Lead by Example All employees want to be appreciated for their contributions and hard-earned knowledge. In multigenerational workplaces, such appreciation may be more difficult to achieve because of age-based stereotypes and misperceptions. It’s important to remember that younger employees have knowledge as well, for example—it’s just different from what those who have been in the […]
Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination. –R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., Beyond Race and Gender The Benefits of Inclusion As part of my training practice, I lead a workshop entitled “Inspiring a Collaborative and Respectful Work Environment.” During class, I have participants split into groups and answer the following […]
One of the best things you can do for your career is learn how to be a great communicator. After all, if you’re unable to get your point across in a way that inspires others to take action, how can your initiatives (or your career) possibly succeed? In any workplace conversation–whether it’s with a direct […]
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In last month’s blog post I explained why it’s important for managers to clearly define work ethic before discussing expectations with their direct reports. Today I’m building on that theme to discuss the importance of connecting work ethic to company mission. Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people […]
The first and paramount responsibility of anyone who purports to manage is to manage self; one’s own integrity, character, work ethic, knowledge, wisdom, temperament, words, and acts. —Dee Hock Of all the areas of conflict among the generations, work ethic is certainly the most challenging to overcome—partly because it’s an elusive trait to begin with. […]
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Now that you have neatly packed away the holiday décor, tossed away the greeting cards, as you reluctantly look down at the scale wondering how you are going to lose the butter cookie extra pounds, you might not fee like you have time to even wonder what the future has in store for you.. It’s […]
When it comes to making your New Year Career Resolution you need to make sure you do not carry bad habits over from one year to the next. Your career hangover needs to end with the confetti clean up and the empty bottles of bubbly. What does that mean to you? Well, if you are […]
You may be getting ready for a long holiday break, anticipating the much-needed rest and relaxation, or you may be working yourself to the bone before you take some time off. This may have been a tough year where you lost a close friend or family member, or you fought the good fight when it […]
you may have woken up in the morning thinking I can’t take do another day at that same old job. You may not think you have options. You may think you need time to figure it out. Maybe if someone would just present you with a few choices you would know what to do? It […]
You may have been the most excited person on the planet when you accepted the new job, or the promotion, or the chance to accept a new assignment. Without so much as a second thought you were all to glad to say “Yes!” and leap into the new opportunity like a kid on the first […]