Workplace Stress: American Epidemic or Global Issue?

Workers have been under stress for years. The reasons may change but the presence of stress remains the same. While we know and accept the presence of stress, can stress be a reason for lower employee engagement? If so, what can be done? The second question we seek to answer is whether or not...

5 Tips For Eliminating Stress in the Workplace

Everybody encounters some form of stress daily, especially in the workplace. While low-to- moderate stress is normal and relatively unharmful, excessive stress can interfere with productivity and performance, impact health and have a negative effect on relationships. There are steps you can take to...

5 Ways to Engage a Workforce Using Personality Type

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 34% of workers currently consider themselves “engaged” in their work, the highest level since Gallup began reporting the figure 18 years ago. While that may seem like good news on the surface, the study also found 13% to be actively disengaged, leaving 53% as...

Employee Disengagement: Your Company's Biggest Problem

Studies have shown that employee engagement can be directly tied to increased productivity and, ultimately, higher profitability for an organization. While a company may wish and hope that their workforce remain engaged, it takes a concerted effort from all members of leadership to ensure that...

Uncovering New Paths to Innovation: The Medici Effect

Maybe you are a business entrepreneur looking for ways to assemble and motivate a productive staff. Maybe you are a human resource professional whose livelihood depends on understanding the best practices for hiring, leading and motivating a workforce. Maybe you are just looking for some...

5 Ways to Turn a Creative Block into a Creative Flow

Many people assume that creativity is something that can be turned on like a light switch when needed. Nothing could be further from the truth. Creativity is like a house cat that will come out and be sociable only on her own terms. However, in an environment where creativity is an important part...

3 Workplace Scenarios to Avoid if Self-Regulation is NOT Your Strong Suit

Several factors go into making up a person’s Emotional Intelligence, and self-regulation is one of the most important. Self-Regulation speaks to one’s ability to manage emotions in a social setting. Someone with a high level of self-regulation is likely to succeed under pressure and not be...

5 Keys to Creating the Ideal Work Environment

One of my favorite interview questions to ask candidates is “what’s your ideal environment?” If the environment is not right, skills, values and other intangibles may not matter.  Different individuals thrive in different environments. The key to craft an ideal environment is to understand a...

Why Manager is a Four-Letter Word to Me

I have a personal disdain for the word “manager.” When I think of things to manage, I think of a 401(k), irritable bowel syndrome or a crazy ex. When I think of the word manager, I think of someone who is in charge that asserts their authority. Often this authority is used negatively reacting to...

9 Ways to Deal with Conflict in the Workplace

Dealing with conflict at work will help you reduce the drama and increase the productivity.