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Your Most Engaged Employees Are Outnumbered

Your Most Engaged Employees Are Outnumbered

You may have heard the statistic that over half of the working U.S. population is not engaged at work. You probably know who those unengaged workers are in your company. Do you know what to do about them?

The percent of engaged employees rose from 2013 to 2014 (see chart below) to its highest level since 2000 when Gallup first began measuring employee engagement. However, 31.5 percent is less than one third of your employees who are passionate about their work and committed to your company’s mission and purpose.

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Administrative Professionals as Leaders

Administrative Professionals as Leaders

In today’s workplace, managers expect admins to possess many skills beyond computer savvy, a knack for organization, and good teamwork.  Among those skills are sound leadership abilities.  You might ask, “What do I need to do to be considered a leader?” Read More

Leading Effective Meetings : Avoiding déjà vu

Leading Effective Meetings : Avoiding déjà vu

Have you ever experienced déjà vu in a group meeting? It feels something like this: “jeez, didn’t we discuss this last time?” or, “how much longer are we going to beat a dead horse?” We’ve all been in them, and we all dread them – meetings that go on and on. You spend months – years – discussing the same topic. Meetings can be great for getting work done, but too often they’re a time suck. Even a good meeting can turn into a forum for complaints or analysis paralysis as attendees get decision fatigue. But the good news is that meetings don’t have to be that way.

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CCWA Success Leads to National Appointment

CCWA Success Leads to National Appointment

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International continuing education organization selects McGinty for training council position

Richmond, VA – Based on the impact of its training programs in the Greater Richmond region, the Learning Resources Network (LERN) has selected Mac McGinty, Vice President of Workforce Development at the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) to serve on the LERN Contract Training Council. LERN is an association of continuing education leaders that develop national best practices and deliver customized training programs with the goal to improve the effectiveness of the workforce and create a return on investment to employers who work with the nation’s community colleges.

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Keep your rising stars at the top of their game

Keep your rising stars at the top of their game

You have just promoted some of your best frontline employees to leadership positions. How likely are they to succeed in their new roles? What would you do if you knew that 80 percent of frontline leaders fail?

It’s a startling statistic, but more often than not, good employees are promoted into manager roles without receiving any leadership training. The second annual “American Workforce” study calls managers “America’s most neglected employee” when it comes to training and development.

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