What does it take to be a really great giver of recognition in the workplace, or anywhere for that matter?… Read More»
It’s quite simple: being visible helps you achieve your goals.
People prefer to work with people they’re familiar with. That familiarity doesn’t have to be based on impressive and daring feats; it can come from simple exposure. You, your name, and your work need to be visible to your peers, to your boss, to your boss’s boss, to casual observers, to industry experts, to anyone who goes looking for you or your area of expertise on the Internet, etc.
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Graceful service is an assertion, not a response. It is an attitude, not a tactic. We get a glimpse when we witness a “random act of kindness.” But service full of grace is not random; it is perpetual…. Read More»
We all have two lives – the life we live and the life we want. In the latter, we imagine an idealized version of ourselves; swaggering through life with a powerful, self-assured confidence. But life is never quite so simple…. Read More»
Our economy has been transformed; the ritualistic nine to five job is not a reality for a growing part of the population… Read More»
Giving recognition the wrong way may be dangerous to the wellbeing of those you work with…. Read More»
Money isn’t the only thing that motivates your employees. They also value being appreciated, being part of something meaningful, and achieving work-life balance. Rather than relying on cash bonuses, consider these five alternatives that will resonate more with employees…… Read More»
In a report by SIMAD University, researchers identified two different leadership styles – transformational and transactional. According to the report, transformational leadership is ‘the ability to motivate and to encourage intellectual stimulation through inspiration.’ Transformational leaders aim to lead by example, encouraging employees to follow a set of values rather than a rulebook. Transactional leadership, on […] Read more… Read More»
I have long pondered the importance of slowing down, of pausing long enough to reflect on what a particular situation or circumstance could teach me. The problem is, I have not been very successful in actually doing something to periodically interrupt the ever-present pull to hurry along, to get busy pursuing the next thing on my ‘to-do’ list…. Read More»
Imagine a world where young people are escorted, protected, and paid as they find their place, their work, and their lives. This is the difference between a system based on temporary, exploitive internships and a system based on long-term development of a mentor, apprentice, and protégé…. Read More»