Positivity

5 Ways to Be an Effective First-Time Manager

I remember my first day as a manager. I knew all the things I needed to do to be a good and effective first-time manager, but when it came to actually doing them, that’s when I realized that there is a big difference between knowing how to do something in theory…and actually doing it in real life. It took me months before I started feeling as if the actions I was taking were actually good, solid actions that were going to help the team and the company. To shorten the learning curve for those who are or are soon-to-be […]

5 Ways to Handle Employees With More Expertise

Most people imagine a natural hierarchy of knowledge in the workplace. It seems to be that the people with the most expertise manage those who are still learning.

In the real world, however, it doesn’t always happen that way. If you’ve found yourself in charge of someone who seems to be a jack of all trades, it can be a tricky situation to navigate. You might want to change the way you handle that employee – you’ll both be better for it.

 

 

Move Them Up

It’s one thing to deal with an employee who is simply incredible at his or […]

What thought leaders say about emotional intelligence

Today, we’re featuring another installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around emotional intelligence.

We’ve talked a lot about emotional intelligence here on the blog. In fact, we’re currently discussing emotional intelligence in a slideshare series, the first installment of which you can view here. The second installment is available here.

Why is emotional intelligence so important? For one, emotions are information. They tell us something about how we and others are feeling about a situation or […]

What thought leaders say about personal development

Today, we’re featuring another installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around the importance of continual learning and personal development.

Continual learning and personal development are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your career. Such investments allow you to stay abreast of industry trends, sharpen your skills, hone your craft, up-level your expertise, and further build out your own personal toolbox of knowledge and talents. Whether you attend conferences or workshops throughout […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Development, Mastery, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Quotes|Comments Off on What thought leaders say about personal development

What thought leaders say about positive culture in the workplace

Today, we’re featuring another installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around the importance of building a healthy and positive culture in the workplace for employees.

Imagine a workplace where…

Your employees are actually glad to come into work
Their collaborations with colleagues come easily
Your team brainstorms and develops phenomenal ideas
All hands are on deck, and everyone’s committed, focused, and enthusiastic about the work ahead

As a result, the end-products you produce are game-changing for […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on What thought leaders say about positive culture in the workplace

7 Ways to Celebrate Business Success with your Team

Celebrating business success should be a mainstay of your team management. It brings lots of practical benefits. Your team are likely to be motivated by the praise and recognition they have received for their work and will continue to work hard towards their next goal. Bringing the team together for a celebration helps to build and cement team relationships. And taking a break from the usual working day schedule can actually mean your team return to their desks rested and able to work more productively.

The benefits associated with celebration of success in the workplace has also led some organisations […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Productivity, Relationship Building, Social Support, Teamwork|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Celebrate Business Success with your Team

Operating at a higher purpose

Today, we’re featuring a new installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around success and operating with a higher purpose.

We’ve spoken a great deal on the blog here about the importance of purpose—both for the individual and for the greater whole that is a company or organisation. The fact of the matter is that we work better when there’s a purpose we’re working toward. People want to feel that there’s meaning and significance in the […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Quotes|Comments Off on Operating at a higher purpose

How to communicate to employees in times of stress

Today, we’re finishes our series on communication. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances.

Our hope is that the valuable content we’ve provided 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.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication strategies you can easily master to help you become a more […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Change, Communication, Community, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on How to communicate to employees in times of stress

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 […]

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 […]

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)