Productivity

5 books every leader should read in 2018

With a New Year just around the corner, you’ve no doubt started giving thought to your goals for 2018. As a leader, chances are you’ll meet with your team for annual planning to chart the course of your company’s growth for the next year, to prepare for new growth, and to plan for any challenges you foresee. But leadership happens outside of the workplace as well, and the most successful leaders understand that you never stop sharpening your skills or increasing your knowledge.

Personal development, especially in the area of leadership, is a task all leaders should regularly pursue, so […]

7 books to help you become a better leader

The most successful leaders know that you never stop learning. They’re continuously building upon their skills and they’re regularly expanding their knowledge base.

If you’re an avid reader who enjoys adding to your toolbox, here’s a list of 7 incredible books that will help you become a better leader. You can click the cover image for any book in order to read more about it.

 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

“Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do […]

How to keep millennials motivated and focused at work

In the present age, the workplace culture is fast changing as more and more millennials are becoming a part of it. It is expected that within the next five years, half of the employee population will comprise of millennials. It is important to know that they are culturally as well as educationally different than the generation before them. So it is essential to adapt to new ways to keep millennials motivated and focused at work. Let’s have a look at some of the tips that will help you out:

 
Align Them with Your Vision
Millennials are notorious for job hopping, so […]

7 more podcasts for leadership training

Last week on the blog, we shared 6 of the best podcasts for leadership training. Podcasts have quickly become one of the most popular forms of training on the internet today, and there are countless podcasts available right now when it comes to leadership and personal development.

Perhaps the best part about podcasts is that you don’t even have to leave your home in order to take advantage of the wealth of information they contain. Besides that, you can listen to podcasts on just about any device: your laptop, tablet, phone, etc.

Since our previous list on podcasts was so popular, […]

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

How to manage employees who work from home

Having employees work from home means that you can have a business that is both flexible and cost-effective. If you have a business that requires maintenance customer service, technical support, administrative work, translation, research, writing, editing, or web design, you can certainly employ people who work in the comforts of their home.

These kinds of jobs don’t require a very constant face to face communication with the managers and colleagues. Nonetheless, some management is still necessary to ensure a smooth flow of work. In this article, we’ll share with you some of the ways that you can manage your employees […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Hiring, Leadership, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to manage employees who work from home

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