A new year is upon us. Do you find yourself, as many people do, pausing at this time to reflect on the past year, where you are and where you want to be? Do you set New Year’s resolutions with the hope of changing the course of the year before you, only to find yourself […]
Many years ago, while going through a particularly tough time, I established a daily habit of focusing on that for which I am grateful. If I was not vigilant with my gratitude practice I found it so easy to go down the rabbit hole of ‘ain’t it awful.’ Practicing gratitude becomes a mindset and perspective […]
Dampen Over-Optimism: To balance the hubris of success, focus attention on latent threats and unresolved problems. Protect against managers’ tendency to engage in unwarranted risk.
Efforts to raise levels of engagement are worthwhile for those in the not-engaged range. Not engaged employees concentrate on tasks and want to be told what to do. They focus on process, not results. Managers who only provide tasks to an employee reinforce “not engaged” behaviors and move away from engaging the heart, mind, and soul of that person.