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The Importance of Dealing with Stress at Work

The Importance of Dealing with Stress at Work

Sooner or later, no matter the job title or the company, people are going to experience stress at work. In fact, the American Psychological Association conducted surveys recently which indicated nearly two-thirds of Americans list work as a prime source for stress. Further studies showed about one-third of employees experiencing chronic work stress, while only 36 percent of those surveyed…

Is Fear Standing in the Way of Your Success?

Is Fear Standing in the Way of Your Success?

Have you ever put off doing something because you weren’t sure of how it might turn out? If so, you’re not alone. So many of us are afraid of failing the neurosis has its own medical diagnosis (atychiphobia, the irrational fear of failing).   The thing is, it’s almost impossible to go through life without experiencing some kind of failure.…

Every Business Needs Solid Communication Skills

Every Business Needs Solid Communication Skills

Since the dawn of mankind, communication has been a necessary skill. Whether in grunts and groans or more formal sounds, the ability to communicate was needed for everyday survival. There was a means of expressing danger, anger, happiness, and sorrow in sounds that other people recognized and understood. Today language is sophisticated and precise in both verbal and written forms.…

5 Steps That Set Up Your Team For Success

5 Steps That Set Up Your Team For Success

For a business to grow and improve, managers must set stretching goals or objectives for their people. Scorecards and personal objectives are a common tool in the modern workplace, but many managers still don’t really understand how to set the right goals. Make sure you set your team up for success with this simple guide to setting the best possible…

A Culture of Good Communication is Growing Employee Engagement

A Culture of Good Communication is Growing Employee Engagement

Being a great leader isn’t easy. It’s a tricky balancing act, which many struggle with; the numbers don’t lie. Employees across the USA are uninspired and uninterested in their jobs. A recent Gallup poll of 25million+ employees reported over half were not engaged at work. Since Gallup published the study in 2013, employee engagement numbers in the US stagnate. Worse still, around 20% of…

Be A Leader People Want To Follow

Be A Leader People Want To Follow

Leadership is not something that can simply be read from a textbook, or taught in a classroom. It is not easy to describe a good leader with just a couple of words. A desirable leader has that special “something” that just seems to exude from them. Something that makes you want to follow them. So, what is it?  What makes a good…

The Importance of Workplace Surveys

The Importance of Workplace Surveys

It’s that dreaded time of the year again: time to take your workplace survey. Oh, how the time is going to drag as you click from page to page answering “strongly agree” to everything just to make the big bosses smile. It doesn’t really matter anyway. It’s not like your opinion will matter. They probably don’t even look at them…

5 Principles of Leading

5 Principles of Leading

There are unspoken rules of leadership that are rarely visited once the one seeking high position gains what is requested. To lead others is a privilege that most often is not reached by those that seek it out. The misconception of being a leader is that you are to take the position without hesitation no matter what the cost. Hostility…

Fear Is a Good Motivator – For All the Wrong Reasons

Fear Is a Good Motivator – For All the Wrong Reasons

Have you ever witnessed a manager or supervisor openly and publicly shaming an employee for doing something wrong? Whether you work with these people or not, if you see it happen, you likely experience the same thing that everyone else does – embarrassment. There’s no doubt that it’s embarrassing for everyone involved to see a leader handling a problem this…

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