Ideas for Creating Positive Workplace Morale

June 12, 2014

What companies are “doing” workplace morale right? That’s the question up for discussion via a series on workplace morale, which is running on both the Switch and Shift blog and SmartBlog on Leadership. In the spirit of promoting what tactics work for organizations, ​this series highlights the ideas and companies that are creating positive morale and thereby […]

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Approachable Leadership — Be a Beacon Not an Island

March 13, 2014

As a leader, how do you let your team know you are available to them? Sure, you’ve probably said (more times than you can count) “I’m here if you need me.”  That’s a good start, but is there a way you could visually send that message? Mr. People Equation sent me a New York Times […]

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Employee Engagement – Colleagues Can Kill It Too

August 12, 2013

There’s a lot of talk about how “management” plays a key role in fostering employee engagement but they’re not the only ones who can kill employees’ morale. Oh, no, colleagues can do a mighty fine job with that as well. Kevin Kruse, author of Employee Engagement for Everyone calls the road-weary co-workers the “Downers” (referring […]

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Managerial Expectations – Don’t Keep ‘Em Guessing

June 20, 2013

From time to time, Mr. People Equation and I talk shop about managerial things. As a director-level leader who has supervised technical professionals for more than a decade, he’s been around the block and I value his insights. The other day, he mentioned an Expectations List that he gives to employees new to his department.  […]

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Auditing Your Workplace Relationships

May 20, 2013

First published in 1989, Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People was life-changing for me in many ways.  I especially appreciated the concept of the Emotional Bank Account, even though it technically isn’t one of the “habits”. Throughout my life, this simple idea of relationship “deposits” and “withdrawals” has helped me monitor […]

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7 Ways to Improve Internal Communication at Your Business

April 29, 2013

This post was contributed by Dale Carnegie Training, founded in 1912 on the principles of one of America’s most influential speakers and leaders. I agreed to publish this guest post because even after all these years, Dale Carnegie philosophies have stood the test of time for how to influence with integrity. I liked this post […]

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