Motivating Employees

In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people by example and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. ~Rupert Murdoch How to motivate employees is a hot topic for today’s employers and there is a plethora of information available. A quick Internet search […]... Read More

The Charitable Route to Teambuilding

Charities and not-for-profit organizations are busy planning events and fundraisers; for some, these large annual events are their biggest source of revenue. These events also provide the perfect opportunity for your organization to get involved, make a difference in your community, and strengthen your team – all at the same time. Consider pulling a group […]... Read More

Workplace Conflict

Conflict can be distressing in the workplace. A quick Google search for “workplace conflict 2011” revealed almost 59 million hits, including recent research from the UK, courses in Canada and Australia, blogs, headlines about workplace violence, and articles targeted to diverse industries and organizational structures. Workplace conflict is a hot topic! In many cases the […]... Read More

Leadership Lessons

The most recent edition of the Life Strategies News highlighted 10 Leadership Lessons for Transformational Times. Each of the lessons was adapted from our recent workbook of the same name and outlines such things as Ignite Employee Engagement, Make Time for Transformation, Embrace Diversity, and Show Appreciation. During transformational times, organizations are likely to be […]... Read More

Time to Take Action

In previous blogs we’ve introduced the steps outlined in our Let’s CHAT! coaching model. The last component is Take Action– a very timely topic for the new year. In concluding coaching sessions with employees or work groups, take the time to set goals and develop an action plan assigning tasks and setting due dates. A […]... Read More

Communication is Key!

The single biggest problem in communication Is the illusion that it has taken place. ~ George Bernard Shaw Effective communication on your team, with co-workers and supervisors, as well as your clients, is imperative for successful working and coaching relationships. The Let’s CHAT! coaching model helps to not only facilitate open communication, but also to […]... Read More

Leading Through Transformational Times

Reflecting on my last post, Surviving in Transformational Times, it seems that an essential element for survival is the emergence of a strong leader. What makes someone a strong leader? What do they need to do? How can they support their people? Not all leaders are created equally – there are different types and styles; […]... Read More

Value/Goal Alignment – An Important Component of Employee Engagement

Some of our recent entries have introduced factors from our model of employee engagement – Appreciation, Contribution, and Commitment. The remaining factor – Alignment – relates to the need for workers to align their values and goals with the organization. A wide range of career development literature exists which outlines the importance of connecting personal […]... Read More