You Want To Drive Business Results, Start Appreciating Your People

The modern workforce is a changing workplace. Business in the 21st century must be collaborative and bottom up, rather than hierarchical and top-down, to thrive. Employee recognition is a must, not a should. Over 65 percent of employees report that don’t feel recognized at work. The number one reason why employees quit is due to the lack of recognition. The…

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The Faces Of Shame

The digital world has given a voice to the people on a scale never seen before. At its worst, it is a weapon of mass destruction. The digital world has amplified slander, intensified bullying and masticated reputations like a lion chewing a piece of meat.  Shaming has become a digital centrepiece that can destroy lives…

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Investing in Your People Is Investing in the Future of Your Business

A workplace without red tape, unwritten rules and politics is as mythical as a unicorn. However, today’s business leaders are beginning to look inward to analyze how people experience their workplaces. Inclusive leaders want to know how their team members work and respond to their environments, from human interactions to corporate culture. Now more than…

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Unlike Raises, You Can Afford to Give Your Team All the Recognition and Praise They Have Earned

It is time for the people side of the business not to be separate from business. You will never give an epic customer experience if you don’t offer an epic employee experience. Employee recognition contributes to an overall positive employee experience that will drive the creation of high performing teams. A Glassdoor survey revealed that more than…

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To Build a Resilient Culture Stop the Blaming and Shaming and Start Showing People Respect

Workplace humiliation is far-reaching and spreads like wildfire. Digital stones are being thrown, and shame campaigns are drowning in social media. Real-life consequences are imprinting the lives and livelihoods of many and what is posted, shared or boosted has implications for everyone involved. Blaming, gossiping, name-calling and harassment are a reflection that shame has permeated…

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Your Team Will Only Be as Loyal to You as You Are to Them

Loyalty is still alive and not for sale. Loyalty, like trust, is easy to tear down and priceless to build up and maintain. True loyalty is never based on lavish perks or fear-driven and based on a threat that something will be taken away or replaced. Employee loyalty is nurtured through creating a more human-centered workplace culture. Culture…

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Drive Real Innovation by Re-discovering Your Intrinsic Entrepreneurial Mindset

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset doesn’t require an MBA or millions of dollars. It does, however, demand that you’re willing to imagine new ways to solve problems, embrace failure and create extraordinary value. Most people associate entrepreneurship with the stuff of fairy tales. The most successful among them have become near-archetypes — the rags-to-riches underdog (Howard Schultz), the unorthodox…

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Lavish Perks Are Nice But In The 21st Century Employees Are Seeking More

All the perks in the world won’t mean anything if you don’t show your employee the respect they deserve. Corporations can’t treat their people like cogs in a machine and expect them to keep coming back. Your people want evidence of mutual commitment, investment, and personal development before pledging their undying loyalty. Business loyalty is…

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7 Ways To De-Throne The Drama Queen In The Workplace

Like tornados, drama queens whirl through the workplace, suck the oxygen out of the air you breathe, and their strength leaves behind a huge swathe of destruction. Like emotional vampires, they zap the energy out of you in five seconds. For the drama queen, the workplace is their stage. They immerse you in crisis driven…

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7 Ways Leaders Undermine Trust and Destroy Their Company Culture Without Even Realizing It

Twenty-first-century workplaces continue to evolve rapidly and dramatically. People not long ago were blocked from accessing social media at their workplace; today we trust individuals can represent their the brand through this ubiquitous medium of communication and collaboration. By its very nature trust is distinctly human. It is both emotional and logical. It is the foundation…

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