Wouldn’t it be helpful to lead a strong virtual team during these tough times? I know how hard it is to build a strong virtual team. I’ve led teams for over 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees…and all of that was under “normal” circumstances! Leaders like read more…
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10 Tips for Keeping Up Morale, with Ideas & Resources to Help
Thanks to Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., for this guest post about keeping up morale! Sarah is the principal psychologist at Appreciating Change, a strengths-based psychological consultancy that is committed to applying well-researched positive psychology ideas and interventions to workplace challenges and opportunities at an individual, team or whole organization level. In the midst of the current read more…
How to Recognize True Strength vs. Talent at Work
Do you know your true strengths? Unlock your full potential by discovering the difference between strength vs. talent in the workplace. (Hint: if you know what you’re skilled at, you’re only halfway there…) ***Watch the video or continue reading below.*** The Secret to Knowing Your Strengths Strengths are talent plus energy. And the distinction read more…
What Does Happiness Have to Do with Employee Engagement?
Should you be more focused on happiness or engagement at work? And is it possible to achieve both at the same time? Some people claim that happiness and employee engagement have nothing to do with each other. For example, they point out that a person can feel very happy chatting by the water cooler, or read more…
How To Update Your Performance Review Methods
This guest post about updating performance review methods is by David Mizne, Chief Contributor and Editor of the15Five blog. It ties in nicely with the “Self-Review” solution card from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game and facilitation tool. Everyone — from employees to HR professionals — has realized traditional performance management techniques aren’t delivering the results read more…
Leading for Happiness & Building Strong Teams: New Coaching Groups!
Wouldn’t it be great to lead a happy, strong, thriving team at work? I know how hard it is for a team to thrive at work. I’ve led teams for 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees–problems you may be wrestling with right now. These problems can read more…
3 Concrete Steps to Improve Your Mood at Work
Simply boosting mood can help to improve collaboration, resiliency, creativity, and even your pay at work. To boost your mood today, try one some of these tips.
4 Ways to Practice Positivity at Work
Yes, you’ve heard about positive attitude before. So why would we include attitude in our online course and workshop called The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work? Because you hear a lot about happiness, and some of what you hear (money, fame, good looks) actually makes very little difference in happiness for most of us. The data suggests that positive attitude really does boost well-being. Discover 4 ways you can start practicing positivity at work, and in your life.
What Leaders Can Learn From Game Design, Part 4: Surprise!
Please think of the last time you were pleasantly surprised. What happened in your brain? Science suggests your brain released more dopamine and your brain’s reward centers became more active because you didn’t expect what happened. What does this have to do with ‘gamification’ and leadership?
“Mind the GAPs” to Engage Yourself and Others
How do you get, or become, an engaged employee? Engaged employees are enthusiastic about their jobs and organizations; they go the extra mile. Peer-reviewed data suggests that organizations with high engagement enjoy much greater financial success than organizations with low engagement.