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?
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?
We have gotten so lost in the rhetoric, polarization, inequity and fighting. Much of the media we absorb is fearful or violent. It creates Us vs. Them or a need to choose sides. I don’t need or want to be political. There are far too many debating the issues already. Respect and empathy is treating … More Respect and Basic Courtesy
“If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life…. take a look in the mirror.” Who helps you to see who you could be beyond what you see today? Having a neutral person work with you at the deepest levels of empathic listening helps to facilitate meaning and purpose. You set the … More Time for Reflection
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Words like vulnerability and humility have been used around leadership a great deal, but old habits and stereotypes prevail. In fact, the more that old rhetoric is repeated although it is untrue, it is believed through the … More One Change With the Biggest Result
Virtual work is challenging to managers because it requires creating appropriate processes and policies for those employees who are remote, hybrid, or prefer to be on-site. Researchers Florian Klonek and Sharon K Parker address the question of how organizations and leadership can leverage successful work design to boost performance for virtual teams. Work design makes … More Working SMARTer Work Design
𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 occurs anytime we communicate through a screen-based or digital mode and the measurable disconnects that may occur. As most of us have an accessible screen much of the time, we communicate that way regardless of our physical location. Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski developed her work on virtual distance more than 15 years ago and … More Do you know how to avoid Virtual Distance?
https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxFoaDYfZu2m8xbWImVb0Ax916pmf6oDxO We have to become aware of who we are – honestly and authentically – to create a mature and emotionally intelligent sense of self. Our self-concept clarity opens the opportunity to express positive empathy for another team member. We can feel happy for them when there is a promotion or recognition because we are … More Conscious Empathy Involves Awareness
It takes practice and skill to develop intentional levels of listening. Most people listen with the intent to respond and lose some of what is being said as they think of their own emotional or verbal response. The level of listening also matters if you are a leader, manager, or team member. There are colleagues … More What is Empathic Listening?
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