It is fairly common these days to see corporations participating in highly publicized and externally facing campaigns that show them doing a lot of good. But, it seems that these efforts are overlooking something blatantly obvious…
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Just because you’re stuck on an airplane doesn’t mean you can’t practice your tennis swing or that guitar virtuoso. Or prep for that upcoming presentation to your board of directors.
Athletes have long used mental imagery to complement physical practice, and recent research backs up that going through the motions in your head can give a substantial boost to your performance at work too.
It’s not necessarily Mensa intelligence or great ideas that underlie achievement. All things being equal, success in life or career comes as a result of persistent, consistent, action. There is really no magic here at all. I’ve seen it time and again.
Maria storms into work. She smacks her purse down on the desk and heads down the hall in search of her first cup of coffee of the day. We can tell that she’s already had a bad morning. We’ve been in her shoes and guess her mood is not going to change today.
Sometimes a step backward is a step forwards. Recently a friend, Karen, called me for a long overdue catch up over a drink. She had mentioned to me that she had some exciting but perhaps surprising job news to tell me about. Was Karen going to inform me of another innovative new HR initiative? I was intrigued.
Even with the uptick in the economy, workloads are increasing and fresh demands are being placed on working parents who want more time for their kids. What’s a Mom or Dad to do?
To me, the omission is glaring. When the business case for creating an engaging workplace is discussed, a very basic rationale is usually overlooked. While fostering a workplace where respect, integrity, openness, caring and fairness is profitable…it is simply the right thing to do.
Life, Loss & The World of Work
With several of my near and dear currently experiencing major health problems, I have been reminded of just how precious life is. Many of us realize this in one shape or form along the way and at various times in our lives.
Over-performing Leaders do Damage! You are a senior leader. You’re smart, curious and capable. You often work far beyond what would be considered regular hours. You get lots done. You’ve made it clear to your team that you don’t expect them to work the hours you do.
Despite the mounting evidence against open office concepts, they continue to be a growing trend. Perhaps due in part to the cost savings in fitting the maximum amount of people in a given space or other touted benefits, the fact is is that open spaces often negatively impact performance and productivity.
So you’re working harder than ever with fewer resources and yet more is expected. You find yourself wondering how long you can keep it up. You wonder how you are going to muster the energy to tackle that next big project hurtling your way. You worry that you might become like Joe down the hall who completely burned…
It’s time to face the facts. If you’re a CEO or business leader, the only thing that you should be worrying about is your employees’ commitment and engagement. If you don’t have this then you have nothing. New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that to be successful today, organizations must create…
No matter what business you are in, you are in the people business. Your employees are your largest resource of untapped potential as well as your greatest asset.
When your people do well, so do you!
Here are some curated articles to help you help your team live their best lives at home, work and play.
According to Gallup, over 50% of managers feel disconnected from both their responsibilities and their organization’s mission. Furthermore, 55% of leaders are looking for opportunities outside of their organization.
If we pair this with the fact that approximately 70% of the workforce is disengaged in achieving the company’s strategic goals, its no surprise so many organizations are having trouble reaching success.
It is the leader’s role to invest in, develop and grow organizational leaders to inspire, motivate and engage the entire workforce.
Employee engagement is the level of commitment, passion, and loyalty a worker has toward their work and company. The more engaged an employee is, the more they’ll produce and deliver.
According to a Gallup poll, only 32% of employees in the United States are engaged, which is to say that over two-thirds of employees are disengaged with their work.
This is an incredible waste of our most valuable resource and we have resources, information, and programs to help you change those statistics.