Obviously there are many behaviors that contribute to bad relationships at work or at home. Yet, there is one that is the most powerful relationship killer: NEGATIVITY. New research finds that reducing negativity is the key to getting through tough points in relationships.Read More
I love words. I like reading them, shaping them into sentences and articles, pondering their meaning, playing with their rhythms, clarifying them, translating them. . . and so on. And yet, words are not enough! See what else you need.Read More
Working with leaders and with couples I often interact with people faced with making big decisions where the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial. Focusing on making the “right” decision can easily lead to paralysis. Learn 3 Ways to simplify you decision making processRead More
Great leaders find a way to gain people’s hearts because they take relationships to heart. Today we will explore what is heart power and share 6 practicals tips on how to lead with your heart.Read More
I usually encourage the leaders I work with to find leadership lessons from all their daily activities. With Halloween around the corner it makes sense to think about what leadership lessons can be gained from Halloween. Here are a few I came up with. See if you can find others and share them with us.Read More
Today I’m sharing what you can do to encourage and sustain a positive culture which plays an important role in the workplace. Setting the standard for a positive culture should be a major focus for leaders in any organization. Here are a few strategies for creating and maintaining a positive work culture. They are based on common threads running throughout published research, scholarly articles, and my own experience in organizations.Read More
Setting the standard for a positive corporate culture should be a major focus for leaders in any organization. When employees are in a positive environment, they are more likely to perform better and contribute more. Creating something positive and upbeat within the organization will contribute greatly to organizational effectiveness and success.Read More
Relationship building is one of the most important leadership activity you can engage on. Your influence goes only as far as the quality of your relationships. The key word for building those relationships is genuine. The only connections that work are the ones with people you truly care about. Do you care enough to build relationships?Read More
Some leaders have a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Can you imagine how many problems you could avoid or easily deal with if you keep your mouth shut? Today we are going to see when it pays to follow this sage advice: “If you’re wondering whether or not you should keep your mouth shut– you should.”Read More
Mark National Relaxation Day (August 15), on your calendars! This day serves as a reminder to take it easy. Making time for relaxation is not only beneficial for mood, but also has long-term benefits. Stress can cause many problems and common illnesses. Leaders who know how to relax have a better handle on their good mental, emotional and physical health.
Life can be very fast pace at times and we all need a day to celebrate like this one. So go ahead, you can let yourself have this day for yourself. You deserve it. Get rid of that hectic lifestyle and enjoy this day.Read More
It is said that simplicity is the virtue of removing the extraneous to reveal the essence.
The beginning of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. Entrepreneurs and business professionals can use this period to streamline their work and home life. That's because simplicity is a test of whether you're clear about your priorities.
Our immediate environment is a reflection of our mindset - a neat and organized office reflects the discipline with which we approach our vocation. Clutter, on the other hand, betrays our sloppiness. Today I’m sharing 3 suggestions on how to simplify.Read More
Traditionally, many organizations think of the term inclusion as part of their diversity efforts. I want to share what Federick Miller and Judith Katz, Ed.D — who did a joint presentation at an Organizational Development Network Conference a few years back — consider inclusion to be. They see inclusion as an inclusive value system that needs to become part of the organizational culture.
As a leader you are responsible for helping people feel included, to feel part of the “we” that forms the organization. Today we’ll share Inclusion’s three main components:Read More
June is Effective Communications Month! Last week we shared the first three of 7 communication mistakes that derail effective communication. This week we will consider the last four: making assumptions, wrong environment, negative focus and contrary purposes.Read More
Effective business communication costs very little and the results can transform both you and your business. Communication and interpersonal skills are at the top of the list of what matters most today in leadership. Yet there are costly communication mistakes that are behind some of the worst problems leaders encounter. By learning to correct them, you will save time and money, your influence will increase, and you will have better relationships.
Today I'm going to share the first 3 and next week the next 4 mistakes.Read More
Workers represent half the world’s population and are the major contributors to economic and social development. Their health is determined not only by workplace hazards but also by social and individual factors and access to health services.
Why should you find ways to promote a healthy workplace? Dr. Maria Neira says it succinctly in a very practical way: “The wealth of business depends on the health of workers.” (Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization).Read More