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While some stress is actually healthy, chronic stress is debilitating. It preoccupies the mind, clouds our judgment, dulls our creativity and makes us physically sick. In this article, we will examine the concept of emotional backpacks and develop strategies for keeping ours light and well-equipped, even in stressful situations.
I was recently contacted by a facilitator at one of our manufacturing clients that is rolling out our Connecting with Respect process across their organization. Her question was interesting. Evidently, there were certain managers (and more senior employees) who were of the opinion that they should not be expected to respect others unless their respect had been “earned.” Could we possibly give her and her co-facilitators some ideas on how to constructively discuss this notion?
Have you ever experienced setting out to achieve a goal, maybe lose weight and keep it off, purchase a new home, or be selected for an over due promotion only to fall short? Possibly, your team agreed on new initiatives and spent countless hours designing a strategy only to execute and fall behind schedule. You may find the solution to overcoming these obstacles in the secret to the slight edge.
If we talk to ourselves in a way that creates a clear and emotionally compelling picture of the behaviors we want to reinforce, it literally creates pathways in our brains to facilitate movement toward those behaviors. When used for this purpose, we call this "self-talk", "affirmative reminders", or "affirmations".
By Michael Kerr|2015-09-11T10:41:11+00:00September 14th, 2015|
Inspiring workplaces are places where people feel motivated to perform at their best potential and to contribute their ideas for the betterment of the organization. Inspiring leaders understand that there are no motivational shortcuts. Pep talks, team building activities and salary perks all have their place, but creating a highly motivated workforce is not the result of a one, ten or even twenty times a year event.
Imagine that each and every day you are wearing an invisible backpack. And that the people you interact with either add to it with positive or negative emotions. At the end of the day, how heavy is your emotional backpack?
By Saul Torres|2015-09-02T14:32:06+00:00September 2nd, 2015|
According to The Herman Group, 75 percent of employees who voluntarily leave their jobs say they’re not pursuing other interests or chasing more money—they’re escaping bad managers and poor leadership.
Using our experience in internal communications, we looked at some of the most common things employees say after they quit, and how bosses can address these issues before it’s too late.
By Saul Torres|2015-10-06T14:11:18+00:00August 18th, 2015|
There’s no shortage of opinions on Millennials, but let’s start with a fact: They will outnumber Baby Boomers in the workforce by 2015. You read that right. This generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will also make up 75% of employees by 2025.
Because it’s clearly time for leaders to learn how to engage Millennials, here are three things to keep in mind.
As kids, we learned the most basic lesson about respect – treat others the way we want to be treated. This is a great life lesson that has carried me through many relationships in my lifetime. As I get older, however, I am starting to believe that there is something better than the Golden Rule. Some might call it the Platinum Rule.