A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person. For me, it means getting rid of some of life’s complexities so you can spend more time with people you love and do more of the things you love. It means getting rid of the clutter, and eliminating all but the essential, so you are left with only that which gives you value.
Following your heart will lead you to a path that inspires, excites, and fulfills you. But, remember, it may also require some pain and suffering. The good news is that your attitude toward that pain and suffering is that it is totally worth it.
This guest post is by Arte Nathan, a veteran HR professional with more than 30 years of practicing human resources, most of it as chief human resources off (From the archives: The ABCs of creating a positive culture
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These are interesting and challenging times, and everyone’s seeking to do more with less in this difficult economy. You need something to differentiate your business and workplace, and at the end of the day that could and should be the culture that is supported by your staff.
The risk-taking sweet spot for most of us lies somewhere between status quo and death-defying. But if you’re not taking some risks, then you’re not innovating, and your organization will always be mediocre at best.
If we reframe our adversity to look more like mysteries to be solved by careful analysis, then we can pick away at suppositions and judgments which may, or may not, be accurate. We remain open-minded about how to solve the problem and overcome the obstacle.
Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion! We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining.
We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again! Research shows that our greatest fulfillment comes in large part from being connected to others and from helping them.
To hire competitively in today’s market, companies need to command the right attitudes at the very top to attract the most talented and committed employees at every level of the organization. A great work ethic and a positive attitude can be contagious, and it’s up to companies to support this idea--starting with management.
V is for Visionary leadership: apply common sense and empower your people to create an environment of continual improvement…move the ball down the field!
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When you think about visionary leadership think of the word WIN:Welcome new ideas, Inspire those around and Navigate to success! Visionary leadership is simply a must for today’s leaders as you develop a picture of where you plan to take your organization in the future.
Whiners are easy to avoid, but the greatest leaders realize that whiners are the missing link to the organization's success. They know that avoiding whiners impacts the organization negatively as whiners can eventually make the culture toxic. Since whiners are the missing link in the chain of systemic improvement, winning them over is a necessary action that ultimately strengthens the system as a whole.
Managers today have far less coercive power than they ever have had. They have far less formal authority, far less capacity to simply dictate. Without that kind of formal coercive authority, they have to rely on other forms of persuasion, which is a form of selling.
As usual, I was browsing Tumblr today, passing the time of mundane work days. I stumbled upon this list and realized it needed to be shared, because quite frankly, these are things that each of us should be doing.
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If you spend a little time being kinder, you’ll notice how much good comes back your way. That kind of stuff doesn’t lie.
What you do each morning is an indicator of how you approach your entire day. It’s the choices that we repeatedly make that determine the life we live, the health we enjoy, and the work we create. You’ve got 25,000 mornings. What will you do with each one?
Specialness can come in many forms, and it’s always a way of saying; one person matters more than another; or one person deserves more than another. Well you might be thinking, isn’t that the case? Well if you are, then you are experiencing a dose of specialness.
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