messages across faster. But sometimes a message sent in haste can do more harm than good. There are times when communicating in person might be the better option. So, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council for help …

16 Ways To Change Your Negative Outlook On Feedback

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

It’s not easy accepting feedback from another person. It can sometimes lead to negative feelings which makes people want to avoid it altogether. After all, no one likes being told that they aren’t right about something or that they’ve made a mistake. However, feedback is important to help us grow and become better people. We asked members of the Forbes Coaches …

15 Questions To Ask Employees If You Want Them To Be More Engaged

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Measuring engagement at work is quite difficult. It’s not like managers can read employees minds, so the best way to find out how to engage employees is to ask. But what is the most effective question to ask to get a useful answer? We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council what question should they ask their team members to gain insight …

Tight Budget? 13 Affordable Ways To Reward Your Team For Their Hard Work

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

If you want to keep your top employees, a little appreciation can go a long way. Employees who feel that their efforts are valued and recognized tend to be more loyal, and in today’s competitive job market, you can’t afford not to invest in employee recognition. But what if you don’t have the spare cash to offer a raise or a …

The Best Ways To Offer Feedback To A Higher-Up

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Tackling disputes in a work environment can be a tricky thing. Many of us are familiar with how we’d want to receive feedback but are less aware of how we should be giving feedback. This is especially important when an employee needs to talk to management about a problem. We asked members of Forbes Coaches Council how to better open up conversations about tricky …

How To Encourage Employees To Be Proactive About Workplace Grievances

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

In order to keep your employees clipping along, you need to get to the root of their lack of engagement. According to a report by Gallup, 51% of employees are not engaged at work. So, how can you flip the switch for workers that have checked out? Allowing your staff to openly communicate when they are unhappy or have a …