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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 4

Productivity. Teamwork. Happiness. Wellbeing. These are all things we want in any workplace. When we find ourselves in a work environment that embodies these attributes, we thrive. Creativity soars. Collaboration takes place more regularly and does so at enhanced levels. Team members build health relationships with each other and thereby make the workplace enjoyable. For […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 3

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been discussing positive psychologist Martin Seligman’s PERMA Model, which was widely published in his influential 2011 book Flourish. The PERMA Model represents five essential elements that must be in place for us to achieve lasting well-being. In terms of organisations and the workplace, these five elements additionally represent […]

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Building positive culture in the workplace, Part 2

This month, we began a series on building positive culture in the workplace. We discussed Barbara Frederickson’s Broaden and Build Theory, which asserts that the more positivity we experience, the likelier we are to exhibit behaviors such as: discovery, awareness, and curiosity. In order to experience more positivity, then, it would behoove us to consider […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace

Imagine a workplace where… you’re actually glad to come into work. collaborations with colleagues come easily your team brainstorms and develops phenomenal ideas all hands are on deck; everyone’s committed, focused, and enthusiastic about the work ahead as a result, the end-products you produce are game-changing for your company at the end of the day, […]

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Generation Y: how to attract and keep them?

Our guest author, James Goodricke, continues his thoughts on Generation Y in the workplace in Part 2. Read Part 1 here. While generation gaps are nothing new, with Generation Y it isn’t so much a gap as a discontinuity. Growing up with the internet has given them a very different way of viewing the world, […]

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The top 8 ways to lead by example

Good leaders must lead by example. When the actions of leaders are in alignment with what they say (“Walking the Talk”), they become people that inspire others to want to follow them. When leaders say one thing but do another, they erode trust, a critical element of productive leadership. When people are cynical and distrustful, […]

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Are you avoiding having a difficult conversation?

Not many people enjoy having challenging conversations. You know the ones; you don’t agree and the emotions are likely to be strong. Some examples might be: Dealing with offensive behaviour from a co-worker Giving the boss negative feedback Giving a poor performance review Critiquing a colleagues work Recall your last crucial conversation. What happened? Did […]

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Tips for getting the best from your leadership coaching

If you are a leader, a business person or just want to learn to be more effective at work, executive coaching is one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself. A good coach helps you gain clarity and provides a safe yet challenging environment for you to practice self awareness and to […]

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Praise – the cost-free incentive

What is the best way for a manager to motivate employees? The traditional answer would be to give them a cash bonus, but studies have shown that cash bonuses are becoming less effective. The practice has become so common that most employees now expect it – it’s just a part of their salary expectation. That […]

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Incorporating fun into the workplace

Is your workplace having fun? As counterintuitive is it may seem, incorporating fun into the workplace can create a big boost in productivity. Indeed some of the most successful companies in the world are also some of the most fun places to work. Mind you, not every employer wants to follow Google’s example and start […]