What Does Hope Mean in the Workplace?

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Hope exists only within an element of risk. Without risk, instead of hope you have assurance. Business, by nature, is risky. No one knows for sure what the future will bring. But in a workplace of healthy human systems, hope is a belief the future can be better than the past and the people involved […]

Identifying Your Own Personal Motives

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The question, “Why do we do what we do?” could lead to existential angst, if you chose to see it that way. Or it could be the beginning of a productive dive into understanding your own personal motivation. The deeper the dive, the more you and your team will find to help with productivity and […]

Catch People Doing It Right: Celebrating Success in the Workplace

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It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind. If you’re not careful,  you may end up valuing the product more than you value the person behind the product, a big misstep. So, how do you keep a continual eye on the benefits of building a healthy team? The answer is: Catch people doing […]

Purpose and Employee Engagement — What it Means

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Employee Engagement. Now there’s a technical term that covers many important factors of organizational health and productivity. It’s been measured and found wanting in most developed countries around the world. Let’s briefly take a superficial look at a few ways to think about it. If you want to go deeper, check out the resource ideas […]

What Motivates a Person or Team to Commit?

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If only everyone was motivated equally by the same things, leading people would be much easier. Can you identify your employees’ motivations for committing to something that is going to require a sacrifice from them? You want more than a ‘clock-in and clock-out’ attitude behind their actions. It helps to know what really fuels the […]