Several themes emerge when you look over the top guest posts of 2014. Whether it be deepening your understanding of Millennials and what this much-talked about generation is changing in the workplace, or a need for some positivity. What delights us, and apparently you, too, is a focus on human-centered business practices. When you look […] Read more… Read More»
There is an old management adage that comes up from time to time. And when it does, it is stated with nods, winks, and knowingness. It goes something like this, “Don’t come to me with your complaints. If you are going to complain, bring the solution —then I will pay attention.”
For the record, each time I hear ANY variation of this, I want to throw up…. Read More»
What does it mean to unleash employee passion? To start, it doesn’t mean letting employees run amuck and do whatever they want. It does mean, however, spending time learning about what your employees’ aspirations are. It means spending time deepening the relationship with employees. It means paying attention to the work environment and doing what you can to remove blocks to passion…. Read More»
For those who want to be speechless and inspired by work, then something must be done today. The place to start is charting a course to create joy at work. Why joy? Joy is an outcome of doing something that makes you happy. Joy is contagious. It has a force of energy that moves people forward with optimism. We believe joy at work means what you’re doing is meaningful, and if we add up each meaningful day at work, that equals a meaningful life. … Read More»
We’re not lacking in people skills. We’re lacking in the understanding of what really makes individuals tick.
The knowledge of our human minds is increasing everyday, by leaps and bounds. We can use this knowledge to adapt our own leadership behaviors.
We can learn to fuel employee performance, lead effective change, drive increased job satisfaction and become the influential leaders we all strive to be…. Read More»
Precious gems that leave staff feeling valued, also make work a fun a place to be. Few can afford priceless gifts for everybody at work, yet everybody can ring in holidays at work with lasting takeaways in bright packages. To create holiday extras that others will find festive—yet you can afford—consider the brainy benefits within […] Read more… Read More»
With the advancement of technology, with the new demographics (GenYers for example who are slowly taking over the organization) the meaning of Work has changed – and with it ‘Employment Engagement’ as it is so narrowly measured today has ceased to be valid. … Read More»
CEOs define success in terms of revenue and money. Knowing that, VPs focus on numbers and justifying decisions. Managers worry about costs while trying to make sure the team is strong enough to accomplish goals. Supervisors want to make sure the team performs well, and so on.
The typical top-down recognition needs to change, and in its place should be a more timely, peer-to-peer recognition program…. Read More»
Trust is the foundation on which most (admittedly, not all) relationships are built and maintained.
In business, a wide range of research validates that trust is also a powerful driver for competitive advantage and for most organizational success measures. However, before you rally the troops to form a circle of trust, a warning in this post to get clear on the Paradox of Pursuing Trust, because without an understanding of this fragile paradox, you may just receive the reverse of that which you intend…. Read More»
It has become the most overused leadership cliché of the past decade or so. Mind you, I am in favor of not being inauthentic. But you and I can authentically be many things. Which authentic self will you bring?… Read More»