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10 05, 2017

5 ways to become more charismatic

By |May 10th, 2017|Brain Science, Coaching, Communication, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Personality, Positivity, Potential, Research|Comments Off on 5 ways to become more charismatic

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

Last time, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings. In case you missed the post, you can read it here.

This time around, we’re going to discuss communication […]

2 05, 2017

How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

By |May 2nd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Change, Communication, Community, Development, Growing Pains, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Resilience, Stress, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

When bad news comes around, it can often be devastating to a team. Whether it’s a project failure, a tightening of a deadline, or the removal of resources, it can kill their motivation to keep trying harder. You don’t want this to happen, so what do you do? Here’s how to break that bad news without destroying your team’s motivation.

 
Support them, always
One of the first things to do, even before you have bad news to deliver, is to ensure that you have a great work environment for your employees. You need a strong support system in place which makes […]

27 04, 2017

4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

By |April 27th, 2017|Coaching, Communication, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Mastery, Mindfulness, Positivity, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on 4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

Today, we’re beginning a new series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

We’ll begin by discussing how to communicate effectively during business meetings. In the corporate space, meetings are part of the routine. They serve many purposes. For one, they encourage teamwork by […]

12 04, 2017

How to Manage Difficult Team Members

By |April 12th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Manage Difficult Team Members

At one point or another, there’ll come a time when you have to handle a situation with a team member who can be described as ‘difficult’. Perhaps you already have. Or perhaps you’re dealing with the rising tension at present and know the moment is just on the horizon.

How you deal with such team members will say a lot about your leadership style and will also set the tone for your workplace at the same time, which is why it’s essential you know exactly how to go about it.

Below, find 5 tips for managing difficult team members in a […]

11 04, 2017

Developing an Effective Employee Training Program

By |April 11th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Hiring, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on Developing an Effective Employee Training Program

There are few steps during the hiring process that are more important than the proper training of employees. However, many businesses fail to recognize this fact and this can lead to high turnover rates and unprepared workers. Here are some tips for developing an effective employee training program.

 

Identify Goals

The foremost step in creating an employee training program is to identify the goals that need to be met for success to be achieved. Every business is unique, and therefore the goals will be dictated by the requirements in the workplace. For instance, when training hotel employees you may want to […]

21 03, 2017

4 tips for creating a great work environment

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 tips for creating a great work environment

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|Comments Off on How clutter in the office can hurt the productivity of your team

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|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

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|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Synergise

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 […]