Category: Team buliding

Bringing Cheer to Your Workplace

It’s the holiday season and everyone is trying to spread love and cheer everywhere but what about spreading that cheer at our workplace? As leaders, it is part of our responsibility to motivate our employees and give them a pleasant and happy environment. In a recent post on the Blake Connect blog, this topic was

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What Motivates You vs. What Motivates Me

We are all motivated by different means. Yes, there will frequently be some overlap but the combination of factors is fairly customized to each individual. As a leader, figuring out the perfect motivation is a skill. In a blog post today on The Recovering Engineer, motivation types were discussed. One prevalent model for motivation is

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What a Leader Should Never Say

As leaders, we expect that our employees, our team members, will listen and take value in what we have to say. By that same note, we need to make sure that what we are saying is actually of value and is helping those people be better at what they do and at who they are.

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Company Culture overcoming Leadership

Have you ever worked in a place where the culture is so important that everyone becomes almost lemming-like? Though a company’s culture is extremely important, it is also wise to stay in touch with reality and not be overtaken by the influence of the all-powerful culture. On the Leadership Training blog, author Bill Stinnett wrote

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Leaders Build, Not Tear Down

Today, my favorite read had to be this article by Meredith Bell about being critical of other people, especially those that you work with. If you tend to think or speak critically about others, there’s something going on within you that needs to be examined. There is some aspect of your own self that you

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Leading from Example: Delta Airlines

Many times I find that the best ideas for improving my leadership style and methods come from the example of others. And so it is beneficial to occasionally stop and look around to take in what others are doing that makes them successful. In his post today, author Art Petty wrote of his recent experience

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Positive Leadership

We all have downtimes and setbacks but as leaders, we are responsible to motivate our teams to perform. One of the best ways to do this is to practice positive leadership. Learn to spin what may first appear as a negative into an opportunity. On the LeadershipTraq blog, Mick Ukleja wrote a post today about

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Loving Where You Work

I was taken today by an excellent article on Fast Company.com’s leadership blog by Tony Schwartz. In the article, he discussed what makes a job great and what makes us love where we work. As leaders, not only does it matter to us what creates a great work environment for ourselves but also for those

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Leadership Links

Today I just wanted to share some interesting reads that I think you may find interesting. Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you have something fun and relaxing planned for your three-day weekend and don’t check that work email – take a real break! On the Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog – today they shared

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A Leader Should Start Counting…

Leaders are required to show evidence for their successes. How do they do this? Using metrics and evidence. But we aren’t always measuring everything that we could be to give us the full picture of our effectiveness. In his blog “Eight Unusual Things Leaders Should Measure”, Kevin Eikenberry gives ideas for different variants that we

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