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

Good Manners Are a Career and Business Necessity
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Good Manners Are a Career and Business Necessity

Good Manners Are a Career and Business Necessity

by Jacqueline Whitmore Rude behavior is not only bad etiquette; it’s bad for business. Unfortunately, it’s a growing problem in the workplace. In a University of Florida study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, lead author Trevor Foulk provided warning evidence that everyday impoliteness can spread throughout the work environment. “We are generally tolerant … Read More

As Your Culture Goes, So Goes Your Company
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As Your Culture Goes, So Goes Your Company

As Your Culture Goes, So Goes Your Company

by Grant Cardone Every great company requires a foundation, and the foundation of a company is its culture. I’ve known this for a long time, that’s why I spend much energy making sure the culture at my companies match who I am. It’s my company, so I want to drive the culture. If you fail … Read More

How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out
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How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation, employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. Indeed, for every transformational leader and emotionally intelligent manager out there, there are dozens of toxic … Read More

I’ve Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits
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I’ve Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

I’ve Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

by Chris McGoff A peak performance culture happens when people choose to adopt three specific ways of being and practice seven disciplines. Ways of being are choices you and your peers make about how you live, behave, and how you show up to others. In a peak performance culture, everybody advocates for the following behaviors … Read More

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings
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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

by Dr. Travis Bradberry You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they’re even more perturbed by it than everyone else. The researchers conducted a nationwide survey of … Read More

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees
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7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

by Beth Miller Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee — at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that focuses specifically on effort and/or improvement, rather than specific outcomes. Praise is given when success has been achieved. The ability … Read More