Looking Back: The Top 10 Refresh Leadership Articles From 2014

Looking Back: The Top 10 Refresh Leadership Articles From 2014

We’re coming in to the final few weeks of 2014, and what a great year it has been! Are you on track to meet your goals? Are you prepared to start 2015 off with a bang? December is a great month for reflecting on all that has been accomplished over the course of the year and to brace ourselves for the new year that’s quickly approaching.

In the spirit of looking back—check out some of the top Refresh Leadership articles from 2014!

4 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Employees’ Productivity – Whether you realize it or not, your actions are one of the key factors driving workforce engagement and it’s important to understand how they may affect your people.

The Results Are In: Most Common Reasons for Terminating an Employee – We asked our readers about their most common reasons for terminating an employee. Nearly 1,200 respondents weighed in, and the results were overwhelmingly conclusive.

Fight or Flight: Dealing with Stress in the Workplace – One of the most common feelings affecting a majority of humans every day is stress—more importantly, workplace stress.

7 Predictions for 2014 – In January, Bob Funk, Chairman and CEO of Express Employment Professionals, released seven predictions for 2014 related to jobs and the economy—and for the most part, he was right on.

Is Your Company Culture Affecting Your Employee Engagement? – Maintaining a highly productive and innovative team is imperative to the success of your business. And, the most effective team is one that is fully engaged in the organization’s overall goals.

Sunny Side Up: How Optimism Can Be a Driver of Success – We’ve all known people who have an eternally positive outlook on life. It’s a refreshing quality and one that often inspires others to rethink their own perceptions of challenges they may be facing.

5 Quick Tips for Remembering Names – Forgetting names is a common occurrence, and one that can create awkward or embarrassing interactions the next time you pass the forgotten person in the hall, during meetings, or at social functions.

The Results Are In: Your Biggest Triggers of Workplace Stress – We asked our readers about their biggest triggers of workplace stress, and with nearly 2,100 votes, the results showed a few interesting trends.

Employee Retention: Reining in the Job-Hopper – Retention of top talent is a key factor in building a successful business, and the cost associated with replacing an outgoing employee can be significant.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Confronted With Ethical Issues – From the workplace to our personal lives, for most of us the right decision feels more or less automatic. However, there are times when ethical dilemmas are more abstract and the right course of action is less apparent.

Did you have a favorite Refresh Leadership post from 2014 that wasn’t mentioned? Was there an article from another source that made an impact on how you define great leadership? Share in the comments section below.

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