Tag: work place behavior

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

Posted on September 8, 2019

In my experience as a pscycholgoist and leadership Coach, I often hear the challenge successful people have in managing their thoughts around mistakes which they have made.  The pointers given in this brief Harvard Business Review article are timeless and quite effective.  And, to top it off, these "manage your mind around mistakes" methods are founded in social science research.

The Need for Managers with Coaching Skills

Posted on April 1, 2019

Managers who effectively harness their coaching skills reap multiple benefits. Their employees are more committed, willing to put in greater effort and are less likely to leave. Most managers have had some training in coaching people for high performance. Ten years ago, 73% of managers received some form of training, according to BlessingWhite, a global leadership-development firm. But the firm's 2015 report reveals that employees who receive regular feedback through coaching conversations are in the ...

Growing Better Leaders: 5 Developmental Stages

Posted on February 19, 2019

  Like all maturing adults, leaders progress through sequential developmental levels. At the higher stages, they become more successful. With increased effectiveness, there’s a 38% probability of seeing higher business performance, according to one study. The increasingly complex and chaotic marketplace poses an urgent need to grow better leaders. Leaders remain confused, however, about how to strengthen their competencies. Rather than focusing on training, skills and knowledge, developmental-stage theory involves expanding one’s “forms of mind,” ...

Using Evidence Based Positive Psychology Methods to Grow Your Business

Posted on January 10, 2016

Social Scientists at the turn of the 21st century decided to study what makes people thrive, flourish and lead successful lives.  The results of these studies have given us some rich data to apply to our lives, especially our work lives where we are spending more and more of our time. Applying these resources to the work place costs minimal amounts.  The rewards on this investment yield: increased employee engagement, greater employee productivity and higher ...

Managing Yourself: Emotional Intelligence

Posted on June 22, 2015

How well do you manage yourself at work?  How about communicating with co-workers? Are you aware of your emotions enough to understand them before you say what you think?   Take this information quiz and get a clearer idea of how well you use your emotional intelligence now when leading.  This article also gives suggestions/resources to support improving this valuable set of skills for business leaders.

Want to Engage and Motivate Your Employees?

Posted on February 23, 2015

How to engage employees?  This article offers proven methods to answer this question...simply Love them.

Love 2.0

Posted on March 13, 2013

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”                                     Burt Bacharach and Hal David   Jackie DeShannon soulful rendering of this song, written in 1965, transported listeners for a few ...