How the Mood of a Leader Attributes to Workplace Behaviors and Culture

If you're like most people, you have probably worked in an environment that was less than positive, perhaps even toxic. Workplace environment and culture are critical elements for workplace happiness. One can love the work they do but, if there is misalignment with the environment, then dissatisfaction will result. The mood of a leader attributes …

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Are You Creating a Culture of Fear in Your Organization?

I was talking to a coaching client the other day who discussed changes going on in their organization and how they were seeing 'odd' behaviors from employees, which included being less engaged in their work and more demanding in their wants and needs. Upon further exploration with this client, it became apparent that they were¬† …

Ever Heard of Positive Organizational Scholarship (or Appreciative Inquiry)?

In many organizations, a big focus is on problems and areas that aren't going well, which can include: the processes, systems, work being done, projects, as well as work behaviors (think of your yearly employee evaluation). It seems that problems are always pointed out first, doesn't it? I see this all the time, and not …

Are You Investing in Yourself/Your Career?

As I'm all about careers - which includes working for yourself or others - I often find that a majority of workers do not pay much attention to their career until something happens. The threat of a job loss or having too much stress are typical situations that elicit attention; but what about the positives …

How Important are Values within an Organizational Setting?

If you ever find yourself feeling out-of-line with your job and/or workplace, you might want to check yourself and see where you stand on your values as this is one of the biggest problems I see when I hear discontent in the workplace. When values clash, problems result. Values can be defined as "important and …