Motivation

3 more ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

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 communication in the sense of a business communication plan, specifically focusing on 3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential.

Today, we’ll share 3 more principles of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

How to create the culture of innovation

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 […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Development, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Potential, Productivity|Comments Off on How to create the culture of innovation

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

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 […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

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

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, […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

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

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 […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Relationship Building|Comments Off on The power of victory: why great leaders celebrate small wins with their teams

5 ways to defend yourself against stress

Today we’re continuing our series on stress management. We’re particularly focusing on the individual’s approach to overcoming stress and the personal strategies you can begin to implement in your own life to combat stress and live a healthier lifestyle with a better work/balance.

According to the Management Study Guide website, “Employees stress is a growing concern for organisations today. Stress is the response of people to the unreasonable . It may also bring out the best in individuals at times. It may induce an individual to discover […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Development, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on 5 ways to defend yourself against stress

7 Ways to Maximise Your Online Learning

Online learning is seen by many as the way of the future. With digital technology expanding the study horizons each day, who can argue? More than a bi-product of cultural evolution, the rise of e-learning is a viable method for established professionals to engage in adult learning.

A current and flexible environment that allows you to study anytime, anyplace and at any pace that is best suitable for you – isn’t that what we all want? If you’re about to enter a digital academic course, there are many best practices to keep in mind.

Maximise your online learning with these simple […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Development, Mastery, Motivation, Potential, Productivity, Research|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Maximise Your Online Learning