There are several deliberate steps that managers can take to connect the work with what matters most to people. Small actions that help employees create their own personal connect between the work they do now, and the goals they have for the future.
There’s a lot of talk about conversation in business today – and everyone has a favorite. Some like it ‘fierce’. Others prefer ‘crucial’. But, we are particularly fond of the career conversation. After 30 years working with managers and employees alike, we are more convinced than ever that people don’t grow because of beautifully-completed forms, […]
Let’s face it. Budgets are tight. Raise pools are shallow. And even as business improves, we may find that the new normal is considerably leaner than it used to be. If you’re a manager, you may feel like your hands are tied when it comes to motivating and growing your employees. Without money… How can […]
My daughter’s favorite way to pass the time on long trips is the game ‘Would You Rather.’ If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing, here’s a quick primer. One person asks the question, “Would you rather” followed by two equally unsavory choices. Example: Would you rather… eat peanut butter from between the dog’s toes or […]
I’ll admit it. I suffer from a little bit of SWS (Super Woman Syndrome). OK, maybe a lot. I entered adulthood in the ‘you can have it all’ era and, although I’ve read plenty of self-help books and dedicate myself (weekly) to the idea of balance, I can’t seem to exorcise it. Is it so […]