Everybody wants to be a “team player”, getting along with other members of a group, so much so that you might find yourself censoring yourself in order to fit in and not rock the boat. Getting along with team members is very important group behavior, but it leads to the possibility of the team ... Views: 483
“I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me, but I can’t help it that I’m so popular.” –
Gretchen, Mean Girls
Does your workplace have a clique problem? A clique is a close group of co-workers who socialize both during and after work. They may form a corporate subculture with inside jokes, ... Views: 855
The success of a business depends on several components, and the most important of these components is good leadership. Without proper leadership, a company will not succeed. Just look at some of the most successful businesses in the world and then take a look at their leaders; Microsoft and ... Views: 933
As much as we would like, there's no escaping stress. But stress in itself is not negative. Stress can also be positive. Everybody needs a certain amount of stress to perform your best at work. The key to stress management is to determine the right amount of stress that will give you energy, ... Views: 379
Everyday interruptions at work can cause barriers preventing you from using your time effectively and, ultimately, can be a barrier to a successful work environment. Learning how to deal with interruptions at work can be quite a challenge.
I recently read an article that showed ... Views: 401
Have you ever noticed how your perceptions and those of others often don't match?
It is said that we all hold “a piece of the pie.” This is why collaboration is necessary and usually advantageous at work: to gain access to unfamiliar territory and the new resources that live in other people. ... Views: 480
"I'm never going to be able to do this job; I'm just not smart enough."
"Why does my boss want me to present at the trade show? I'm a terrible public speaker, and I'll just embarrass the company."
"I wish I could stick up for myself at work; in every meeting, I let the others walk over my ... Views: 456
Recently I spoke with Ted, who had been spending some time working on leadership skills with one of his newer leaders. This person “Bob” came from a labor industry background and had little exposure to leadership training. When they met the first thing Ted became aware of was that Bob was eager ... Views: 322
The idea behind holding team building events or conferences is to get everyone within a company or department working together towards the same goal. One of the biggest factors involved in this is communication. Whether via email, phone or face to face; there are thousands of interactions that ... Views: 444
Are your employees happy at their jobs?
With all the stress of the modern career these days, not to mention the added work load and extra hours the average employee is expected to work, it is not hard to understand that the stress has negatively taken its toll. Statistically speaking, they're ... Views: 575