I’m sure you’ve heard it said that to be a good listener you should "walk a mile in the other person’s shoes." Okay. But exactly how do you do that? And how can you know (RT @AMAnet: How To Be A Really Really Good Listener.
‘If you need me to motivate you, I probably don’t want to hire you’ (Business Leader) The scandals into the financial and banking sectors in Ireland and the UK are forcing a rethink of the effectiveness of performance pay and bonus systems..
Countless studies have shown that a happy workforce is more productive than a dissatisfied one. When a company can turn itself into a community, miraculous things happen. Unity takes hold and the company’s goals become the individual’s goals. Word gets out the company is a great place to work, and that it in turn helps it to attract even more stellar talent. A perpetual workplace culture of talent is created.
According to the late comedian George Carlin, “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” I have shared this statement with thousands of employees in many different companies and industries in...
A man stood in the L’Enfant Plaza metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin. It was a cold, January rush hour morning. Over a period of 45 minutes, he played six Bach pieces. Only seven people stopped to listen. 27 gave him money but continued to walk. He collected $32 in tips. When he finished playing and silence fell, no one noticed.
The violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played some of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million. Three days before this, Joshua Bell had sold out a theatre in Boston where the average ticket price was $100.
Having spent some time exploring the three Dimensions of social leadership, today, for the first time, I wanted to present the three Dimensions and nine components in full, as well as look at the conceptual design
Having begun to follow the social business movement back when it was still in the early "Enterprise 2.0" days, Stephen Lamb CIO at BCIT, was convinced that the time was approaching to challenge the conventional hierarchic business model.
When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.
Leadership lessons are often folded into life’s events. It’s simply a matter of stopping long enough to observe what is offered to us no matter the event. Achim reminds us all of this simple truth using the violence at a school in Decatur, Georgia.
Collaboration is a great idea. In a collaborative environment good ideas and projects have the opportunity to become great ideas and projects. Working collaboratively people often come up with ideas that they wouldn’t have working alone – even with feedback from peers.
Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.
Their influence was based on a combination of position, experience, knowledge, wealth – and most importantly control of the channels of communication to the “people,” for to have power influence must be spread.
No longer – the influence landscape has already shifted dramatically and will continue to evolve.
Workplace satisfaction, a measure that assesses employees’ perception that their needs are met at work, is an incomplete measure.
For years organizations have sought to find answers to their employee satisfaction questions in the now ubiquitous assessment. I conclude that the answers have been elusive or short lived given the current state of our workplaces. In a loud, collective annoyed voice, employees are shouting that the workplace is intolerable. Recent research from Gallup revealed that 70% of employees are not reaching their potential. That’s unacceptable.