Negativity and discord have reached historic levels in our culture. Most aspects of our lives are widely affected by worsening attitudes, constant complaints and pessimistic mindsets. Like a virus, they spread easily, even when unwarranted. It impacts families, communities, institutions and … [Read more...] about Leading Powerfully Through Positivity
How high is employee engagement in your organization?
Surveys and studies indicate global job dissatisfaction is at a two-decade high. Disengaged employees account for nearly 70 percent of the workforce, which significantly affects the bottom line, according to data from Towers Watson. They cause … [Read more...] about Employee Engagement:
Your Secret Weapon
As a leader, you have lots of things in motion, and your people have more than ever on their plates. Managing your team is enough of a challenge when dealing with the big picture. But numerous details also need specific attention. You’re aware that many of them pertain to certain individuals, and … [Read more...] about Conquering the Fear of One-on-One Meetings
No matter what your full-time job or role in life, most of us are part-time motivators. We not only have to motivate ourselves, but others as well. We need colleagues to complete tasks, partners to do their share, and children to become self-sufficient and responsible. If it weren’t hard enough … [Read more...] about How to Motivate Other People
How do you bring out the best in people? Managers want their people to achieve excellence at work. Leaders and management alike know that they can't achieve expected business results without the participation and engagement of individuals and teams. Without people motivated for peak performance, … [Read more...] about Bring Out the Best in People: 5 Steps to Peak Performance
What's your thinking style? Just like we have personality preferences for introversion and extroversion, we also have preferred ways of thinking about problems. Typically, we handle problems in a tried and true way that we’re comfortable with. We don’t even know we have a thinking style because … [Read more...] about What’s Your Thinking Style?
Leaders may inadvertently suppress their people’s creative insights. While bragging about their innovative, out-of-the-box thinking, these bosses may fail to notice that company systems discourage creativity. This ingrained, often invisible problem has an adverse side effect: It can diminish … [Read more...] about Creative Insights Boost Performance
Which leadership style will prevail in the future? If you want to improve employee engagement and productivity while reducing turnover, your organization must build on individual and team strengths: strengths-based leadership will prevail in the future as the key leadership style. Nearly a … [Read more...] about Strengths-Based Leadership
What ever happened to unbridled joy in our daily lives? Remember the fun of play as children? Maybe we need to renew ourselves and start playing more. Something happens as we become working adults: we shift our priorities into organized, competitive, goal-directed activities. If an activity … [Read more...] about Renewing Yourself: The Power of Play
Most self-help books focus on how you can achieve more. How can you do more, be more… and do it all faster. This article takes the opposite tack: how and why you should simply sit and be still. The practice of mindfulness - being fully present and aware of the here and now - leads to successful … [Read more...] about Successful Living through Mindfulness