The 6 Stages of Change

The Transtheoretical, or Stages of Change, Model Anyone who has ever broken a New Year’s resolution can appreciate the difficulty of behavior change. Making a lasting change in behavior is rarely a simple process. It usually involves a substantial commitment of time, effort, and emotion. The stages of change (or transtheoretical) model seeks to explain and effect[…]

Managing Yourself: Doing Your Best When Nobody’s Watching

Many managers of remote employee’s harbor some not-so-secret fears about what their subordinates might be up to in the course of a workday. Managing yourself when nobody’s watching can be tough. In some cases, there might already be systems and processes in place that help to squelch their apprehension. In others, you might find yourself[…]

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions at Work

We’ve all been in situations at work when someone says or does something that feels hostile or offensive to some aspect of our identity — and the person doesn’t even realize it. These kinds of actions — insensitive statements, questions, or assumptions — are called “microaggressions,” and they can target many aspects of who we[…]

How to make accountability a core part of your workplace culture

It’s impossible to create a high-performing team when there’s a lack of accountability. Why? Put simply, when no one takes ownership of making decisions, addressing issues and solving problems, things don’t get done. Accountability is when people take responsibility for their own actions. It’s about taking initiative and recognizing not only that individuals have the[…]