You expected “X,” but the other person or team did “Y.” This “pulls your trigger” or “pushes your button” and you emotionally flood.
Your emotions instinctively, instantaneously initiate survival thoughts and actions…
Most organizations do not regularly recognize employees for their contributions. Others do minimum recognition. However, one rapidly growing IT managed services provider does minion recognition.
More on that in a moment…
In my last blog post I promised to follow-up with an explanation of some habits you can develop to notice when people are not telling you the entire truth, or outright lying.
First, let’s consider some of the people who lie to you…
It was 2008 at a Big Ten indoor track event. Heather Dorniden, now Heather Kampf, was the favorite in her 600-meter race.
The race was three laps around an indoor track. As she moved into first place towards the end of the second lap, her heel got clipped by the runner she was overtaking and she fell.
Do you want a real assessment of your performance?
Here is a simple exercise to get a glimpse of your current leadership strengths, weaknesses, and impact of your company culture. It takes less than 5 minutes.
For decades millions of Americans have lamented the Republican and Democratic candidates in our presidential election forced us to choose between the lesser of two bad options. This is a classic Fool’s Choice.
A Fool’s Choice is when we mistakenly think there are only two options, when in reality there are more.
Soft skills. It’s a term you’ve probably heard before. From executives and consultants, to Seth Godin and Inc Magazine, people are talking about the importance of soft skills so much it feels like a new diet craze.
However, when you take some time to investigate, it becomes clear that “soft skills” just means “likeable”, “conscientious”, or “admirable”. It’s a broad term used to describe almost all non-technical skills.
A consistent training regimen is important for you and your team. Effective training provides new hires and existing employees with the skills and knowledge they need to not only do their job but improve their performance. However, like many companies, you may not be sure how to train your employees, when to train them, and when to retrain them on previous skills.
Some of the definitions for “treadmill” on Dictionary.com is: “an exercise machine…. (or) any monotonous, wearisome routine...”
Do you have time each day, or an entire daily routine, that feels like you’re on a treadmill?
Lincoln’s presidential nomination at the Republican party convention in 1860 took many by surprise, including his three primary rivals at that convention: William H. Seward, Edward Bates, and Salmon P. Chase.
The country lawyer and failed senate candidate did not have the pedigree of other candidates. However, he also didn’t have their political baggage.
I was driving the other day and was struck by a number of toxic behaviors our Clients are experiencing in leaders and staff. This inspired me to write again about narcissism and similar behaviors. When you catch someone behaving disrespectfully or unethically, realize it is much worse than that one instance. You have to take action…
The last time you made a mistake, did you blame someone else?
There have been a few times when one of my Clients’ employees have not liked something that their boss did, and then just did not show-up at work the next day. They called-in “sick” and blamed their boss rather than own the fact their behavior is wrong…
Let’s cut to the chase: It is completely legal to use a personality assessment in your hiring process as long as it is not the sole basis for evaluating the candidate.
Satisfied? Get back to work! For the rest of you, read on.
How can you combine team bonding, education, and training?
And laughs? Lots of laughs!
Ryan McFarland, Service Desk Manager at vertikal6 has a solution.
One of my goals for this year is to automate as many things as possible at Manage 2 Win. In the past we have been bogged down with so many manual tasks it has been difficult to actually focus on work that matters most.
Emailing emailing each newsletter and podcast episode. Changing customer credit card information over the phone. Manually requesting information for talent assessments. What a waste of time!