The Four Golden Rules of Time Management

Back in the days when I was a PhD student, struggling to work full time, raise three kids, run a household on top of everything, perform my duties as a student, I had an interview as part of the PhD process where I was asked; what is your biggest challenge as a student? I remember pausing, as if the answer is in the question already, and quite simply said: time.

The Seven Characteristics Of Successful Company Cultures

Successful company cultures manifest seven distinct characteristics as well. These are company cultures that indicate growth and an upward dynamic, and they are typically characterized by a high level of teamwork and engagement. Here are the seven characteristics of successful company cultures.

Three Common Challenges (and Best Remedies) for Employee Engagement

Employee engagement should always be looked at as a tool for the purpose of reaching the organization’s goals and its success. As we keep that in mind, it is important to evaluate each action we take in relation to employee engagement in the light of progressing towards the organization’s goals. Basically, we need to translate the goals into action by breaking them into steps and then making sure that everyone is engaged in the role and together everyone is progressing as efficiently as possible towards the organization’s goals.

How to Create a Company Culture of Communication

Do people in your company feel heard? Are leaders within the company open to new ideas? Is it acceptable for everyone within the company to come up with ideas, no matter what their position is? Is management transparent, open, and honest with all employees? Workplace communication is the transmission of information from one person or group to another person or group in an organization. It can include face-to-face communication, e-mails, text messages, voicemails, notes, and so on.

Why You Should Have a Gratitude Attitude and How It Can Transform Your Life

We all know that having gratitude is important, but research shows us just how important and powerful it truly is, and how much impact it can have on our health, wellness, and overall success. The mind is an incredible thing. We always reach higher and want more. Who knew that so much can be accomplished, just by realizing what we have and being grateful for it, and by that making it the foundation for our motivation and goals?

Best Strategies for Evaluating Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a tricky subject, and even trickier to measure. Being tricky, though, does not excuse leaders from constantly monitoring it, due to the tremendous impact it has on performance. Job Satisfaction is so hard to measure accurately. How do you know if someone is truly engaged? How do you know what “engagement” means? There are so many definitions of the word, that it’s hard to tell if an employee is engaged or not.

Why Quarterly Reviews Don’t Improve Performance, and What You Can Do About It

Nobody likes performance reviews. Although the traditional performance reviews are still used in most organizations, it is really a problematic practice that not only does not improves performance but oftentimes decreases engagement and therefore misses the point. New research now indicates that performance reviews not only do not improve performance- but actually damage performance.

How to Develop a Company Culture of Feedback?

When we talk about developing a company culture of feedback, we have to differentiate between feedback and criticism. The main difference between the two is in the motivation of the speaker. Constructive feedback comes from a place of support, while criticism is fundamentally punitive. Someone who offers constructive criticism wants the best for the person they offer it to.

Can’t Stand Your Co Worker? Check Your Vision

If you like your job, take pride in what you do and work hard to move up in the ladder, but when you think about work there is this one person that makes you feel horrible about your day, you are in good company. While you may feel that the difficulty with that person stems from their incapabilities, professionally or on an interpersonal level, things may be a little different than you think.

Corporate Leadership Through Change

The modern workplace has significant levels of stress and conflict related to change-management and downsizing. Technological change can cause conflict, as can changing work methodologies. Sometimes change would come in the form of a new boss, with new ideas and new methodologies. Just reorganization alone, which is some workplaces tends to be almost chronic, leads to tremendous amounts of stress and conflict.

On Descending Company Cultures and the Importance of a Healthy Organizational Culture

The goal of enhancing company culture should be at the heart of every organization. We often see a company’s culture as its personality, and as a result, it really determines how the company operates. That culture, then, is essential to the success of the company as well as to its ability to grow within its market, sustain and increase its growth, handle competition well, and overcome obstacles and challenges. Company culture should never be neglected, and it should be cultivated on an ongoing basis. So how can this book help your company?

How to Diffuse an Anger Bomb in the Workplace

Dealing with rage from one of your co workers or employees? Handling rage in the workplace will require you to let go of any impulsive instincts that you may sense crawling up your spine, and to use your emotional intelligence. The problem is that we differ greatly from each other, not only in how we address conflict but in when we prefer to address it. Our first reaction to any situation is generally emotional

Courageous Conversations: How Handle Difficult Conversations in the Workplace and in Our Personal Lives

We all face difficult conversations that need to be handled. And we all dread them. We can call those Courageous Conversations, because they oftentimes require so much courage to handle. On a personal level, this can be a conversation with your spouse, your parent, your sibling, or friend. In the work environment, this can be a much-dreaded conversation with your boss, with your colleague or with a client.