I hear you, I hear you. But, are you listening? Some version of this interaction takes place thousands (if not more) of times a day. Trying to communicate with someone while they are looking at their phone is an observable nonverbal cue. It communicates that their focus and attention is somewhere else. It implies that … More The Signs are There
Quiet quitting. Bare minimum Monday. Rage quitting. Remote employees are not as committed as those that work in person. 😑 Blah, blah, blah. Or, maybe, it has nothing to do with you or trying to harm the organization. When we stop judging, talking at or about, or pointing fingers – maybe we (or managers, leaders, … More Only the Lonely (at Work)
Conscious empathy is making the implicit explicit – the feelings and thoughts that we have when observing someone in pain or happiness, and the desire to do something. The definition of conscious is to be aware, awake, or sensitive to what is going on around us or observing something in our environment. It is … More Is it OK to feel good as we do good?
Emotions are running high and employees at all levels are exhausted. Prolonged stress and uncertainty, layoffs, and work overload have led to high levels of burnout and high quit rates. However, managers and leaders have a direct effect on employee wellbeing, stress, and anxiety levels. What they see, feel, and do influences team mental and … More How do Leaders Accidentally Stress Out Their Employees?
“Listening is active. At its most basic level, it’s about focus, paying attention.” – – Simon Sinek Given the diversity of employees, global teams, and remote work, effective communication is critical. In research studies conducted by Graham Bodie and Debra Worthington, they assessed four listening styles: R̲e̲l̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲a̲l̲ L̲i̲s̲t̲e̲n̲e̲r̲s̲ – Individuals with this focus naturally connect … More Active Listening Requires Your Participation
Organizational behavior, management, professional growth, and learning opportunities can effect employee engagement. With all of our technology connecting us across global boundaries, if we cannot acknowledge the strengths, emotions, and concerns we have and cannot speak to each other as human beings, the geographical location isn’t the problem. The human connection is. So, to foster … More Remote Work did not Cause the Employee Disconnection
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟯 𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 Research suggests that leaders and managers tend to emphasize their competence and strength while downplaying benevolence — an approach that can often undermine trust more than enhance it. Professor Kent Grayson Associate Professor of Marketing at Kellogg Institute of Management, Northwestern University, shares insights from his more than 20 years … More Is it Better to be Trusted or Respected?
Leaders must lead by an example of ethical actions and employee support to create the culture of beliefs and norms throughout the organization. Empathetic and authentic leaders use behaviors of influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙠𝙚𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙣 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣 … More Building Your Psychological Safety Tool Kit
“𝙀𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡-𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙟𝙤𝙗𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙩.” Research reports from Pew Research Center, McKinsey & Company, and MIT Sloan Management determined that 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘫𝘰𝘣 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴. Dr. Kristie … More The main reason employees left their job is –
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀. While philosophers have questioned the meaning of life for thousands of years, researchers in positive psychology have tried to define the human capacity to think, perceive, and evaluate what is meaningful. According to research by Martela & Steger (2016), while … More How do we Create a Meaningful Life?
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