Daily Actions That Set the Tone for Workplace Culture

Managers are central to a culture of engagement. They determine at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement.  But the importance of managers specifically doesn’t negate leaders’ pivotal role in cultivating a culture of engagement.  The role of leadership is foundational to engagement — a precursor to the role that local managers play.  When[…]

Traits You Need to be a Great Leader

What qualities do you need to be a great leader? Do certain personality characteristics help people become better leaders? According to the trait theory of leadership, people who possess certain innate traits tend to be better leaders.   Researchers including Stogdill and later Mann have found that particular traits are linked to whether a person emerges[…]

How to Talk So Your Boss Will Listen

You’ll often change your results if you change your approach.   Ever left a meeting with your boss feeling like they didn’t listen well enough or didn’t understand what you needed? Or maybe you don’t even bother to approach your boss because you don’t think they’ll see things your way. While there certainly are plenty of[…]

Master the Art of Nonverbal Communication With These Tips

Top 10 Nonverbal Communication Tips   Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, research has shown that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication.   How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? The following tips[…]

Relieve The Stress of To Do Lists

Clearing your “to do list” is challenging, but it can be done more easily than you may think with these guidelines.   10 Ways to Stop Being Stressed By Your To-Do List!   To-do lists are widely popular for maintaining productivity and minimizing the stress of a busy day. However, if you’re not careful, your to-do[…]

Nonverbal Communication

9 Major Nonverbal Behaviors   According to experts, a substantial portion of our communication is nonverbal. Every day, we respond to thousands on nonverbal cues and behaviors including postures, facial expression, eye gaze, gestures and tone of voice. From our handshakes to our hairstyles, nonverbal details reveal who we are and impact how we relate to[…]

Why We Keep Putting Things Off

The Psychology of Procrastination 15 Key Reasons We Procrastinate   We all know that procrastination creates stress in the long run, but some of us just can’t stop ourselves. In the interest of understanding yourself and others, learn the differences between those who chronically procrastinate and those who don’t, the main reasons people procrastinate, and strategies for[…]

How to Give a Genuine Compliment

3 Ways to Make Your Compliments Really Count   Doing kind, altruistic deeds is one clear strategy to boost our own happiness. Volunteering in your community, making a donation to a charity to help war-ravaged refugees, and lending a hand or an ear to a family member who needs it all come to mind.  […]