As we start 2016, let’s look at the top 10 trends that will change the way we work. 2016 will be an amazing year for all of us, as long as we’re prepared for these trends. Don’t try and fight it, these things are coming whether we like it or not. Better to embrace these […] Read more… Read More»
If companies empower their employees to be active on social media, and the employees are helping to spread the message of the company, the company will be effectively multiplying their marketing, recruiting, and support teams…. Read More»
66 percent of respondents say multitasking enables them to accomplish more at work, more than a third (36 percent) say the many distractions prevent them from doing their best work. So how does multitasking affect you? Let’s look at the research…. Read More»
There is a serious problem with the way we work.
Most employees are disengaged and not passionate about the work they do. This is costing companies a ton of money in lost productivity, absenteeism, and turnover. It’s also harmful to employees, because they’re more stressed out than ever.
The thing that bothers me the most about it, is that this is all so easy to fix. I can’t figure out why managers aren’t more proactive about this…. Read More»
Great leaders must remain authentic.
That’s the most important thing to establishing a real presence as a leader, because people are very good at spotting fakeness. There are certain people that whenever they talk, no matter what they’re saying, everyone listens. We all know someone like this. People respect their opinions, because they have proven themselves. So how can leaders establish and increase their leadership presence?… Read More»
Being more mindful simply means being more aware of what’s going on, really being “present” in the moment, and paying attention. It’s amazing to think how something as simple as this can increase employee engagement.
First, let’s look at some of the science behind how being more mindful can make you happier and more productive at work, and then I’ll give you some tips on how you can be more mindful…. Read More»
It’s important to educate all employees on this subject, because more often than not, it’s them that are working in teams with other employees. A manager might not have the time or ability to make sure everyone is being treated equally, and everyone is participating in the team. Every employee should understand what happens to people when they are left out of a group, and also how important certain words can be for employee engagement…. Read More»
Very soon, a lot of people will be exiting the workforce.
Baby boomers, or people born between 1946 and 1964 are set to retire soon. A poll done by AARP showed that 48% of companies have no intention to do any strategic planning about how this huge amount of retirement will affect their business.
When I think about this, I see the potential to miss a huge opportunity. Imagine all of the knowledge, skills, and insight this generation has. As leaders, it would be a shame to let that go to waste and profoundly foolish not to tap into that…. Read More»
Allowing employees to pursue side projects is a great way to improve morale.
The reason for this is because of what truly motivates people at work. Dan Pink famously talked about three drivers of motivation: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Allowing employees to work on side projects will let them have that sense of autonomy, and potentially (depending on the project) allow them to exercise mastery and purpose as well…. Read More»
The experience that a great leader creates is hard to describe, but you just feel better when you’re around them.
Good leaders also understand the importance of employee engagement, and what it means for bottom line profits. Gallup did a meta-analysis and found there is a direct correlation between a company’s level of employee engagement and performance.
To me, there are 5 important reasons why great leadership matters…. Read More»