Choosing a Keynote Speaker Can Be Tough. Here’s Your Roadmap.

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 11, 2019

As you plan your next seminar, workshop, conference, or professional event, one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make is who you enlist as your keynote speaker.

Your keynote speaker is ultimately the person who’s tasked with sending your participants home with something meaningful and actionable—in short, something that makes their time at the event truly valuable.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanChoosing a Keynote Speaker Can Be Tough. Here’s Your Roadmap.

Transformational Leaders Make More Productive Teams. Here’s How.

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 8, 2019

Navigating the relationship between leadership and productivity can be tricky sometimes. On the one hand, great leaders can’t make their people more productive—and attempting to do so can often backfire. At the same time, real leadership should manifest in a team that’s more engaged, more proactive, more creative—in short, more eager to get stuff done!… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTransformational Leaders Make More Productive Teams. Here’s How.

Team Leaders Drive Engagement – and Here’s the Proof

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 1, 2019

ADP, one of the world’s top human resources software companies, recently conducted an employee engagement survey. The results are, to put it bluntly, pretty grim. But there is also some valuable insight to be gleaned from them.

 

According to ADP, only about 16 percent of all employees say they are “fully engaged” in the workplace.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTeam Leaders Drive Engagement – and Here’s the Proof

5 Things to Ask When Choosing Your Next Keynote Speaker

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 27, 2019

I freely admit that I’m biased here, but I truly believe that, as you plan your next conference or professional event, choosing the right keynote speaker is key.

 

Just ask yourself this: Whenever you’re considering attendance at a conference or seminar, don’t you take a few minutes to find out who’s speaking?… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman5 Things to Ask When Choosing Your Next Keynote Speaker

5 Reasons to Care About Employee Engagement

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 20, 2019

What’s your company’s most valuable asset? It’s not a trick question. Your most valuable asset is your team. Simply put, any success you have is ultimately going to come down to the efforts and outcomes of your employees. So, it makes sense—it’s an important investment, you might say—to keep those employees feeling purposeful, happy, and appreciated.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman5 Reasons to Care About Employee Engagement

3 Myths That Can Wreck Your Hiring Process

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 17, 2019

There’s a lot of received wisdom about the hiring process—a litany of “best practices” we’re all supposed to follow.

 

The thing is, that received wisdom isn’t always so wise. And the best practices? They’re not always very good.

 

You’ve got to be judicious, and to get the ball rolling, I want to highlight three common hiring myths that I believe do more harm than good.… Read more...

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How to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 13, 2019

Recently, someone told me something that was truly shocking. I was speaking with an HR professional, and she mentioned that, over the course of an average workday, most of us only have about three hours of truly productive time. And yet, we’re at the office for a full eight hours or more.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers