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Developing Authentic Power: Motivation

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Career Management, Productivity |

Developing Authentic Power: Motivation

Jim shares his thoughts on developing authentic Power.  Motivation… First of all, let’s define power: “Power is your ability or capacity to act or perform effectively.”  It’s that simple. Forget for the time being any arguments about whether power is good or evil, whether power corrupts or any of the other lies people reinforce about power – usually to keep you away from it. Martial arts is about developing power. Power is the key to effective performance in life and business just as in martial arts. If you want to get things done, you’ve got...

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Trouble At Work? 4 Team-Building Activities For Managers To Utilize

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Career Management, Featured, Productivity |

Trouble At Work? 4 Team-Building Activities For Managers To Utilize

For many managers, leading a team (or multiple teams) can be tough. There may be personality clashes and certain individuals may not know how to work together. This can be a huge hindrance to productivity and the overall attitude of the workplace. Yet, such issues don’t need to persist. A manager can take action by having their team participate in team-building activities that will help them to bond in a way that can lead to efficiency in their work. If you’re a manager who has been struggling with getting your team members to form some sense...

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Redefining The Standard For Corporate Wellness Programs

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Featured, Productivity |

Redefining The Standard For Corporate Wellness Programs

The term “wellness program” most often conjures up images of rarely used gym memberships, interoffice weight loss competitions, and wilting fruit in the breakroom, but the truth is, employee wellness should be about truly taking care of employees. To be successful, the program must go beyond the standard health-related initiatives that are often used primarily to check a box and sweeten employee benefit packages. By developing a program that enriches all elements of an employee’s wellbeing companies will benefit from a healthier, more...

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Impact Workplace Trust: 5 Effective Communication Skills

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Career Management, Productivity |

Impact Workplace Trust: 5 Effective Communication Skills

“Without trust…people will do their jobs, but they will not offer their ideas, or their enthusiasm, or their souls.” R. C. Solomon and F. Flores,  Building Trust in  Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life. In my 20 years of observing leadership behaviors, I’ve seen many who are effective and ineffective in leading others. No matter the years of experience, the degrees or what they do for a living, this one key factor to be true -- Those who are destined for the failure of obtaining workplace trust, lack in delivering effective...

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Leveraging Human Resources During Difficult Times

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Career Management, Competitive, Customer, Innovation, Planning, Productivity, Profitability, Quality, Turnaround, Value |

Leveraging Human Resources During Difficult Times

Shifting market conditions, economic rollercoasters, disruptive technologies and increase competition economic crisis compels businesses to make difficult decisions to remain viable and competitive. Increasing regulatory pressures, decreasing revenues, and continual competitive threats have turned the “status quo” into the “status isn’t”. Oftentimes to get to the other side to reach organizational objectives we must cross a bridge. It turns out sometimes that bridge is on fire and requires immediate action. Immediate action at times means to...

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The Situation Room: Active Shooter – What it Means In The Workplace

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Career Management, Productivity, Quality |

The Situation Room: Active Shooter – What it Means In The Workplace

The day in the workplace started out normal enough. You hear the hum of office noise. People are talking on phones. Hallway conversations involve the results of the game the night before, the latest Hollywood gossip, laughter. The copier machine making its usual printing sounds. You can hear typing sounds on computer keyboards, and office doors opening and shutting. Then you hear something odd. A gun shot sound. Then more gun shots… people screaming. Your heart skips a beat and then begins to race. Your every breath becomes short. Fear grips...

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How To Build A Healthy Workplace Culture That Breeds Quality And Productivity

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Featured, Productivity, Quality, Shaping Culture |

How To Build A Healthy Workplace Culture That Breeds Quality And Productivity

Among many important things to run a successful company, a positive workplace culture is one that lays a fertile ground in which productivity, talent, skills and morale are nurtured. It is critically important for businesses to develop a value system that tells what their mission is and how they are going to represent themselves. Furthermore, a workplace culture shapes how things get done, how employees engage and interact with each other, and which direction does the company headed. So a viable corporate culture has long-term ramifications...

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3 Surprising Ways to Measure Employee Well-Being

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Featured, Productivity |

3 Surprising Ways to Measure Employee Well-Being

Cold season may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean corporate wellness initiatives should. To keep employees healthy throughout the year, employers need to step up their health and wellness game. To do that, first measure employee well-being -- are employees engaged and healthy? What needs to be improved to keep them that way? Employee well-being encompasses many factors, so how can it be measured accurately? Employers who focus on sick days and other health-specific data are missing the point -- well-being runs deeper. In 2006,...

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Maintaining Productivity and Retaining Christmas Spirit

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Productivity |

Maintaining Productivity and Retaining Christmas Spirit

The holiday season is truly upon us, and a lot of the workforce can be distracted by thinking about, planning for and chatting about holiday festivities. It can be a difficult time of year for both small start-ups and large corporations, as the festive time gets approaches, employees may start to resemble excited children on Christmas Eve. So while the workforce is winding down, increasing pressure is put upon line managers and HR personnel to manage workload and make sure all the work needing to be completed is done! So, instead of taking...

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5 Ways Balance Multiple Cultures During the Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Productivity |

5 Ways Balance Multiple Cultures During the Holiday Season

The holidays can be joyous of many it can also be offensive to others. We all come with our own set of belief systems. Regardless if we all agree with each other on holiday celebrations, we all belong to the same workplace team. Creating a workplace that excites and inspires everyone is a tough feat to pull off. However, there are simple things workplace leaders can do during the holidays that will help keep the peace and bring good tidings in a diverse workplace. Here are 5 Ways to balance multiple cultures during the holiday season Ask your...

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