Problem Employees or Problem Managers?

When I ask managers what their biggest challenge is, it seems like they always say the same thing: problem employees. This is something every business and organization struggles with.

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

Some leaders prefer to take a hands-off approach when it comes to their employees' personal lives, but, in fact, getting to know your employees outside of work and taking an active role in supporting their hobbies can benefit your company in several unexpected ways.

Quality and Meaning for People

In the open-talent economy, employees have options, and talent is a scarce resource. Business leaders are thinking like talent economists and sustainability...

The Greatest Secret of the Magnetic Person

One secret and irresistible quality of magnetic people is that they're grateful. They are genuinely thankful, and it shows in their interactions with others. Even though we don't usually think of gratefulness as a major personality trait, it actually goes a long way towards shaping who we are.

The Line Between Being Nice and Being Fair

If you cannot be grateful for what you have received, then be thankful for what you have been spared. ~Yiddish Proverb So many managers I work...

Yes, You Should Care Whether Your Employees Like You

Some leaders will say that they don't care about being liked, but I can tell you from personal experience that making an effort to win over your employees, earn their trust, and make them happy can make a huge difference in your company.

5 Key Ingredients of Courageous Leaders

A great leader knows how to get the best out of their people. Through strong, clear guidance, they enable others to walk tall and...

An Off-Site That Motivates Employees to Inspire

I wake up in the morning rested, alert, happy and excited to start my day. If I didn't, I know exactly what I wouldn't do: attend a typical off-site retreat jam packed with unproductive discussions not aligned with my objectives and goals.

3 Unconventional Ways to Inspire Your Team

When’s the last time that you inspired your team? If you can’t recall, then that’s a problem. Of course, inspiring someone else is sometimes easier said...

How to Keep the Office Movin’ and Shakin’ During Slow Times

One of the best ways to gain one more customer is to keep your employees happy: your people who deal directly with the people. Here are three suggestions to keep everyone in the office enthusiastic in those less-than-exciting times of the year.

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