Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can
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Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can

Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can

Adapted from “The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues,” by Jane E. Dutton and Julia Lee Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly given small opportunities to build up or put down our coworkers. If we’re introducing two colleagues, telling a story about how a meeting went, or sharing a colleague’s … Read More

To Keep Your Employees Engaged, Be Curious and Challenging
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To Keep Your Employees Engaged, Be Curious and Challenging

To Keep Your Employees Engaged, Be Curious and Challenging

Adapted from “How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team,” by Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Leaders play a significant role in helping employees understand why their jobs matter, but it’s not just about connecting their work to a larger purpose. You can also do it by demonstrating curiosity: Explore, ask questions, and engage … Read More

Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching
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Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

by Sarah Green Carmichael Every industry has leaders who see themselves not just as managers, but as teachers. And new research shows that approach strengthens not only the manager-employee bond, but also employee performance. Sydney Finkelstein, a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports … Read More

How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things
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How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things

How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things

by Rachael O’Meara We all want to learn and grow. Improving our skills and being exposed to new ideas not only makes us better at our jobs but makes us happier and more engaged at work. But with a full-time job, it can be tough to find the time and resources to dedicate to personal … Read More

Emailing While You’re on Vacation Is a Quick Way to Ruin Company Culture
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Emailing While You’re on Vacation Is a Quick Way to Ruin Company Culture

Emailing While You’re on Vacation Is a Quick Way to Ruin Company Culture

by Kate Denis Companies expend untold energy building culture—defining their values, revamping their office space, organizing holiday parties and volunteer outings. And yet many managers don’t seem to realize that while company culture can be really hard to build, it’s incredibly easy to destroy. And you may unknowingly ruin it in just two steps. Step … Read More

Be Kind to Yourself When You’re Feeling Stressed Out
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Be Kind to Yourself When You’re Feeling Stressed Out

Be Kind to Yourself When You’re Feeling Stressed Out

by Harvard Business Review Burnout is a serious problem at work. It can make you feel emotionally exhausted, cause cynicism, and hinder your job performance. If you notice these signs of extreme stress, resist the urge to beat yourself up — that will only make the situation worse. Instead, have some empathy for yourself and … Read More

Praise Someone the Way They Want to Be Praised
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Praise Someone the Way They Want to Be Praised

Praise Someone the Way They Want to Be Praised

Adapted from the HBR Guide to Performance Management Recognition is one of the most powerful tools a manager has, but not everyone wants their good work to be called out in the same way. Acknowledging someone’s work is meant to make them feel special — and it’s hard to feel special if a corporate procedure treats … Read More

Making a Great First Impression
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Making a Great First Impression

Making a Great First Impression

by Darren Hardy (3 articles) People judge you.  That’s a fact, not a threat. In 7 seconds someone has made a decision about you. They do it unconsciously, whether they want to or not and whether you like it or not. Thus you can say based on how you show up that within 7 seconds you’ve lost the … Read More

6 Things You Need to Keep Your Employees Happy (No, Money Isn’t One of Them)
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6 Things You Need to Keep Your Employees Happy (No, Money Isn’t One of Them)

6 Things You Need to Keep Your Employees Happy (No, Money Isn’t One of Them)

by Glenn Leibowitz You might have seen the Gallup statistics that show that one out of two workers say they are “not engaged” with their job, while another 17 percent say they are “actively disengaged.” Even if you haven’t seen these numbers, evidence of employee disengagement often stares you right in the face in the … Read More