How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you’ll be the rest of the day.
“Getting off on the right foot isn’t just important with relationships, it’s important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humour to Work.” “The first 10 minutes can also set the tone and your attitude for the day — so it’s imperative that you start it off right, with a clean slate.
You know the statistic: By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts millennials will comprise nearly half of the U.S. workforce. But how prepared is your company to handle the generational shift? Not as well as you'd think, according to Keith Kitani, CEO of employee communications company GuideSpark. Click to expand
As Kitani notes, there are stale business practices that need to be remixed in order to accommodate how millennials are consuming information. For example, a survey shows almost 50% of millennials don't bother reading employee handbooks.
Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.
Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain. Exposure to even a few days of stress compromises the effectiveness of neurons in the hippocampus—an important brain area responsible for reasoning and memory. Weeks of stress cause reversible damage to neuronal dendrites (the small “arms” that brain cells use to communicate with each other), and months of stress can permanently destroy neurons. Stress is a formidable threat to your success—when stress gets out of control, your brain and your performance suffer.
An intentionally created corporate culture is the only advantage in business that can't be imitated. Here's why this is true–and how to build a powerful company culture for yourself, in four or so steps.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away. At the end of one’s life, we celebrate the selflessness not the title, status, or accumulation. Selflessness is what makes our lives truly bigger than ourselves. If your leadership is all about you, it ends when you come to an end but if your leadership isn’t all about you, it will live beyond you.
A huge reason why training leaders and developing them form the ground up is needed. A quote for the article "ore concerning is that nearly 60 percent of those surveyed trust a stranger significantly more than they trust their boss," More important the study goes on "58 percent of managers in the study said they hadn’t received any management training when they began managing others." Its imperative that leaders all receive the core skills needed I'm impact change, engagement and trust that lead to hi performance. Putting people in a jobs before they get core skills training on communication and influence is in my opinion malpractice.
Friedman profiles luminaries including Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and Sheryl Sandberg in his book and shows how they gradually became leaders. He shows the skills they exercised and how they integrate different parts of their life together.
Friedman says he chose subjects who possess what he calls the three principles of total leadership: "Being real, acting with authenticity and knowing your values and vision; being whole, respecting the whole person and knowing there are different parts of your work, community, and personal lives that affect each other; and being innovative, constantly learning and experimenting in new ways to get things done."
Up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. Less than 12.3 percent of America’s workforce possesses the attributes of worker passion. This “passion gap” is important because passionate workers are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need passionate workers because such workers can drive extreme and sustained performance improvement—more than the one-time performance “bump” that follows a bonus or the implementation of a worker engagement initiative. These workers have both personal resilience and an orientation toward learning and improvement that helps organizations develop the resilience needed to withstand and grow stronger from continuous market challenges and disruptions.
Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across th...
Here’s a cultural change checklist for leaders: a quick list of what is required if you want to guide your company culture to a high and sustainable level of customer-centricity and customer experience excellence.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and su...