Why Curiosity is Good for Business

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This post is written for leaders who want to improve the organization’s performance by understanding the value of encouraging curiosity and creativity.  Since curiosity/curious is a favorite concept of mine, I am sharing what I recently learned. When my sons were young, I told them they could not use the words “hate” or “bored.”  While they may dislike something, they …

Learn the Trends in HR!

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On September 26th (5:30om-8:30pm), DisruptHR is taking place and I am fortunate to be one of the speakers.  I am excited to participate and my topic is titled:  Thinking Beyond the Money.  According to the website: DisruptHR DSM is a night of short, focused talks designed to energize, inform, and empower HR leaders, business professionals, and community leaders who are …

Why Rituals Are Important

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I have been thinking a lot about rituals and why they are important.  In previous posts, I have shared why building community is one of the most essential tasks for a leader. This post is written for people who want to build a sense of stronger community within their workplace and/or within their family. Lately I have been thinking about …

Employee Engagement is Key: Read This To Learn More About It!

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  Employee engagement is critical for productivity, satisfaction, and growth.  But only 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work. Most people are disengaged or actively disengaged! This post is written for people who want to learn more about it in this post and podcast. Mark Crowley, author of Lead from the Heart, is one leadership guru I follow.  In fact, …

Leadership Wisdom Based on Experience

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Leaders can learn from the experiences of others.  We can learn from both good and bad experiences.  And we know hindsight is enlightening if we pay attention.  Read this to learn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs. For 10 years, Adam Bryant wrote a column every Sunday for the New York Times where he interviewed CEOs and/or senior leaders.  Now David Gelles …

Leaders Need To Remember: Positive Feedback Is Free!

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Do you want to help people feel motivated?  What motivates you?  Taking the time to express authentic appreciation and gratitude might be the answer.  NOTE:  If you missed my recent article in Training posted on LinkedIn, you can read it by clicking here.  Thanks for reading.   Are resources tight?  Do you wish you had more incentives to distribute?  Are your employees …

Are you a good neighbor?

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Leaders build community and communities consist of neighbors.  What does it mean to be a good neighbor?  Why is it important to be a good neighbor where you live and in the workplace?  Read this post to find out.   Last week I saw the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mister Rogers.  The timing of this film could not …

Advice for Graduates and for YOU and ME!

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This post is full of great advice for people of all ages.  It contains thought provoking wisdom we all can benefit from at least reading and thinking about now and for the future. NOTE:  My next monthly podcast will be posted this Friday the 13th!  If you take the time to listen to the wisdom of this Sage, please let …