As the leader of the team, you’re always looking to improve your effectiveness and find new ways to make your reports better at what they do. When you deal with people, emotions are always present. Understanding how to manage yours, and dial up your strengths through emotional intelligence can help you become a more personal, and therefore, better leader.Read More
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As an employer, you want your employees to be positively engaged at work for the best possible outcomes. Part of establishing that positive engagement is by focusing on motivation because it enables you to create a culture of meaningful work. It’s important you show you’re invested in what’s important to your employees because when employees feel the work they’re doing matters and contributes to their values and sense of self, your organization will thrive.Read More
Resigning from your job should be a straightforward conversation to have with your boss. However, whether you’ve worked at this organization for seven months or seven years, it’s never easy to say you’ve accepted a better offer elsewhere. It’s uncomfortable and tough. Most bosses usually understand, but there are some who don’t handle the news very well and some who totally reject it. Hopefully, you’ve been working with your boss long enough to predict how they’ll react. If you anticipate a potentially negative response or a full-on freak out, you should be prepared to deflect some pretty harsh comments.Read More
Over the course of your career, the pursuit of reaching your full career potential never ends. Meaningful careers are a labor of love, and the work to better oneself and keep moving forward should always be present. A career full of promotions and accolades often requires balancing your strengths with challenges that force yourself outside your comfort zone. However, when you feel like progressing (e.g. moving up or accomplishing significant feats) is not realistic, it’s likely because your career lacks this balance, and you may be headed toward a career plateau.Read More
So why is employee engagement important? Poor employee engagement can take a toll on your business, and ultimately, your career. Whether you’ve noticed (or want to prevent) an increase in turnover or negative changes in workplace behavior/attitudes, it might be time to reflect on your management style. You want to ensure the individuals who work for you are active contributors for the best possible outcomes.Read More