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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, […]

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

How to Keep Your Team Motivated All Day, Every Day

As a team leader it can be exhausting to juggle all of your own duties, let alone make sure that everyone else is motivated enough to carry out theirs. I’ve learned that the hard way after two and a half years of heading up our marketing team.

Add in that we’re all remote workers who have never met each other in person, and you have a recipe for low motivation all around.

Thankfully, necessity breeds innovation, and through a brutal run of trial-and-error I’ve found five core tips to help inspire your team and keep everyone motivated all day, every day. […]

Virtual Team Management Checklist

Today’s guest article is written by our newest associate: Zoe Tracey. Zoe is an insightful, dynamic and dedicated human resources practitioner who achieves strong business outcomes by identifying and addressing issues and building capability at an organisational and individual level. An organisational development specialist with experience across a broad range of projects, Zoe brings a behavioural focus to leadership and organisational effectiveness. Read more about Zoe and her experience here.

Virtual teams are increasingly common in today’s workplace.  Whether your team is geographically dispersed and located in different cities or countries, you are on the road a lot and are not […]

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

5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

Today, we’re finishing up our miniseries on workplace stress.

We’ve covered a great deal of ground these past few weeks when it comes to this incredibly important yet often overlooked topic. Despite how pervasive an epidemic it is (approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis), not enough workplaces are addressing the issue head on. Instead, stress has become something of a taboo subject that workers shy away from.

Perhaps these workers don’t want to seem ill-equipped to handle the demands of their job. Or perhaps the majority of us have simply accepted that ‘everyone […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Autonomy, Change, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Productivity, Research, Social Support, Stress|Comments Off on 5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

How to identify stress among employees

According to a recent study, approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis in the workplace.

It’s a costly epidemic.

Karen Higginbottom over at Forbes writes, “Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower engagement, are less productive and have higher absenteeism levels than those not working under excessive pressure…”

“The economic consequences also are alarming,” writes Rebecca Maxon over at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “Workplace stress costs U.S. employers an estimated $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers’ compensation, medical insurance and other stress-related expenses.

Apart from the effects experienced by the […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Coaching, Development, Leadership, Positivity, Productivity, Social Support, Stress|Comments Off on How to identify stress among employees

Helping employees overcome a scarcity mindset

Last time on the blog, we introduced the concept of a ‘scarcity mentality’ in the workplace—a very real matter that many employees experience across a wide variety of companies and organisations.

Why does the scarcity mentality matter in the workplace? Because if your team members maintain such a mindset in their day-to-day job, it can have detrimental results: pessimism, unhealthy competitiveness among each other, and a general lack of cooperation. Suddenly, instead of viewing each co-worker as a colleague and teammate, employees view those in their workplace as rivals they must best. This unfortunately leads to an environment that feels […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Change, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Mindfulness, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Productivity, Social Support|Comments Off on Helping employees overcome a scarcity mindset

How to deal with a scarcity mentality in the workplace

In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell speaks about The Law of the Mirror. This law asserts that your team will mirror your attitudes and behaviours. In other words, people do what they see, which is why your influence on your team is extremely important. The mindset you model is the mindset your team will also exude. That said, you get to set the tone for your organization.

The question is: what does that tone look like? Some leaders report that their teams seem pessimistic at times, uncooperative with each other, and negatively competitive, as if they’re […]

The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 4

For the past few weeks, we’ve embarked upon a series all about emotional intelligence. With each new installment, we’ve dived deep into the Mayer & Salovey model in particular, which highlights four skills that are essential to building emotional intelligence. Those skills are:

Identifying Emotions
Using Emotions
Understanding Emotions
Managing Emotions

You can read the previous installments in the series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

 

Today, we’ll be discussing the final skill in the model, which is managing emotions.

Managing emotions is the ability to effectively and constructively manage your emotions and the emotions of others while also being able to incorporate those […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Communication, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Personality, Positivity, Social Support|Comments Off on The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 4