Getting Personal: The Power of Appreciation

Getting Personal: The Power of Appreciation

According to Forbes, there’s a $46 billion market for employee recognition rewards. And this amount is only related to recognition rewards given as symbols of gratitude, rather than as explicit bonuses for performance. So, do monetary items like gift cards deliver the impact and meaning desired? Or, is a thank you better? Let’s find out…

Get Real

Get Real

Over the past few years, organizations are becoming more and more concerned about aligning individual and organizational values with how the business operates on a daily basis (Kinsler, 2014). One leadership approach that is currently being explored is Authentic Leadership. So, what does this mean and how do you develop it?

Do You Drive Angry?

Do You Drive Angry?

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute time is 26.1 minutes. If you commute five days a week, that amounts to 4.35 hours a week or nearly nine days a year. Inevitably, this means that you are likely going to encounter a situation that provokes feelings of anger from time to time. So, what can you do about it?

Leadership: It's a Matter of Trust

Leadership: It's a Matter of Trust

I’m in the process of completing my research for my doctorate in organizational psychology. This research involves interviews with women executives in large U. S. organizations. As I begin to analyze these very honest, insightful interviews, one word keeps coming up — one word that is critical to being an effective leader.

The Emotion Nobody Wants To Talk About: Envy

The Emotion Nobody Wants To Talk About: Envy

There’s been a lot of discussion about the impact of social media and its potential for unwanted, negative effects. Many of these negative effects are derived from our feelings of envy. Yet, envy is not an emotion anyone wants to talk about. However, left unmanaged, envy can be harmful to individuals and to organizations. So, what are the implications and what can we do about it?

Gossip at Work

Gossip at Work

A recent study found that nearly 90% of workplace conversations fall under the category of gossip (Bassuk & Lew, 2016). This leads to many wide-ranging impacts in the workplace. So, is there a solution to mitigate some of the impact? Let’s take a look…

Speak Softly & Kindly (to Your Self)

Speak Softly & Kindly (to Your Self)

Up until recently, management consultants and experts in organizational behavior have advocated that strong and effective employees are stoic and silent regarding their own suffering (Reizer, 2019). But, new research is shedding light on the power of self-compassion in the workplace.

Gaining vs. Losing: A Weight Loss Mindset

Gaining vs. Losing: A Weight Loss Mindset

Hear from Sue Beranek, Levelhead’s Director of Communications, regarding powerful insights she’s “gained” from mindfulness practice while trying to “lose” a few pounds. Maybe there’s a helpful tip that will help you with something you’re trying to change, too.