performance-anxiety

6 Steps to Overcome Workplace Frustration and Insecurity

Years of corporate restructuring, shuffling people between positions, adding, deleting, and modifying roles, departments, and jobs has taken its toll on people. The mantra of “doing more with less” has become the norm as business continues a slow recovery from the economic recession of the last several years. Employees who once feared losing their jobs…

River

6 Ways to Get in the “Flow” and Supercharge Your Performance and Productivity

The flow is the mental state you’re in when you’re fully immersed in an activity that consumes your entire focus, energizes your attention, and produces a deep level of satisfaction and joy through the process. In the groove…in the zone…wired…in the moment…on fire…and my personal favorite, beast mode, are all ways of expressing this condition. It’s when we do…

Trust Dissolving

4 Ways to Lead During a Crisis of Trust

Trust is frequently taken for granted until it has been broken, and when a crisis of trust emerges, leaders and organizations often find themselves ill-prepared to not only deal with the fallout, but helpless on how to begin the process of rebuilding it. Whether trust has been broken on the individual or organizational level, there…

Uncomfortable

You Must Confront These 4 Uncomfortable Truths About Trust

No one disagrees that trust is an indispensable ingredient of strong, healthy relationships. In the workplace, high levels of trust increase productivity, efficiency, innovation,and profitability. When trust is low or absent, people avoid risk, decisions are questioned, bureaucracy increases, and productivity and profitability diminish. However, there are some uncomfortable truths about trust we must confront.…

Give Thanks

10 Simple and Easy Ways to Give Thanks for Your Employees

In the spirit of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, I thought I’d share ten simple and easy ways to tell your employees “thank you.” Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust…

Malpractice

Ten Signs You’re Committing Leadership Malpractice

mal·prac·tice (māl-prāk’tĭs), noun any improper, negligent practice; misconduct or misuse immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect of professional duty the behavior of most bad bosses in today’s workplaces What if leaders could be sued for malpractice? Malpractice, as a legal course of action, is usually applied to professionals in the healthcare, legal, accounting, or…