Meetings Introverts are not likely to share ideas in a large setting, whereas extroverts welcome the public communication. Get the most out of your introverted staff by providing a smaller group setting where they can shine. Large, weekly meetings aren’t as productive as was previously thought. Consider making that a monthly meeting, and have a… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Actively Engaged Workers
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward How often do you express appreciation? By saying “thank you” after a co-worker or employee has helped in anyway, is showing gratitude. It can go beyond a job well done; simply being thankful for having employment is… Read more »
Regardless of how important we say accountability is, organizations tend to only bring up the term when there is a complete break down, and an obvious lack of accountability in a team, department or organization. That’s when we tend to unpack the overused business speak, and the Human Resources Department starts a new round of… Read more »
According to Deloitte’s Shift Index survey, as much as 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. As if that isn’t bad enough, now consider what percentage of leaders are likely dissatisfied. With that in mind, you can imagine that with the unique and extreme challenges leaders have had to face over the last few… Read more »
Define Your Version of Success What is your definition of success? Have you ever really thought about it, written it down, or even shared it with someone? If you are working toward increasing personal effectiveness and, in turn, increased satisfaction in your career and life, clarifying your goal is the first step. We all… Read more »
Many of us live in the world of What Should Be. Are you stumped and frustrated at the seemingly random work priorities you are given? You know how our manager should prioritize projects, but he doesn’t. How about when you begin a new position and are given entry-level tasks to start out? The manager should… Read more »
Goals without action steps to accomplish them are just dreams. We’re not saying that you should stop dreaming. Instead, it’s time to turn your dream into a goal. That dream can only be realized by taking action. Ask any actor who seems to have become an overnight success. We didn’t see the years of acting… Read more »
If getting to our goals, is simply a matter of doing the little things, why aren’t all of us rich, thin and working in our ideal job? Because, says Olson, author of “The Slight Edge”, these little things are easy to do, and easy to NOT do! How easy is to wake up, see how… Read more »
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson There are no magic pills to make you instantly healthy, one does not get rich quick, losing 40 pounds doesn’t happen in a week, and there are no overnight successes. Does this surprise you? In his… Read more »
According to a survey conducted in 2012 by the American Management Association, “More than half of executives admit their employees are “average” at best in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.” The AMA Survey defined the skills as follows: Critical thinking and problem solving – the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take… Read more »
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