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Shouldn’t we place more value on our values?

June 10, 2020
Q: We have our company’s core values plastered all over the place, but little by little you can sense that they’re being pushed aside in the name of profit and expediency. This has happened in more than one place I’ve worked. How do I call attention to this without seeming like a complainer or a troublemaker? I can just hear it now: “That’s what you’re bothering us with?”

Why aren’t my videos getting views?

June 10, 2020
You spend and spend on making videos to connect with customers and clients—in terms of both time and money—yet the actual click numbers don’t seem to make it all worth it. Why is it that your well-produced work isn’t garnering more views?

Keep your contractors on budget

June 10, 2020
By sweating the small stuff, you can help your contractors stick to the budget and do a better job as well.

How to rekindle the fire

June 10, 2020
Why do some effective groups or departments that have been together for, say, two or more years start to lose steam? Perhaps your success has made you forget what you did to energize a great group effort in the first place. It’s time to look back to the group-building process.

To learn from failure, ask 3 questions

June 10, 2020
You can learn from your failures—but how do you go about it? Start with three questions you can ask to guide your efforts.

Resilience trumps misfortune

June 10, 2020
Resilience, the “ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” (Merriam-Webster), allows you to navigate between extremes when things get tough, as in these four situations.

Remove 4 barriers for your people

June 10, 2020
Empowerment isn’t about “giving” power to employees, but removing obstacles that prevent them from using the power and skills they already possess. As a leader, remember that empowerment works best when you eliminate these barriers to success.

Find a speaker in 3 steps

June 10, 2020
If you want to engage a speaker for a function or celebration, start early. The more research you can do before you sign a contract, the better your choice will be. Here are some steps that Bryan Caplovitz of Simply Speaking Seminars suggests to get a jump on the selection process.

Which workers are potential leaders?

June 10, 2020
Employees become leaders when they combine passion for achievement and the confidence to motivate others. Loren Slocum, an author and motivational speaker, suggests that you help your employees build a leader’s passion and confidence. Urge them to ask themselves the following questions at the beginning of each task or project.

Navigating the dynamics of a split office

June 10, 2020
Not only does working in shifts reduce office density, but it also prevents overcrowding on sidewalks and mass transit. However, this also comes with challenges. Here are some tips for keeping workers safer, happier and more productive as companies transition into a split office setup.