Leading Locally: A Difference Maker in Increasing Employee Engagement

The ubiquity of employee engagement renders it a management fad, unfortunately. Employees find it elusive and another trend that changes one thing – their perspective on a possibility lost to good intentions. Also managers and employees both find employee engagement one of those vague trends leaving most wondering what it means and what it looks […] Read moreRead More»

How Not to Layoff Employees in Tough Economic Times

What if the next time you hit hard economic times, you didn’t have to lay off a single employee? With the gut-wrenching halt of its economy that has faced many southern European nations in recent years, the leadership of a Portuguese company faced huge layoffs just to stay in business. However by working with today’s […] Read moreRead More»

Optimism’s Role in Employee Motivation

Let me clear that workplace optimism isn’t about observing the proverbial glass as half-full. It’s also not about taking a Pollyannaish viewpoint that denies reality. What Workplace Optimism Is Optimism at work is a belief employees hold, including managers, that it’s possible to do good work while at work. Furthermore, employees are inspired by the […] Read moreRead More»

How a Leader’s Behavior Affects Team Members

Leaders or managers have the unique potential to serve as an energizing force within organizations today. With their position and collected experiences, they have the ability to influence not only what transpires within our work lives, but how we process those moments. A leader’s view of a challenging situation, including the psychological vantage point or “mindset” they bring to bear upon a problem, can affect how we move forward. As such, understanding how leader behavior affects the attitudes and actions of team members, is of primary interest. There are many elements to consider as we evaluate strategies to effectively lead a group of individuals in today’s world of work — but, can positivity play a central role in enhancing a team’s outlook and performance outcomes? A growing body of evidence says, yes…. Read More»

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