Category: Engagement/Culture Building Tips

Seven Tips for Establishing the Boundary Between Boss and Buddy

What is the appropriate boundary between being a boss and being a buddy? Use these seven tips to keep yourself on the right track.

Managers: Are You Avoiding Talking to Your Employees?

You’ve got strengths and weaknesses – things you like working on and things you’d like to never have to do again. If one of the tasks you find yourself avoiding is talking with your team members, you’ll have to address this problem.

Leaders: Are You Taking the High Road?

Michelle Obama famously coined the phrase, “when others go low, we go high.” She was talking politics, of course. As a manager, you can put this advice to good use during times of departmental and organizational conflict.

Leaders: Are You Truly Present?

Few leaders have been able to truly connect with and inspire people the way Bill Clinton does. How exactly does he pull this off?

What Are You Doing to Fix Your Company’s Toxic Culture?

It’s easy to imagine that workers are leaving because they’ve been lured by a competitor with a better salary and stock option deal. The truth is far more uncomfortable for employers to hear: employees often leave because of company culture.

Team Optimization: Becoming All You Can Be, Together

I don’t use the word “team” loosely. It is entirely different than work group, department, or any other description used for people who work next to one another. Literally or figuratively. Being part of a team connotes more than connected workflows.

How Do Managers at Your Company Show Gratitude?

As the winter holiday season approaches, we often take a minute to reflect on what we’re grateful for and what we’d like to improve on in the coming year. Business leaders should also be taking stock of which activities are creating the right culture at work. On soul2work.com, Scott Mabry suggests five ways leaders can highlight gratitude to improve the office environment.

Leadership Humility: Are You Strong Enough?

Many mistakenly believe that being humble is a sign of weakness. We associate the word, “humility,” with other words that are unfair attachments to the true meaning of humility.

Are You Guilty of This Top Management Sin?

We know you don’t mean any harm. You’re probably trying to help your team members, but in the long run, you’re limiting their professional development.

Protected: How to Avoid Creating a Toxic Sales Culture (Part 2)

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Adaptability: A Lifehack for Leadership

The concept of adaptability, as developed by Dr. Michael O’Connor, co-author of The Platinum Rule®, is a two-part process: flexibility and versatility.

Do You Know the Best Way to Stop Office Bullying?

Do you ever wonder what happened to the playground bully who used to rub your nose in the dirt at recess every day? There’s a chance that these kinds of individuals could be running amok in your organization – possibly even in leadership positions.

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