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Research shows: Huge ROI on “back-to-fundamentals” leadership training

From Bruce

Happy May!!

As our Generational Shift research continues, we have been inundated with requests from our clients for insights and best practices when it comes to recruiting, motivating, and retaining Millennials. We’ve also been inundated by media requests – see all the articles and interviews from April below. And check out the new revised updated edition of Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials and my most recent book Bridging the Soft Skills Gap.

Meanwhile, our ongoing Back-to-Fundamentals Leadership research shows that the undermanagement epidemic continues to hide in plain sight in organizations of all shapes and sizes and the costs are huge! The good news is that the research also shows clearly that “back-to-fundamentals leadership” really works: When leaders/managers get trained in high-structure high-substance coaching-style management, the return on investment is huge. Keep your eyes peeled for our soon to be released updates on this research. And of course you can always check out my books on the back-to-fundamentals approach – It’s Okay to Be the Boss and The 27 Challenges Managers Face.

Have a very strong May!!

Bruce

PS – Please check out my new Huffington Post series, “The Wisdom of Strong Leaders.” The latest piece is a profile on Janet Altman, Marketing Partner for Kaufman Rossin.

IN THE NEWS

Check out the links below of interviews and articles featuring our work in April. As usual, most are very “how to” oriented pieces with tips and tools and techniques. I hope you find some useful takeaways!

Smart Business
How to Conduct the Ideal Exit Interview for Millennials
Turnover among Millennials is high – helping them leave on good terms is key.
May 3, 2016

HR Studio Podcast
Ep. 4 – The Needle in the Haystack and the Couch, with Bruce Tulgan (Audio)
How “accidents of history” shape generations, tips for managing the new young workforce, and more!
May 2, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
Improve the Performance of Your Millennial Employees Without Breaking Their Hearts
You don’t have to soft-pedal your honest feedback with Millennials – it is possible to improve their performance without sugarcoating it!
April 30, 2016

Accounting Today
How to Retain Millennials
Leaders and managers are very worried about high levels of turnover among Millennials, and they are right to be. How can you take control of it?
April 28, 2016

Elearning! Magazine
Bridging the Soft Skills Gap
What is the soft skills gap? Why is it occurring? And why does it matter?
April 22, 2016

Associations Now
Wednesday Buzz: Other Good Reads
From Associations Now, featuring The Leadership Wisdom of Janet Kyle Altman as a recommended “good read!”
April 20, 2016

Huffington Post
The Leadership Wisdom of Janet Kyle Altman
The latest installment in the Wisdom of Strong Leaders series, featuring Kaufman Rossin Markting Partner Janet K. Altman.
April 19, 2016

New Planner Recruiting
Bridging the Soft Skills Gap, Part II
8 steps to successfully bridging the soft skills gap in your organization.
April 19, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
Values vs. Behavior – Getting Millennials to Be Good Workplace Citizens
Trying to change a Millennial’s personal values will never work. But changing their behavior at work is possible!
April 15, 2016

Leadership & Management Books
Management Challenge: Performance Management and the never-ending dirve for continuous improvement
As a manager, learn how to foster a spirit of never-ending improvement on your team.
April 15, 2016

Chief Learning Officer
How to Bridge the Soft Skills Gap
There are three reasons employees avoid building their soft skills. You can help change that.
April 13, 2016

HR Magazine
HR’s Hard Challenge: When Employees Lack Soft Skills
As fewer employees walk in the door with soft skills, it is up to HR to bridge the gap.
April 12, 2016

Loss Prevention Magazine
The Great Generational Shift: How the Post-Boomer Workforce Will Affect the Nature of Loss Prevention Employment
The generational shift is affecting the way employees of all generations view the workplace.
April 11, 2016

Training Magazine
The Human Element in Bridging the Soft Skills Gap
The most important factor in bridging the soft skills gap is YOU!
April 11, 2016

ATD
Do Employers Need to Teach Young Employees Basic Know-How?
Managers often ask me – is it REALLY their responsibility to teach young employees soft skills?
April 8, 2016

Gigaom
In Loco Parentis Management
Millennials suffer from overparenting – but you can adjust your management style to combat this problem!
April 6, 2016

CHART
What Does the Generational Shift Mean for Employers?
How business attract, recruit, and retain top talent is changing. Some tips on how to adjust to this generational shift.
April 5, 2016

Inc. Magazine
5 Leadership Authors You Must Follow in 2016
5 of Inc.’s favorite leadership authors – including Bruce!
April 5, 2016

Law Office Manager
Managing the Gen X/Y Employee
How are Gen X and Y different in terms of values and work styles? And what is the best way to manage each?
April 5, 2016

BIC Alliance Magazine
Powerful Forces of History: Workforce 2020
Part 2 in BIC Alliance – What historical trends are influencing the shift in the workplace?
April 4, 2016

The Jakarta Post
Generation Z: The up and coming workforce
Who is Generation Z, and how can you prepare for them in the workplace?
April 4, 2016

Huffington Post – Wisdom of Strong Leaders Series
The Leadership Wisdom of Doug Hoffman
The latest installment of leadership wisdom, from WILCO Farm Stores CEO, Doug Hoffman.
April 1, 2016

ATD
The Millennials Are Coming
Whether employers are ready or not, there are significant changes coming to the workplace that will challenge the status quo.
April 1, 2016

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