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Recognition: The Secret Ingredient for Confidence and Ultimate Success

July 31, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Psychology, Success, Work, Human Behavior

Whether you're a business leader, a student, or a mid-level employee, you want to feel confident and to be successful. Generally, leaders are already confident and are trying to encourage their teams so they feel more self-assured. On the other hand, many individuals still grapple with a lack of self-confidence.

No matter who you are, understanding the connection between recognition and confidence will help you find success. 

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120+ Team Building Ideas

February 13, 2019 / by Kate Sheffield posted in Purpose, Relationships, Team Building, Teams, Teamwork, Work, Management and Leadership

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Can You Get a Toxic Team Past Dysfunctional Behavior?

February 6, 2019 / by Ed Stevens posted in Teamwork, Tech, Work, Culture, Leadership

It’s an all-too-familiar scenario: a couple of disgruntled employees with a glass-half-empty outlook are constantly poisoning the well and spreading their unhappiness to the other workers. Team members find it difficult to trust one another, projects stagnate (or worse, implode), and productivity plummets.

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How to Keep Your Remote Team Feeling Engaged and Part of the Company Community

January 16, 2019 / by Kate Sheffield posted in Relationships, Remote Working, Team Building, Tech, Work

Having a significant number of your employees working remotely on any given day is the new normal, and for many managers, the management of people they can’t “drop in on” is something of a puzzle. But studies have shown that remote employees are, on the whole, happier and more productive than their in-house counterparts, so companies need to embrace effective strategies for keeping them engaged.

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Social Media in the Workplace: Friend or Foe to Productivity?

December 21, 2018 / by Ed Stevens posted in Social Media, Technology, Work, Community, Productivity

Let’s set the scene: you pass by an employee’s desk and notice their attention is not on the computer in front of them, but on the phone in their hand. This is a common occurrence throughout the day and as their manager, you presume that their productivity has taken a hit even if the quality of their work says otherwise.social+media-3

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Millennials Are Challenging the Status Quo, Are You Ready?

December 12, 2018 / by Kate Sheffield posted in future of work, Work, Workplace, Culture, Millennials

Evan Spiegel, millennial and CEO of Snap Inc famously noted of his generation, “We do have a sense of entitlement, a sense of ownership, because after all, this is the world we were born into, and we are responsible for It.”

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We Believe in Radical Transparency and This is Why You Should Too

December 5, 2018 / by Ed Stevens posted in Work, Workplace, Culture, Leadership, Management

Radical Transparency has been the subject of a TED Talk, and even received a shoutout on an episode of the HBO show “Silicon Valley,” but can your company truly benefit from this controversial concept? It’s certainly not new, but the buzzy business term has gained widespread exposure from the book Principles by Ray Dalio. In Principles, Dalio shares how he transitioned his company, Bridgewater Associates, from boss-to-employee critiques to a more thoughtful exchange of differing ideas, even when it means disagreeing with a superior. Dalio was encouraged to make this transformation after a colleague told him that his feedback style was too blunt. [Photo: Nadine Shaabana}  [Photo: Nadine Shaabana}

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5 Transformative Employee Appreciation Trends

October 17, 2018 / by Ed Stevens posted in future of work, Employee Engagement, Work, Employees

 

Saying ‘thank you’ will never go out of style. But when technological innovations seem to make us feel more isolated instead of more connected, how can we turn these simple ‘thank yous’ into ongoing, interactive moments that foster community building?5+transformative+trends-3

Already, companies are making it a priority to answer this question, and as they do, discovering that employee happiness can be a transformative force. We’ve identified five emerging trends in how organizations are using empathy and appreciation to drive workplace culture and empower one another.

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The Four Types of Work Relationships You Should Cultivate

October 17, 2018 / by Ed Stevens posted in Relationships, Work, Workplace, Friendship, Mentorship

 

The people we work with have an enormous impact on our lives, both personally and professionally. So it’s no wonder that within the professional ecosystem, we manage different types of relationships that benefit us and our work in different ways. A Gallup poll on the state of the American workplacefound that close friendships at work have an immediate and tangible impact, “When employees possess a deep sense of affiliation with their team members, they are driven to take positive actions that benefit the business.” [Photo: RawPixel}

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4 Tips to Getting that Promotion by Becoming a More Effective Leader

October 11, 2018 / by Ed Stevens posted in Promotion, Success, Work, Workplace, Leadership

 

Leaders are made, not born.

study released by the University of Illinois states that leadership is 30% genetic and 70% a result of the lessons you have learned from life experience. That’s great news for all of us. Because although just some are born with natural leadership skills, becoming an effective leader is something we all can learn through an ongoing process of introspection, self-awareness, and being open and receptive to all feedback.

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