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Forbes Welcome. 17 Inspiring Quotes for HR Leaders. ‘Tis the season to get inspired.

17 Inspiring Quotes for HR Leaders

As 2016 comes to a close and the New Year is upon us, now is the perfect time to press the reset button, set new goals, and get excited for what’s on the horizon. Working in HR means being a leader by way of cultivating leadership in the workplace. Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem. Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping.

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of new technologies, and the board and his leadership team were aligned around it. Paul and his team had already reorganized the structure — new divisions, revised roles, redesigned processes — to support their strategy. So what was Paul worrying about? The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis. Story Highlights Employee engagement has barely budged in yearsMeasuring engagement isn't sufficient to improve itFive proven strategies can improve employee engagement The world has an employee engagement crisis, with serious and potentially lasting repercussions for the global economy.

The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis

Though companies and leaders worldwide recognize the advantages of engaging employees -- and many have instituted surveys to measure engagement -- employee engagement has barely budged in well over a decade. Gallup has been tracking employee engagement in the U.S. since 2000. Though there have been some slight ebbs and flows, less than one-third of U.S. employees have been engaged in their jobs and workplaces during these 15 years. Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite) 7 Mistakes Managers Make When Giving Annual Performance Reviews. It’s no secret that annual performance reviews are not eagerly anticipated by managers or employees.

7 Mistakes Managers Make When Giving Annual Performance Reviews

For managers, it’s a ton of work to prepare, and for employees, it’s very nerve-racking. I was so anxious about my first annual performance review that I actually contemplated calling in sick. Looking at things with retrospective glasses isn’t always fun, however, it’s crucial to our growth because tackling and understanding our mistakes is what breeds momentum. How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t. Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring.

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it possible to motivate yourself? What the Experts Say The good news is that while your boss has a lot of influence over how engaged you are at work, you can put yourself in the driver’s seat.