Leadership: Workplace

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May 9th, 2013

Does Your Team Know Their Work Matters?

Matt Monge, Top 100 Leadership Blogger, says leaders often talk about vision and culture, when they should focus on helping employees understand that what they do matters, and how it matters, and to whom it matters. “Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for...

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April 12th, 2013

Want to Be More Productive Personally?

Time matters. That’s why sometimes you need to schedule nothing. While this sounds counter-productive, Jeff Weiner, CEO at LinkedIn, says it is crucial to schedule time to think, reflect, synthesize information, and just take a breath! It is the best way (even the ONLY way) to do your job...

via Atlantic
April 6th, 2013

Trader Joe's Lesson: How to Pay a Living Wage and Still Make Money in Retail

Unlike many retail giants, QuikTrip, Trader Joe's, and Costco see their employees as an asset to be maximized, not an expense to be minimized. According to a recent article in The Atlantic by Sophie Quinton, "As a result, their stores boast better operational efficiency and customer service...

March 2nd, 2013

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than "Thx"

Sometimes a simple "thank you" isn't enough to make someone feel appreciated. This article in Fast Company offers three quick tips for how to show genuine gratitude to those with whom you work.  

February 26th, 2013

Write E-mails That People Won't Ignore

If your inbox is like most people’s today, important emails sit there waiting in line with a host of news feeds, spams, and forwarded jokes, and other occasionally important bits of communication. The same is true for those critical emails that you send to your boss, direct reports, and...

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February 16th, 2013

Are You More Than Just Your Lofty Job Title?

Ron Thomas, award-winning HR exec at Buck Consultants, reminds us in this TLNT blog of why it's a bad idea to base our identity in our job title. Even the secular world recognizes that work is more than a job. The bible brings ultimate meaning to work and defines our identity. Use this...

via Forbes
February 16th, 2013

Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive

Want to be more productive at work? Forbes staff writer, Susan Adams reports, "A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens...

January 29th, 2013

Keep Your Audience Engaged By Sharing the Stage

Harvard Business Review offers strategies on how to keep an audience engaged when making a presentation. How do you keep the attention of an audience when you are speaking?

via Inc.
January 29th, 2013

Best Way to Motivate Your Team for Free

Jessica Stillman writes in Inc. about an easy, accessible way to motivate employees that's free and grounded in concern for others rather than self-focused ends.   What motivates you? How do you motivate others?

January 15th, 2013

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

John Kotter argues that the words "management" and "leadership" are not interchangeable. He offers three primary misconceptions and explains that while leadership is needed at every level, over-management is not the key to success.

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace