60 results for tag: workplace relationships


The 3V Leadership Model

The 3Vs are a great way to implement a Connection Culture. The first V is VISION. An inspiring Vision is when everyone in the organization is motivated by the mission, united by the values and proud of the reputation. You want to work for, or be, a leader ...
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Because of the Times

I've heard this statement frequently, especially in recent months: "Because of the Times." In general, its context has been related to current events, business dynamics, social changes, political challenges, religious forces, leadership impacts, and ...
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57 Easy Ways to Be Happier and More Successful

I've already posted most of the advice below but scattered among five or six posts. I thought it would be useful to collect all of my happiness and success rules in a single place. Enjoy! 1. Assume people have good intentions. Since you can't read minds, ...
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Four Ways Leaders Can Foster Cooperation

Charles Osgood told the story of two ladies who lived in a convalescent center. Each had suffered an incapacitating stroke. Margaret's stroke left her left side restricted, while Ruth's stroke damaged her right side. Both of these ladies were accomplished ...
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If You Want to Find Meaning, Develop Eulogy Virtues

A few years ago, I spent a few days with a friend, John, to help me get perspective on my life and figure out the road ahead. During that time, John shared his story with me and it had a great impact. A number of years prior to our meeting, John had become a ...
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The Relationship Engine

Research shows high performance is really driven by the core business relationships people and companies have. The thing is, these relationships are difficult to measure and aren't usually part of strategic planning. In his new book, The Relationship Engine: ...
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3 Courtesy Myths Women Should Reject

"You talk about being courteous, but I'm afraid that if I'm 'nice,' people will walk all over me." A woman voiced this concern to me during a workshop I was teaching. If that opinion represents a conventional view of courtesy, then women need a reality check ...
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3 Ways to Develop Winning Team Spirit

As football season begins, millions of fans are excited about cheering on their favorite high school, college or NFL teams. The best teams, those that are competitive over time, benefit from having a winning team spirit. A winning team spirit is a mood ...
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5 Bonehead Mistakes Great Communicators Never Make

In today's face-paced working world, it takes intelligence and effort to listen, really listen, to what other people are actually saying. Everyone knows that the ability to communicate is a crucial success skill. However, what most people don't understand ...
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7 Reasons People Ignore You in Meetings

If you want employees, customers, and co-workers to listen, don't make these all-too-common mistakes... Scenario: You're saying something during a meeting and you notice that nobody is really listening. You're getting a polite nod or two, but everyone has ...
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3 Ways to Stop Yourself From Being Passive-Aggressive

When I walked into our small apartment-building gym at 7:30am Monday morning, there was a yoga mat and foam roller lying in the only open space where I was planning to do my workout. Mary* was running on the treadmill. "Hi Mary. Is this yoga mat yours?" I ...
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9 Reasons That Open-Space Offices are Insanely Stupid

It's time to stop the insanity. Here's why open-plan offices are a complete failure, and why you'll benefit from getting rid of them. Open-plan offices (large open spaces, shared work areas, and few private offices) are all the rage. In fact, approx...
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