Recently, during the reading of a highly controversial article, I was struck with people’s impulses to believe and rally on the side of things simply because someone tells them to; or because someone says “it’s a scientific fact”. This made me think of all the ways that I interact with information and how easy it is for me to almost always find supporting evidence for anything that I wish to believe is true.
Wanting to understand more about how I come to trust information as false or correct, I decided to…
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There's a fantastic article in this month's issue of Training Magazine that not only builds a strong argument for in-person instructor led training, but tells you why it's so important! After all training can only succeed "if people are motivated to adopt newly approved business processes." The key word here is motivated. People have to want to make a change before any lasting change can happen:
I thought today would be a great day to answer a common question I hear from my clients;
Can (or will) my Core Values change over time?
My response: Absolutely! It’s how you know you’re moving into a new phase of life.
When I was younger, “family” and “responsibility” were two of my top five Core Values. I was raising kids and spent a lot of time with my direct and extended family. We even took all of our vacations together. I could not imagine not putting my family first, nor did I want to.
But, now in my…
I don’t know about you, but I’m celebrating all day today!
Why? Because it’s leap year.
This one day, every four years, we are gifted with 24 extra potential-filled hours. What will you do with yours? Some possibilities:
Fold the laundry you left in the dryer yesterday.
Bake a cake.
Fall in love.
Paint a bedroom.
Start preparing your tax return.
Attend a few extra business meetings.
Can you hear the needle screeching across the vinyl disc on that last one? Yeah, I don’t think anyone really wants to attend more…
What do tomatoes and productivity have in common? More than you’d think.
In fact, there’s a wonderful method called the Pomodoro Technique™ that you can use to help you power through distractions and get things done. And, the best part is that it’s really easy!
The Pomodoro Technique was invented in the early 90s by developer, entrepreneur, and author Francesco Cirillo. He named the system "Pomodoro" after the tomato-shaped timer he used to track his work as a university student. The approach is quite…
We’re fast approaching the middle of the year…that time where New Year’s goals have been cast aside for routine and summer breezes beckon us away from our responsibilities. Momentum can tend to putter to a slow crawl if we’re not careful.
Thankfully, there are some easy, inexpensive, and very effective things you can do to boost employee motivation and morale throughout the summer, and all year long.
Recognize and acknowledge. When a team member accomplishes something, it deserves some acknowledgement…Read more