change agent

Two Characteristics of a Successful Change Agent

In today’s workplace, being a change agent is crucial or soon your organization will become a fossilized relic. Merely staying the course is not enough. Change is only going to get faster as time progresses. Don’t believe me? Look at your job description. I bet if it’s over one year old it’s outdated. You will have to reinvent yourself several times over the next five years…. Read More»

employee engagement

5 Employee Engagement Pitfalls Senior Leadership Should Avoid

Levels of employee engagement across the nation, and even across the world, are dangerously low. According to Gallup, only 13 percent of employees worldwide feel engaged at work. That translates to about one in eight workers. It goes without saying that having 87 percent of your workforce feeling despondent and detached from their work is conducive to neither a happy nor a productive work environment…. Read More»

personal growth

The Importance of Promoting Personal Growth in Your Employees

Some leaders believe that helping employees achieve professional growth will simultaneously help them grow in their personal lives as well. In reality, however, this is a misconception that will send the wrong message to a staff. While professional growth and personal growth are both equally crucial to encourage; it’s important to draw a clear distinction between the two. Professional growth opportunities help employees excel at their jobs, while personal growth opportunities help employees find more balance and fulfillment in their everyday lives…. Read More»

workplace optimism

Five Overlooked Ways to Purposefully Create Workplace Optimism

If you want to achieve greater business results, and help people feel more fulfilled and happy with their work, you need to intentionally create workplace optimism. Not the warm-and-fuzzy, puppies-butterflies-and-rainbows kind of optimism, but the kind with a real impact on your bottom line. The kind that increases productivity and profits–and leads to higher retention […] Read moreRead More»

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