Optimism’s Role in Employee Motivation

Let me clear that workplace optimism isn’t about observing the proverbial glass as half-full. It’s also not about taking a Pollyannaish viewpoint that denies reality. What Workplace Optimism Is Optimism at work is a belief employees hold, including managers, that it’s possible to do good work while at work. Furthermore, employees are inspired by the […] Read moreRead More»

Management Legacy Hack: How Are You Remembered As a Manager?

There’s a lot of talk recently about how bad management costs our economy $360 billion annually. We always hear about how jerks are bad for business. Yet, I’ve never once seen a “bad boss rehabilitation program”. Why? Because bad bosses don’t have time for further education (they have poor time management skills), they don’t have […] Read moreRead More»

Engagement Encouraged at All Levels Ensures a Thriving Company

I’m all for making 21st century business progressive, innovative and a significant step from the draconian approach that has plagued the world for the past hundred years or so. This evolution needs to be thorough, but it still has to remain practical. No matter how flat your organization is there will always be a vertical […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Engagement: Central to Your Company’s Success or Failure

Recently I caught up with Switch and Shift Leaguer William Powell, who many of you know on Twitter as the Leadership Advisor (@LeadrshpAdvisor). William is one of the first “Twitter friends” I met face to face, when he was in Naples a couple of years ago for a short vacation. At that time, our conversation […] Read moreRead More»

5 Motivators for Today’s Employee and Infographic

Motivators for employees today need to reflect the changing nature of work and the relationship between manager-employee. This isn’t to say that shaping behaviors by use of money, for example, doesn’t have its place in today’s workplace. We know, however, that money is a short-term motivator. It’s not a reliable long-term solution given today’s dynamically […] Read moreRead More»

Sincere Appreciation Stems from a Genuine Feeling of Gratitude

Think of the last time someone expressed appreciation for a quality or characteristic you have, or an action you took. Many people feel a sense of well-being, fulfillment, or elation when they are appreciated. There are tremendous benefits to giving appreciation. Employees tend to become more engaged, productive, and committed to the organization’s success when […] Read moreRead More»

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