A frame is the foundation from which everything evolves. Set a frame of kindness, cooperation, win/win and benevolence and a very mutually beneficial result will most likely occur.
The small and mid-sized companies I work with consistently deliver on their promises to customers. These promises are important, but they are promises made outside the organization.
In today's working world, one of the biggest threats to any business is a lack of productivity in employees; no matter how well qualified, or how much experience an employee has, if they're unable to focus on the task at hand, they're going to drag your business down in the long-term.
The first step in motivating a faltering individual is identifying the reason for the changed behavior. While it's tempting to attribute the issue to boredom or laziness, there's very likely a more significant problem.
When making a presentation to a new audience, the smart thing to do, if there is an opportunity, is to ask your audience by show of hands, if they have some knowledge of your industry or space.
How to motivate employees? According to new research, messages from on high need to be more abstract and less details. And messages from immediate supervisors need to be more concrete. Here's the summary.
Think back to the most emotional conversation you've had recently at work and at home. Chances are good each resulted from misinterpreted intentions.
In the open-talent economy, employees have options, and talent is a scarce resource. Business leaders are thinking like talent economists and sustainability...
When you start your own business, you have leadership thrust upon you, whether you're ready for it or not, and I've seen plenty of people who have never even led a team, let alone a business, completely transform in taking on that responsibility and rise to the occasion.
People often enter team-building activities with feelings of trepidation, suspicion, and nervous intrigue. If you've ever sat in a circle of chairs while sporting an illegible name badge and peered across at a colleague with a droll smile, then you might sympathize with these negative perceptions.