“The lure of the job of a volunteer firefighter certainly isn’t the pay — there is none. They train for hundreds of hours, then often go back to their small communities and do nothing. “There’s a boredom element to it,” Hinds-Aldrich said. Many offenders see their actions as helping the community. They believe they are providing chances … Continue reading Fighting Fire: 8 Tips to Prevent Organizational Arson
I’m curious. When was the last time you heard these words at work, if ever? “I need you.” From a manager? And not as the introductory part of a sentence as in, “I need you to up your game” or “I need you to get that presentation out today”. Just the three words. No strings … Continue reading Three Words We Need at Work
Please choose the response you feel is most accurate. Business is _______________. A. People B. Products C. Profits D. Production E. All of the Above F. None of the Above Try not to read ahead. Take your time. I’ll wait. Got your answer? “Not fair”, you say, “any of these answers could be right depending on … Continue reading Try This One-Question Business Quiz
“If your people aren’t informed by you, there’s a good chance they’ll be misinformed by others.” From the book, “Powerful – Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord, via the Leading Blog (see full article here) “Where did we go wrong?”. I love Patty’s quote. It tells a truth that so many … Continue reading Communication: Is Your Team Informed or Misinformed?
First, don’t confuse gratitude with recognition. Many organizations trot out “recognition programs” that come across as contrived at best and at worst are perceived as biased towards those who know how to work the system or the manager. These programs often end up as an unwelcome administrative task for managers and breakroom joke material for … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating a Culture of Gratitude