Ah, the humble water cooler – the keeper of all secrets and inventor of all great ideas in an office. It’s so important to office success, it went virtual with us when the pandemic sent many home to work. The water cooler is just one office mainstay that holds our professional places and lives together. […]
Just shut up! That’s what you want to say to whining employees. But you can’t. And you don’t have to!
Employee engagement is down – and it’s especially difficult to keep hybrid employees engaged. In fact, engagement was dipping before COVID-19 came into the picture.
One of the most important things you do each day is help your employees become better. Yet, only about 10% of managers say their jobs are structured so they can focus on coaching employees and creating training lessons.
The worst has happened, and you have to tell your team. And once you deliver bad news you have to help employees deal with it. t’s one of the most difficult situations leaders face. But it’s also your greatest opportunity to become a legendary, empathetic leader.
Could you lead like a world leader – even though you’re at the helm of a good team at a mid-size company in a small community? Yes – and never doubt you have the ability to bring out the best leader in you, no matter where you are in your career! After all, Zelenskyy did it. Ardern did it. Marin and Biden did it. They’re business and political leaders who got to the top of their game from humble beginnings
Don’t you hate the regret that sinks in after you made a poor decision? It’s the exact reason leaders want to make better decisions at work. But even intelligent, well-informed leaders make bad decisions. And we certainly can’t fault anyone for that, considering people make tens of thousands of decisions each day.
Who doesn’t love to lead – or be on – a winning team? Everyone does. Winning makes all the teamwork worth the effort. But there’s a problem with teams. They don’t work as well as they used to. And quite honestly, the bar was low before the biggest disruption ever – a pandemic.
Forget cleaning out your closets or cleaning up your diet.
Make 2018 the year you clean up your communication.
Ditch the clichés and buzzwords. Put meaning and credibility back into what you say – and what you write. You’re sure to get better results if you do.
Here are 11 all-too-popular workplace words and phrases that have seen their day come and go – and why you really do want to make a point of putting them to rest this year.
You’re great at leading other people, but could you do their jobs?
If not, it’s time to learn.
Before you start thinking, “Yeah, right. I’m busy enough doing my own work. I don’t have time to learn their jobs,” give us a chance.
On the surface, it might not seem important – or even feasible — that the boss knows how to do employees’ work. But new research finds the exact opposite is true.
A manager’s understanding of employees’ work has the biggest impact on their job satisfaction, a study in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review found.