My employee engagement Friday blogs have diminished in frequency lately. Writing doesn’t come easily for me and I have to feel inspired to complete my blog. When I read this blessing, I felt that inspiration: Everyone has something of beauty about them. Everyone you meet has something to teach you. Look up. Be present and … Continue reading A Thanksgiving “Blessing”
Research shows that people who cultivate gratitude get a boost in happiness and optimism, feel more connected to other people, are better-liked and have more friends, and are more likely to help others. They even sleep better and have fewer headaches (unless you’ve recently switched from your morning pot of coffee to a cup of … Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude
I recently watched Simon Sinek’s talk, Nobody Wins. Simon proposes that there are two things great leaders need, empathy and perspective. As an employee, we are responsible for doing the job. As a leader, we are responsible for the people who are responsible for doing the job. It’s hard to make the transition from being … Continue reading In Charge vs. In Your Charge
If any of you are parents or been in a position to watch children, you’ve probably caught yourself asking one of these questions: (1) What on earth have you done? (2) What in the ___ are you doing? (3) What will you think of next? In Robert Fulghum’s book “What On Earth Have I Done? … Continue reading 3 Questions for Better Engagement
Recently I read a quote that has stuck with me. “You bring your own weather to a picnic.” At first I laughed a bit and then I thought about it in many different contexts. If I show up and let the troubles of the day and frustrations I might be experiencing color my attitude and … Continue reading Conversations that Amaze!
A relevant and popular topic in my work lately has been the always present “change.” Two phrases I’ve heard repeatedly are, “there’s too much change” and “we’re experiencing change fatigue.” If you or your area is experiencing a lot of change, you may recognize the obstacles Daniel Stewart, President of Stewart Leadership, identified in a … Continue reading Engage in Change
A coworker recently shared with me that as they were walking into their building on their way to work, they overheard a small group of individuals complaining about some situation in the workplace. The negative energy from their conversation affected his mood for quite a while that morning. These are difficult times. We can’t keep … Continue reading Redirect Negative Energy into Productive Conflict