Trust is probably the most important aspect of creating a harmonious and efficient workforce.
If employees feel secure and trust you and your company, they will work to ensure it thrives.
There are two stages to success: creating trust and maintaining it.
These must be established through example, with the management setting a standard for honesty and transparency that should be emulated by every member of the workforce.
Here are some tips I’ve learned for building trust and keeping it as well as some red flags to keep an eye out for: Click Here to Read Article …
Admit it, you’re in a funk and feeling a lack of motivation or excitement for your career right now.
You rationalize that your job isn’t that bad.
You tell yourself you just need to pay your dues to get where you want to be.
When you feel like things are out of your control, it’s easy to simply ignore the problem and try to focus on football or throw yourself into fun plans with your friends.
If you’re honest with yourself, then you’ll realize the constant fun and ignoring the direction you are going in your life doesn’t really bring you pleasure.
There is a way to get out of the rut and boost your confidence, without waiting for things to magically fall into place. Click Here to Read Article …
You hate your job, don’t you?
You’re tired of the same schedule and the lousy pay.
You’re tired of busting your ass only for your boss to get all of the credit.
You’re tired of begging for days off. You’re sick of working when you’re sick. You’re fed up with having more work piled on you when you’re busy enough as it is.
I’ll bet you weren’t offered a raise when they said you have to take on more responsibility, were you? Click Here to Read Article …
With my corporate clients, I’m often involved in career transition programs.
This involves facilitating or coaching leaders as they prepare and build their personal brand for the next stage in their career.
Most of the dialogues start from the wise premise, “What got you here, won’t get you there.”
Behind this though are the tough conversations around what they actually want.
No matter where you are in your career, considering the next level of transition is too frequently skipped over or given only partial focus. The obvious choices of your boss’ job or a role carrying the higher title or pay-grade are planted front and center as the goal.
All career transition work thereafter is set to drive headlong in that direction. But ask yourself these questions: Click Here to Read Article …
No matter how detailed my to-do list is or how diligently I try to stick to it, I always find myself overwhelmed at 2 p.m., making a mad dash to get things done.
This end-of-the-day crunch time leaves me exhausted and dreading what the next morning holds.
So how does an organized professional like me end up feeling like I’m giving everything, yet leaving with a sense that I’ve accomplished nothing?
Even more importantly, is there a way I can identify what I’m doing wrong, change it around to work in my favor and end each day with a sense of accomplishment instead of frustration?
Absolutely! Click Here to Read Article …
The workplace can be a stressful and unpredictable place.
Without the tools essential to office productivity, no team can perform at their best.
As insignificant as it may seem, hydration actually plays a vital role in the performance of your employees and can mean the difference between a motivated workforce and an office full of uninspired employees.
Today we’re taking a look at humble H2O and how this miracle ingredient makes a recipe for ultimate productivity. Click Here to Read Article …
Taking a job across the country was one of the scariest things I’ve done in my adult life.
While the prospects for greater upward mobility in my career, more money and a nice benefits package — including more vacation time and better insurance — definitely made the move worthwhile, leaving family and friends behind in order to chase career gold nearly 2,000 miles away was a scary and stressful idea.
I learned a few things along the way that I wanted to share. If I can help to minimize stress and anxiety during one of the most difficult tasks in your life, then it makes sense to share what I know in order to attempt to help a few of you along the way. Click Here to Read Article …
If you’re a morning person, this post is not for you — you’re blessed.
And some entrepreneurs have the luxury of sleeping in and getting work done at midnight, when they’re nice and peppy.
But some of us have to see kids off to school before we can start our day.
Or maybe we have to do our work-at-home jobs during traditional business hours.
So what do you do when you’re feeling groggy and uninspired in the morning? Click Here to Read Article …
The one comment almost every teacher made about me on my report card was that I talk too much, and it’s a comment I still occasionally get from friends and family.
It’s true — I love to talk, and I’ll talk to anyone that’s happy to engage in conversation.
There did used to be one specific circumstance that would make me shut up though — having to speak to my boss.
Small talk was fine, but when it came to actually talking about the things that mattered I would become tight-lipped, because I was worried about saying the wrong thing.
Here’s the thing though: If you can’t speak up about where you want your career to head, you’ll never reach your full potential. If you can’t question the way things are done, you’ll end up feeling frustrated and unhappy. Click Here to Read Article …
About a year ago, a thousand kids were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.
As with all surveys, this one leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions. Just over half the respondents provided the top ten jobs.
We do not know anything about the income bracket or level of diversity the kids represented.
The gender mix could have been extremely lopsided. We just don’t know.
That said, the responses were still worthy of consideration. Broken down by gender, doctor was at the top of both lists. I looked at a lot of lists from a lot of sources. Though not always #1, it seems there is still a lot of momentum for the healthcare profession. An awful lot of kids want to be doctors when they grow up. Click Here to Read Article …
Are you sleepwalking through your workday? You’re not alone.
Studies show that scores of employees aren’t actively engaged at work for a variety of reasons, which results in poor productivity and a sinking bottom line.
The ownership of employee engagement typically starts at the top.
Executive leadership and management should take responsibility for establishing a positive culture by understanding what motivates employees and by taking steps to cultivate an enthusiastic workforce.
Employee engagement is a two-way street, but what can you do if your employer is not doing its fair share? Click Here to Read Article …
There is a great little book about life and living called The Four Agreements. It is a New York Times bestseller by the Toltec Indian teacher and spiritual guide by Don Miguel Ruiz.
It features four simple agreements that if you practice them regularly, will improve your life and living. One of them, the fourth actually, is Always Do Your Best.
This agreement, which you make with yourself, allows all the other positive things that you do in life to become more effective and to reach their full potential so that you can live a happy and contented life.
But you can also utilize this agreement to make the most of your time at work. And since you spend a third of your life there, the practices that you introduce at work will spill over to help you make the most of the rest of your life as well. Click Here to Read Article …