You may have been taught about the Mindful Moment and its usefulness in the workplace; well it also works well around the dinner table and at family gatherings. We’ve all had those holiday functions that we just rather not attend for one reason or another. But instead of having too many eggnogs and burning a few bridges with “that one” relative, take a step back and ask yourself a few questions before further engaging and doing something regrettable.
This time of the year can be hectic, no doubt, but its important to take time to reflect and set personal and professional goals for the coming year. Don’t just focus on monetary or gains or career progression—both are great but establishing a personal mission statement to help keep you focused is extremely helpful.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to feedback. That’s not how people work. We all interpret things differently—through our own filters. Especially when it comes to feedback. In some circumstance it can make or break a relationship and/or career. But when done well, it helps make people better. Thus, making it important to practice.
The end of March is the first big milestone of the business year. It’s time to run your first in-depth check-in with your team, as a group and individually, to realign purpose and energy with your goals. Here are some areas of focus for your discussions as you work together to plan out a highly productive second quarter of 2018.
As Q1 ends and Spring arrives, it is time to inject energy into your own leadership improvement program. Remember those earnest January commitments? Time to measure your progress and reset your improvement plan to move forward with renewed commitment. We have some ideas for getting that done.
Investing in people derives greater ROI than investing in physical assets. The cost of one new machine could cover leadership development for 100 front-line managers. And it offers a key competitive advantage, since most organizations have yet to cotton on to this simple idea. What advantages do you gain?
Expressions of gratitude make great employee engagement tools. And they are not a great burden on managers to make it a core part of their leadership tool kit. Let's review six simple ways to show appreciation at work.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review disparaged small talk as an effective leadership tool. We disagree. Used judiciously, small talk sets the table for more open, trusting, respectful business conversations between boss and subordinate. Click through for our explanation.