As Houston begins its recovery from the devastating effects of hurricane Harvey, I can't help but look for the leadership lessons in the experience. Not unlike a crisis situation or change initiative at work, the collective nervous system is shot, people are reactive, anxious, and, for people like me, who were minimally affected, perhaps even feel guilty. Let's not forget the weight gain from days of eating chocolate, potato chips and other comforting foods while trapped inside for … [Read more...] about Why It Takes A Hurricane To Uncover Your Potential: Lessons Learned From The Eye of Harvey
An exclusive interview with Warren Lee Holleman PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science and Director of the Faculty Health & Well-Being Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center You’re working hard, giving your all. You might even feel depleted or defeated. At times you wonder, is it all worth it? You ask yourself, “why am I making so many sacrifices to meet other’s needs?" "Is it worth the toll on my health and wellbeing to work this much?" Family and friends … [Read more...] about Your SuperPower
Is it possible employee engagement in the U.S. has increased by only 3 percentage points from 2012 to 2016? The State of the American Workforce report released February 15, 2017 offers startling data. If ever there was a strong call to action for leaders and HR professionals, here it is in black and white. According to Gallup "The U.S. - and the world at large - is in the midst of an employee engagement crisis." Something isn't working about the way we're working We've been … [Read more...] about Gallup’s State of the American Workforce Report issues a STRONG call to action. Will you heed it?
It’s the dog days of summer and your employees are lazy and distracted. They’re dreaming of the next vacation, bustling to get the kids ready for school, or maybe they’re burnt out because they didn’t get enough time off. It doesn't really matter what time of year it is, any season can bring distractions, stress, and low team productivity. How you manage your teams can make all the difference and help them stay fresh and focused. Here are 3 tips to get your team refocused and … [Read more...] about How to Keep Up Team Productivity (and overcome burnout)
Being a great leader is more than being in a leadership position. It is what you do once you are in a position of leadership that determines your success and effectiveness. One doesn’t have to look far to find examples and demonstrations of great leadership (or not so great leadership). Why, just Google ‘examples of great leadership’ and take your pick of articles highlighting some pretty amazing individuals. Whether at a grand big brand level or within a smaller organization, great … [Read more...] about An Unexpected List of What All Great Leaders Have in Common
Resilience is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as, “the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens.” In business, we can see the tremendous application resilience has on an organization’s ability to overcome disruptions or changes in order to remain focused and productive. I’ll go a step further by adding that resilience is key to the happiness and success of the individuals within an organization. More than education, more than experience, … [Read more...] about The 5 Characteristics of Resilient People