The Value of Abundant Praise at Work

A women being celebrated at an office meeting

A senior-level leader once told me she wasn’t one to give much praise so she needed to hire someone who didn’t need that.  So, finding someone with a high level of self-confidence went on my list of have-to-have characteristics of the candidates.  However, it got me thinking, is praise only for those with low self-confidence?…

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How to Hold More Effective Meetings

In the work world, you’ll rarely see more eye-rolling as you do when you announce a meeting has been scheduled. Meetings feel like a necessary evil.  Even if we believe communicating as a team is important, it feels like meetings steal time from individual productivity. The gatherings have developed a bad rap because they can be…

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How Boasting Benefits Can Win You Top Talent

Finding talented people for your team is critical to the success of your organization.  In this tough labor market, how do you stand out from the crowd of competitors vying for the candidate you want? One easy way is to promote the employee benefits you provide. In the race to post and fill an open…

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3 Powerful Ways Supervisors Nurture Big Creativity at Work

The activities that have made your organization successful in the past are likely not the same activities that will ensure it thrives in the future. As people responsible for the productivity of others, supervisors can, at times, see how their teams are limited by what is in place today. Thinking beyond what is in place…

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