There are not many words more dreaded at work than, “I have some feedback for you.” So, how do we break this cycle of fear and begin to turn “feedback” into an ongoing positive and productive tool for growth and motivation?
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…
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?
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?
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.
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?