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.
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.
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.
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.
It is important to have a growth mindset and being ok with risking failure. The best way to move forward is to take risks. Failure is often inevitable, but it can be a valuable learning experience.
Every leader and manager makes mistakes. These can however, be some of the best learning opportunities to move forward and make improvements. This post lists 7 common leadership mistakes to avoid.
A key strength is self-awareness and by being aware of your own strengths, limitations, tendencies and working style, you are well placed to grow and progress. It is also helpful to know others working styles, so you can work more effectively with others. A free template User Guide is available as part of this post.
The starting point for any of us, regardless of our work, has to be why are we doing it in the first place. What is the reason you are doing this job; what is the driving goal behind all the hard work? If you don’t have a purpose and reason for your work, then chances are you are also not being an effective leader, being productive or setting a positive tone.