Admit it: You have nothing to do this weekend anyway. So inject some fun into your life by reading these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of April 21.
1. 7 Ways to Boost Leadership EQ: Focusing on just a few leadership behaviors can have a significant effect on performance, writes Casey Mulqueen, director of research and product development for The TRACOM Group, a social intelligence training and assessment company.
2. How to Keep Gen Y Tuned In: Ask a Gen Y blogger Ladan Nikravan interviews Keith Kitani, CEO of GuideSpark, which develops videos to explain benefits and HR issues to clients’ employees, in her latest installment.
3. Avoid These 10 Pitfalls of Virtual Classrooms: Just because virtual classroom training offers numerous benefits doesn’t mean those benefits are automatic, writes Tacy M. Byham and Annamarie Lang.
4. Emotional Intelligence: The Real Performance Indicator: Employers need to begin with an emotional assessment when hiring, writes editor Mary Camille Izlar.
5. Kevin Bruny: Man of the People: For Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer for Chesterfield County, Va., developing the county’s 4,400 employees helps the community’s citizens enjoy a better quality of life. Freelance journalist Katie Kuehner-Hebert has this issue’s profile.
On Another Note …
A lot of Americans don’t trust their employers.
That’s according to a survey about work and well-being released this week by the American Psychological Association profiled in The Wall Street Journal.
According to the Journal article, only about half of U.S. workers feel their employers are open and upfront with them. What’s more, one-quarter of Americans surveyed said they simply don’t trust the companies they work for.
Read more here.
Also, why great leaders aren’t afraid to show anger, via Business Insider. Read here.