Since the beginning of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been an inspiring and charismatic figure – not just for Ukrainian citizens, but for people all over the world.
There are problems with our workplace culture. People aren’t getting along, and various factions are complaining about others. It’s young versus old; accounting versus sales.
As a manager, it’s one of the worst feelings in the world: an employee who deliberately disobeys direction. The result is generally negative and can be seen as incorrect work…
It can feel like we’re in a work time warp. So much has changed so quickly, and we’ve entered a new era of navigating the future of work expectations that will impact us for years. Depending on your perspective, some for better, some for worse.
It happens inevitably. We show up for a joyful holiday gathering with high expectations for family togetherness and giving thanks. Then someone brings up a dreaded word… Trump. Or Biden. How do we keep the peace with family members of a different political persuasion? Here’s how to avoid family conflict during holidays.
Are you looking for more organizational productivity? Where do you think employees would be more productive: in an organization that spends time connecting employees and aligning their performance with the mission, or ones that do nothing to keep employees working together? The difference is dramatic. In a study by McKinsey & Company, 84 percent of […]
We’ve been taught our whole lives to beware of strangers. It’s reasonable advice for a child, but as an adult, and particularly as a professional, we need to talk to strangers regularly. Strangers become customers, partners and friends, and all sorts of people we do business with. The Research will Surprise You If you thought […]
Are you struggling with navigating the pandemic workplace? Business communication has become more difficult as we all try to figure out the future of our work environment. You’re probably part of a hybrid workplace. Some are working remotely, some splitting their time between a home office and the bricks-and-mortar business, some are back full time. […]
One of the trickiest parts of managing a team is giving honest feedback, in a way that doesn’t come across as too harsh. Here are three ideas on how to give constructive feedback to an employee. First, check your attitude. You must always offer feedback to make someone better. Have a positive intent. When you […]
There are a lot of ways to maximize your work environment, and particularly your home office, to enhance your ability to work efficiently. Having a space you can close off from family or housemate interruptions is key. A comfortable chair will save your back, and getting your computer and other equipment in an ergonomic setup […]