Discover what motivates you as a leader – Respect, Value, or Approval. The question of what hurts more helps to focus on a fundamental human longing: respect, value, or comfort. When our basic need is met, we feel satisfied and energized to do our best. When it is not met, we feel defeated and unmotivated.
How to talk with a coworker who’s having a tough time.
Everyone has bad days at work — and some of us have more than others. Whether you’re frustrated because you didn’t hit your sales numbers, or angry that your colleague was promoted instead of you, or sad that layoffs have impacted your department, negative emotions have a place at work, like it or not.
Assessment: How Well Does Your Team Function?
Teams are a critical part of today’s workforce — but they’re often unsuccessful. One wide-ranging study looking across industries found that 75% of cross-department teams are dysfunctional.
Why Visionary Leadership Fails
The Feedback Fallacy
For years, managers have been encouraged to praise and constructively criticize just about everything their employees do. But there are better ways to help employees thrive and excel.
by Marcus Buckingham, Ashley Goodall
For a Team to Work Smoothly, You Need 3 Things
If your colleagues aren’t working well together, there are a few ways to change the team dynamic. Everyone — including you — should consider how they can improve three things: internal self-awareness, external self-awareness, and personal accountability.
- Internal self-awareness is about understanding how your values affect your decisions. To improve, consider how your emotions and assumptions in a situation lead you to act a certain way. Resist the urge to act until you understand what’s driving you.
- External self-awareness is about understanding how your actions affect other people. To improve, pay attention to how your colleagues react to things, and ask yourself (or them) what could be behind their behavior.
- Personal accountability helps you asses how you are contributing to a problem. To improve, accept that you probably share some blame for what’s going wrong. Use internal and external self-awareness to think carefully about how you may need to change.
by Jennifer Porter