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Great Managers “ASK” Powerful Questions

Dear employees from my beginning days as a manager, I’m sorry for yelling and telling. I didn’t know any better at the time. Sincerely, Gary As a new manager, I dreaded giving feedback.  It felt like confrontation, so I’d avoid it until my frustration boiled over.  Then I’d “yell and tell” my employees  I wasn’t […]

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5 Skills Every Workplace Leader Needs [infographic]

Effective leadership has a lot to do with how open you are to change and lifelong learning. The core competencies of a great leader aren’t built in, they can and should be learned. Successful leadership isn’t about being born a great speaker, or reaching the top of the executive mountain, it’s about knowing that you […]

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Measuring Happiness: The Science and Methods of Gratitude

Have you ever had one of those weeks where it felt like the entirety of existence was trying to make a point, specifically to you?  Lately it seems like the universe is trying to teach me a lesson about gratitude. (Maybe it has something to do with all the thank you notes I still need […]

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Social Collaboration and the Sharing Economy

by Javier Munoz A week ago I published a post regarding the Sharing Economy and its relationship with happiness where we identified how the current trend towards social collaboration in western economies was aligned with recent findings about happiness in positive psychology research. For example, we found reports stating that people that met frequently to share and collaborate reported higher […]

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3 Steps to Building an Engaged Workforce

Summary: It’s not easy to build a happy and engaged workforce but these three steps can help you get started. –          Making sure your leadership team is engaged –          Finding out the truth about how your employees feel about your organization –          Survey or interview employees to find engagement gaps Over the past twelve months I’ve had […]

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