While saying sorry can be relatively easy, what’s not so easy is actually giving a thoughtful and meaningful apology when you actually did something to be sorry for, especially in a way that actually helps rectify the situation.
Group projects can be daunting but they typically produce more creative outcomes and greater results than individuals working alone. Teamwork also enhances the skills and learning of each of its members so that over time team members become more knowledgeable and creative by working with others who think differently.
Working for Home may not be exactly what I had dreamed it would be, but it can still be an effective and productive way of working. With a little preparation and thought into what you and your team need, working from home can actually work for you.
Gossip is a fairly common occurrence in the workplace and in society in general. In some cases positive and neutral gossip may seem like a bonding form of communication. Once gossip crosses the line though into being hurtful, it can be damaging to individuals and lead to a toxic workplace.
Great listening skills are often underrated and undervalued, which is unfortunate, because being able to truly listen is arguably one of the most important skills a leader (or anyone) can have.
Listening helps develop trusting relationships, avoids communication problems and improves your ability to work with diverse teams. This article offers 5 tips on how to be a better listener.
There is virtually nothing else on anyone’s mind at the moment except Coronavirus. Most of us are feeling very overwhelmed and for many in the nonprofit world there is the additional pressure of needing to be ‘strong’ for others during this time. For those who care for others there is always the need to also prioritize self-care too and this is especially needed right now. Here are some tips to help you take care of the most important person in your life – YOU.
The idea of being able to have fun at work and people being allowed to express their individuality and creativity is becoming increasingly important to workers. Indeed, rather than being a waste of time and taking away from the ‘real work’ of companies, fun can have real added value. There are reasons why major companies are making their workplaces and work cultures include fun and individuality. Fun at work can be something that leads to increased job satisfaction, team building and improved morale.
Workplace Culture has never been so important. Not only does a positive culture reduce employee stress, increase engagement and lead to higher productivity and creativity, it also can help organizations in their ability to recruit and retain valued staff. This article explores 7 tips to achieve a positive workplace culture, so team members can be happier at work and organizations can thrive.
When we feel totally overwhelmed our default reaction is often to either shut down totally or get ‘crazy busy’.
When we ‘get busy’ as a reaction to feeling overwhelmed, we are often still not really making headway. It is very often just reactive and does not really lead to progress. It is far better to be able to have a clear and focused picture of exactly what you need to do and then work smarter, not harder.
We make hundreds of decisions everyday. These decisions all add up and can result in a decline in decision making ability known as ‘Decision Fatigue’.
In this post we discuss the impact of Decision Fatigue and steps you can take to result in making better decisions.
Being Thankful is something that can positively affect your life in many ways. It is not just about having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ though. The powerful benefits arise when you have a specific daily gratitude practice.
Email can take up a large amount of your working day, but often email means your working on someone else’s goals instead of your own. This post focuses on ways to make email work for you and manage it more effectively.