Did you know that the average employee spends 2.5 hours a day engaged in workplace drama? That statistic comes from Cy Wakeman, President and CEO of Reality-based Leadership.
Are you certain that the latest management trend is just what your company needs to help you leap ahead of the competition? If this sounds familiar, you could be at risk of burning out your staff members.
You’re under a tight deadline. The problem is, your team has already been working overtime for months. Is there a good way to motivate them to improve productivity?
All too often in the corporate world, leaders are the victims of BS. Sometimes, employees feed their managers false information because they are under a deadline, says Lila MacLellan.
We often think of the best leaders as the ones who stand up in front of their employees and deliver inspiring speeches. We also need quiet leaders, as described by Art Markman in his recent Fast Company article.
It’s easy to turn into an adrenaline junkie at work these days. The constant state of excitement can keep the energy level high as you and your team run from one project to the next. But, what’s lost in this process is the time needed for reflection and analysis of what was learned.
We’d like to think that we’ve come a long way since employees settled their disputes with their fists. Most of us don’t have to put up with brawling in our workplaces, but employee disagreements are real.
The great Winston Churchill once said that success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. A true leader, therefore embracing failure, learns the lessons taught by setbacks and continues until they succeed.
Darius Foroux follows the rules. Maybe you should too. In the ongoing quest for work-life balance, laying down some ground rules might just be the tactic that sticks for you. It’s like our time in school – a few rules set up much-needed structure for success when followed. As an entrepreneur, Foroux calls them his work rules in his productivity blog. They are powerful and effective in their simplicity.
I read an interesting interview with the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing recently, and took away some thought-provoking ideas about how to be more productive at basically everything. They just might be counter-intuitive to your current beliefs. But give Daniel H. Pink’s research a chance.
Nobody likes to believe they waste four hours on a daily basis. But, it happens. If you want to develop a culture of increased productivity, you’ll need to lead by example and through recognition.
Brian Tracy was hell-bent on doubling LTDS attendees’ incomes in 2018. It’s clear he gets fired up about motivating entrepreneurs and leaders. After decades of researching and presenting productivity practices, the best-selling author still passionately wants others to succeed. At 74, he managed to put us all in our places for 90 minutes while we ate him up – and his zeal – with spoons.