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Invest in your current talent to fill open roles

Invest in your current talent to fill open roles

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The skills gap requires the right leadership approach

Employers globally are struggling to fill the skills gap. To meet the unique workforce challenges of the next decade, most successful business leaders will focus on their current people instead of searching for the perfect talent.

Your team may not be at the point you need them to be, but ...

When employees can see what behaviours you value, it gives them an incentive for improving their performance.

  • Reflect on your top-performing employees. What are the basic behaviours that earned them your favour? For example, perhaps they always come pr...

Be clear about the path to success

On the first day, every employee wants to know how they fit in. If you don't establish behavioural expectations from the start, you allow new hires to develop less desirable behavioural patterns.

Instead, pair new staff up with your best employees to help them understand y...

Great teachers drive momentum by drawing attention to positive choices, giving high fives when they see improvements. This will result in students craving incremental improvements.

Leaders of high-growth teams should look for little things to recognise to give emplo...

Recognition and praise reinforce positive behaviours. Moreover, doing so publicly increase this effect. However, in a busy work week, recognition can be forgotten.

If you don't manage to share compliments with your team or forget, take 15 minutes out of each week and consid...

Proactively change poor behaviour

People will depend on you to call out poor behaviour and correct negative outcomes as a leader. That's why you shouldn't wait for poor performers to improve in their own time. Instead, you will have to change the cycle.

Proactively reach out to struggling team members and ...

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