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Like Your Less Than Likeable Co-Worker

Just last week I was facilitating a team relationship repair when one of the members stated, “We don’t have to like each other, we just have to be able to work with each other.”

This is true.

And yet, I bristle.

Because it could be SO much better if you did like your co-workers. Not “like” as in “we’re tight.”  “Like” as in respec Read more >

How do you get from "me" employees to "we" employees?

Most leaders would like to see their culture go from one in which employees ask “What’s best for me?” to “What’s best for the company?”  Of course, first and foremost, employees need to feel that “What’s best for the company” is also “What’s best for me.”  If overall the answers to these two are not in alignment, there’s trouble in paradise.

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Employee satisfaction, engagement and morale: First Question to Ask

So many times we ask the following questions:

  • “How can we improve?”
  • “How can we be better?”
  • “What can we do to be better?”
  • “What’s wrong?”

And while these are valid and often valuable questions, there is a question that should be asked prior:

What are we doing right?  What’s g Read more >

Love Your Employees – Ditch the Donuts and Break Out the Fruit

No donuts!!?? You say.

Yes, I said no donuts.  We all know that donuts are bad for us – high fat, high sugar – you get the idea.  What does it tell your employees when you offer them something you know is bad for them?  It’s like feeding your dog that you love chocolate.  Don’t feed your people poison.

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Employee Dignity – How to Keep It in the Workplace

When Steve Hannah, CEO of the Onion, was asked by New York Times journalist Adam Bryant, what were the his top 3-5 lessons on how to manage people he said”: “you never, ever do anything to deprive a human being of their dignity in work, in life.”

What does dignity get us?

When you look up the word dignity in the dictionary se Read more >

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