The right conversations

The right conversations

You are a dedicated supervisor, and you take the time to engage in conversation with your people on a regular basis. Great job! Yet you may not be having the right kind of discussions Рthe ones that build employee engagement. Kristi Hedges, who wrote Four...
Performance or contribution?

Performance or contribution?

Do you refer to your own or others’ performance on the job? I read a comment posted by a member of the Organizational Development group on LinkedIn recently. It that said we should be using the term contribution instead of performance. I love this idea for a...
Increase MQ

Increase MQ

You know the feeling. You’re on fire at work – moving from one priority to the next, and so in the groove that it doesn’t even feel taxing. You are in that mental state that is both energized and focused and your productivity is at its max. Susie...
Are you nuts?

Are you nuts?

Do you have to be boring or serious to be a great leader? The responsibilities may be challenging and even daunting some days. That doesn’t mean you have to turn into a somber, bland person. In fact, it’s okay to be a little over-the-top, unique, zany or...