Ever Feel Lonely at Work?

"I feel lonely." Those were words I heard from a potential client call; I'll call them John, who reported that his job is a supportive role and that he has limited interactions with his peers. John also feels bored with this work and doesn't know how to get out of the rut. In exploring what …

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Dealing with ‘Deadwoods’ in the Workplace

Louis shows up to work every day, but puts in minimal effort; he gets work in but not always on time, and his interactions with coworkers is subpar, at best. Mistakes? common for Louis. So why is Louis still employed? Louis has become what is known as a 'deadwood,' which refers to those who are …

Do Numbers Really Reflect Employee Engagement?

I'm sure you've heard the term 'employee engagement' to reflect what an organization wants in their workers. Engagement has several meaning, but basically it's an emotional connection one has with their work. It doesn't necessarily mean job satisfaction or 'fit.' It's an individual feeling that results from getting one's needs met on the job. This …

Ending Employee Coaching Sessions To Get Better Results

In today's workplace, getting results is the end-goal of any organization; this begins with high performance from workers within. While setting goals and accountability are two ways to get higher performance, companies that coach their employees gain this performance at a faster rate; in fact, 86% of companies reported the benefits of using coaching and …

Leaders who Develop Themselves Succeed More

Years ago, I got called in to coach a newly promoted leader; this client had been with their company for fifteen years and finally moved up the ranks. However, the company soon realized that their new manager was not quite ready for his role, thus my being called in. This story represents a large part …