In today’s fast-paced world, the race to be heard above the din of near-constant chatter and onslaught of non-stop information can be brutally tiresome. However, the late, great Stephen Covey said it best, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
In a recent Gallup Poll, a staggering 66% of employees are neither engaged nor inspired or worse, actively disengaged at work. Thankfully, the number of engaged and inspired workers is on the rise and sits at the all-time high of 34%, meaning for the 13% of actively disengaged workers in any given business, the fully engaged ones outnumber them almost 3 – 1. The remaining 53% are in the “not engaged” tier and are satisfied generally speaking but have no real connection to their work or workpl...
There are few things that are certain in the world. As said by Benjamin Franklin, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” However, people are wired to prefer consistency and fear change. In our earliest ancestors, change could lead to detrimental circumstances; weather changes, death, location changes, lack of food and water, new, unknown threats. These realities became hard-wired into our psyche and even now in 2020, the instinctual reaction to change is typically fear.
In today’s workplace, it seems endless hours and constant contact is more the norm that not. To combat the added burden that comes with our advances in technology and constant ability to reach someone, many companies have found ways to put wellness opportunities into their daily workplace. However, research shows nap rooms, yoga classes, fitness facilities, etc. often go underutilized and employee burnout is on the rise.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”- Michael Jordan
The every-man-for-themselves approach to the workplace has been around for ages. With each individual putting forth their best effort while withholding to ensure their abilities outshined that of their teammates… The notion that only one can be the best has outlived its usefulness. Good leaders know that the key to managing a successful team begins and ends with collaboration. Fighting the old notions ca...
We’ve all been there; the pressure is at an all-time high, your thoughts are going in a million different directions, and one little thing seems to derail your brain and mouth’s ability to communicate. As author of Choke, Sian Beilock teaches, this paralysis occurs when your brain is suddenly overtaxed by worry or pressure leaving you unable to respond to a mental psychological, or emotional challenge in the immediate moment.
All businesses have the ability to work smarter, not harder and come out better than their sum of their collective members’ intelligence and talent, however, many fall short. A collaborative culture sounds simple at its core. A group of people working together in a meaningful way to achieve successful results. Sounds simple, right? Then why do so many organizations struggle and even fail in their marketplaces?
Benjamin Franklin once penned the phrase, “Tell me and I may forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” When it comes to mentoring, most people think of the benefit laying solely at the feet of the mentored, but the reality is both the mentor and protege have much to gain in this symbiotic relationship. A study conducted by The Association of Talent Development found that 75% of executives credit their success to successful mentors who helped guide, encourage, and mold them ...
Management styles of yore still lurk in the hallways of business big and small all around the world today. However, with Generation Y beginning to take a larger stake in those same businesses, it may be time for managers to take a look at those traditions and see how to make them work with Generation Y employees.
Emotional Intelligence, often referenced as EQ, is a key component to effective leadership in businesses and organizational growth. Emotional Intelligence is, in simplest terms, described as possessing the knowledge of what is being felt, what emotions mean, and how those emotions can impact others. But great leaders know that EQ is more than that because they understand how emotions drive behavior and apply that knowledge to motivate those around them.
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