When you feel distracted or unproductive, the first thing you might think about is focus; as in “I need to get focused.” This conjures ideas of laser-centered attention to one thing. Actually, you may have the idea of focus all wrong. Dr. Jim Taylor writes in Psychology Today: “Let me […]
“My employer” was named by 75% of those surveyed worldwide as the most trusted institution in the recently released 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. These findings from the annual report, now in its 19th year, reflect the significance of building and maintaining trust in the workplace.
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Maslow helps us understand. This question is not a literal one. You see your people daily. Rather it is a figurative idea. If you manage and lead any part of a business, you likely have a team surrounding you. Regardless of them being co-workers, direct reports, peers, or superiors, they […]
Change for the sake of change is meaningless. However, progress toward a new goal or achievement is more vital and more valuable to your organization.
Before you spend a lot of time trying to build and improve the trust factor at work, take a hard look at the ways you might be derailing trust.
There’s a popular business analysis tool known as S.W.O.T. It provides a method for looking at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. SWOT reviews are done for business issues of all kinds like competition, market position, product design, sales, and technology. As applied to a business, you can see the merit […]
Whether you are the boss or just one of the team, you have choices every minute of every day. The way you decide to show up in the moment can be the single greatest factor in measuring your effectiveness and success.
Have you ever tried breaking an old habit to replace it with some new behavior?
Of course you have. Whether it’s a diet, exercising more, reading more, less device time, or other lifestyle changes, adopting a new behavior can be tough.
Are you responsible for a team at work? Is it performing at the highest level you can imagine? I’ve been writing about the impact that trust can have on your team. But why does trust matter? Trust is not merely a soft, social virtue; rather, trust is a pragmatic, hard-edged, […]