Archive | May, 2013

Gallup Does It Again: Love Your Job

29 May

The Sunday NYTimes has a great article on how to reshape your

job to one you love.  The recommendations come from a Gallup

study of 8,000 workers who love their jobs.   Such people:

·      •Use their strengths every day, as do their co-workers.

·      • Feel that they are an important part of their organization’s future.

·      • Are surrounded by colleagues who care about their overall well-being.

·      • Are excited about the future because of a leader’s enthusiasm and vision.

To learn how to do this go to Hone The Job To…..  Consider this advice on how to begin to love your job:

            “Maybe they need more hope!”

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Want productivity: Get People in the Game

22 May

 

Participation = Involvement = Empowerment = Engagement

 

Recently Gallup, the master pollsters, released a two-page study of 1.5 million employees asking: How has the economic downturn affected the use of engagement in the workplace?  The striking results are shown in a simple graph.  It works.

To develop engaged employees, understand and use the four types of organizational decision making:

  • Authoritarian
  • Authoritative
  • Consultative
  • Consensual

For a more in-depth discussion of how, go to: Want productivity? Get people involved.

Image: http://www.peopleinsight.co.uk/

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Turn Bad Stress Into Good

15 May

Recently the WSJ had an interesting article on bad to good stress.  Here are the 9 Qs:

 

  1. I have control over how and when I work.
  2. I receive support and encouragement from my boss and co-workers.
  3. My work lends purpose and meaning to my life.
  4. Stress can help me learn and grow.
  5. I often perform better under stress.
  6. My job makes me feel hopeful about the future.
  7. Stress can be healthy and energizing.
  8. My boss doesn’t try to micromanage me or my work.
  9. I am treated fairly and without prejudice at work.

For how to score and more go to on.wsj.com/16aye9t

 

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Another Small Kindness

8 May

 

Here is a six minute video that will give you a chuckle and a pick-me-up.  He calls it local leadership.  I prefer the term small kindness. For more about the impact of small kindnesses go to kindness.  Have a look and a lift.

 

 

 

How a little thing can change peoples’ lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZXC59EI7Zo

 

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Deadlines

1 May



 

The Sunday New York Times continues its streak of excellent self-development articles with Need Motivation? Declare a DeadlineThe article also introduces a book, Predictably Irrational:  The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely.  He seems to be making himself an expert on irrational behavior with five books on the topic  The first couple reviews on amazon are worth your time.

 

 

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