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21 03, 2017

4 tips for creating a great work environment

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The workplace is constantly evolving. In this day and age, there are a number of factors that most industry leaders would agree affect a potential new employee’s decision to come onboard with a company. Surprisingly, competitive salaries and benefits aren’t always at the top of the list. We’re at a point where employees are seeking one thing above all else in their job hunt—a happy, healthy, and productive work environment.

With the rise of the health and wellness industry, more and more people are recognizing the need for work/life balance and stress management. Workplaces that overlook these essential factors will […]

14 03, 2017

How clutter in the office can hurt the productivity of your team

By |March 14th, 2017|Productivity, Research, Stress|0 Comments

If you have ever worked in an office that was full of clutter, you might have noticed that you were less productive. However, you may not have considered that it was actually the clutter around you that was impacting your workflow. There are many ways in which clutter can decrease the productivity of your team, and here are some of the foremost.

 

The Causes of Clutter

When you are busy at work, and your team is racing to meet a deadline, it is common to toss aside unused documents and other items so that you can focus on the task at […]

6 03, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

By |March 6th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building, Research, Resilience, Social Support, Values and Behaviours|0 Comments

Today, we’re completing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

There’s a reason why Stephen Covey’s global sensation has been a bestseller for decades. The information found within the pages of this book truly has the power to change your life both in the personal and professional spheres.

My hope is that your journey through this 7-part series has been informative, educational, and enlightening. I hope also that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment with amazing results.

Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at the ground we’ve covered so far. In case you’ve […]

27 02, 2017

7 reasons why your best employees underperform – and how to fix that

By |February 27th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Development, Motivation, Potential, Productivity|1 Comment

Since many employers spend a lot of time and resources recruiting talent, they expect to get as much return. However, this isn’t always the case. A lot of companies are stuck with employees who have the right qualifications but seem to be unable to perform mundane tasks.

The following are reasons why employees underperform and what you could do to get the best out of them.

 

 

Their job description isn’t clear

Many employees perform poorly because they don’t know what tasks they should undertake. They spend a lot of time doing someone else’s duties or performing non-essential work to the […]

21 02, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Synergise

By |February 21st, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Book Reviews, Coaching, Communication, Community, Development, Leadership, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Teamwork|0 Comments

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I hope this series has proved to be informative and enlightening, and that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment into your personal and professional life with amazing results. We only have two more habits to talk about, but before we dive into that, let’s look at the ground we’ve already covered.

Here are the topics we’ve discussed thus far:

In Part 1 ,we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live […]

9 02, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Seek First to Understand

By |February 9th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Communication, Development, Leadership, Mastery, Mindfulness, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building|0 Comments

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1 ,we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

In Part 4, we talked about the notion of thinking ‘win-win’ to build your character and create better relationships.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #5 in Covey’s bestselling book: seek first to […]

3 02, 2017

How to create the culture of innovation

By |February 3rd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Development, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Potential, Productivity|0 Comments

Every workplace needs a little more innovation to carry it into the future. The top performers in your office might have been with you for years, and they’re probably used to the way you’ve always done things. If your original company culture never held innovation as a core value, it’s time to make some changes. This means it’s time to get rid of a lot of the everyday processes you take for granted and allow the imaginations of your employees to fill the gaps.

 

Get Together

Ideas can’t grow and people can’t contribute if they’re all sprawled out in different corners […]

24 01, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

By |January 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Teamwork|0 Comments

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1, we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #4 in Covey’s bestselling book, and that’s the habit of thinking win-win.

You’ve no doubt heard this expression before, most likely in sentences like […]

11 01, 2017

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

By |January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|0 Comments

Welcome to the third installment in our series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book: being proactive. Being proactive is all about taking a self-starter’s response to life’s challenges. In other words, you take the initiative. Instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, you step forward and create your own opportunities. The result? A powerful paradigm shift that allows you to see how much you truly have influence over in your life.

The second installment, […]

5 01, 2017

The power of victory: why great leaders celebrate small wins with their teams

By |January 5th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Relationship Building|0 Comments

One of the key attributes of a great leader is knowing how to react to the successes and failures of the company on a daily basis. Keeping your team working hard, happy, and productive is the way to success. If you manage all of your successes properly, you can achieve a lot of great things. Here’s why you should celebrate even the small wins with your team.

 

 

Boost Morale

One of the main problems with long-term or ongoing projects is that they can start to drag. The team begins to feel that they are working hard but getting nowhere. The end […]