As school gets started in most parts of the country, here are some tips for working parents. For those of you who are not working parents, read on and learn how you can give extra empathy to your co-workers. A recent article in Harvard Business Review* identified these challenges for working parents and how to address them: 1. Rehearse Your Transitions. Going back to … [Read more...] about Working Parent’s Survival Guide
As recently discussed in this blog space, we all vividly remember negative feedback we receive – and it can be tough to deal with. But what about positive feedback? All too often we just say “thanks” and move on when we receive positive feedback. We kind of discount it. This can be a lost learning opportunity. One of the most important things we can learn about … [Read more...] about Leverage Positive Feedback
Sometimes it comes out of the blue, perhaps in a meeting from a senior leader everyone respects: “That is the worst, most thoughtless idea I have ever heard.” Ouch! Other times it may be in the dreaded performance review: “The input I am getting on you is that you are manipulative and don’t care about others.” Whoa! Whether you think the source of the “FeedSmack” is … [Read more...] about Have You Been “FeedSmacked” Lately?
You are very good at what you do! Congratulations! But is there, perhaps, such a thing as “being too good?” Here are seven “warning signs” that you may have fallen into what a Harvard Business Review article* author calls the “Expertise Trap”: 1. You’re unfamiliar with new technologies/approaches in your industry 2. You often use the phrase “That’s how we have … [Read more...] about Blinded by Expertise?
Research shows that “happy employees have, on average, 31% higher productivity; their sales are 37% higher; their creativity is three times higher.”* That is quite a “happiness advantage” both for people who are “happy” and organizations who cultivate “happiness” in their employees. In an article by Shawn Achor in Harvard Business Review*, he outlines three ways that … [Read more...] about The Happiness Advantage