Letting failure go

Letting failure go

You’ve made an error, a project has failed or another problem has reared its ugly head again. Is your first impulse to learn from it and move on, or do you habitually perseverate over your missteps? There is a benefit to spending some time on the root causes of...
3 Ways to Show Appreciation at Work

3 Ways to Show Appreciation at Work

Janet is grateful for the fine Board presentation her direct report, Joe, created. She hasn’t shared that with Joe yet, but plans to when his review comes up next month. Joe feels great that he was given this stretch assignment by Janet. While he believes it was...
Four steps to employee engagement

Four steps to employee engagement

More than half of the people who leave their jobs do so because of their boss, according to the smart people at Gallup. Sure, employee engagement (emotional commitment to the organization and its goals) matters, too. Who is responsible for 70% of an employee’s...