Thinking Like Your Boss (to get more done and get noticed)

Going to work every day, and showing up for work, are two very different concepts.  Workers go to work - they perform their job to the basic level; they may not like their work, their organization, or life in general but these workers feel they need the money or benefits, which chains them to that …

Creating Collaborative Spaces

When looking at fostering creativity in the work environment, one 'too' that leaders can offer their members is to allow collaborative spaces.  These are meeting areas, or work spaces, where member can go to either meet as a group, or for individual time, and be in creative mode.  The two types of modes that I …

As A Leader – Have You Set Goals for 2013?

So much is talked about at this time of year on setting goals; personal goals, business goals, career goals, financial goals, and the list goes on.   One area that I'm not so sure is talked about is goal-setting from the leadership viewpoint.  These types of goals are separate from what the organization has set and …

As a Leader, Do You Practice What You Preach?

We hear so much these days about how bad things are in the workplace.  In a study done by Healthy Companies International, a management consulting firm, one-in-four workers are unhappy with their jobs finding it is only a means to making money to enhance other activities in their life.  Of the workers surveyed, eleven percent …

The Top 10 Work Values

During self-assessment, which is a crucial step in one's career management process, an area of importance to understand is one's values.  Values are "the beliefs about the qualities of human life or the types of behavior that an individual wants to attain" (Greenhaus & Callanan, 2006).  Values usually develop early on and can be learned behaviors …