3 Ways to Build Resiliency: Rebound from a Job Loss or Career Change

March 17, 2022

Generally speaking, any job change can be very distressing, whether you've been laid off, fired, or switched your career. Still, losing your job can hit much harder than a career change. When you get fired or laid off, your profession, income, and self-esteem can all take a blow and make you feel like you're starting over. Do you know how to rebound?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

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Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Trumps IQ in Leadership and Business

March 10, 2022

As you know, IQ is short for intelligence quotient. It measures a person's capacity for reasoning and problem-solving; it shows how well a person can use logic and information. An IQ test measures short-term and long-term memory by providing a series of puzzles to solve.

But what about emotional intelligence (EQ)? How does EQ rank?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

How to Reduce Employee Burnout in the Workplace

March 01, 2022

As a business owner, you know better than anyone just how important your employees are to your company's success. You may give them guidelines to align them with your vision, but they are the ones who implement it. Ultimately, the success of your products or services, as well as your company’s customer satisfaction, are driven by your employees’ day-to-day interactions.

Unfortunately, your staff members can burn out, making you lose efficient or talented workers causing profits to bleed through excessive turnover. The question is, can you effectively reduce employee burnout and lower [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

Workplace Woes: How to Deal with a Difficult Coworker

January 06, 2022

Professional relationships are complex and delicate matters. While many may blossom into beautiful friendships that enhance effective collaboration, some are not quite so rosy. Any individual who has been an active professional for a prolonged time will tell you that the people you work with can make or break your work experience.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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Employee Attrition—How to Fix Dissatisfaction, Undermined Value, and a Lack of Communication

December 21, 2021

Many companies across all industries are struggling to hire quality employees and keep them. The complaints that I hear most often from company owners and leaders are relentless turnover and attrition. Employee attrition is a huge problem. Once hired, some people don’t even show up for their first day of work or quit after a few weeks.

Therefore, company hiring and training costs have surged. These challenges are compounded by poor employee attitude, a sense of entitlement, and hires lacking the internal motivation to do the work.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Digital Workplace Strategy: Steps to Greater Agility and Productivity

October 21, 2021

The “new normal” has dramatically changed the employment landscape. Today, millions of Americans are working remotely and taking advantage of the gig economy. And even as the pandemic is loosening its grip on businesses, 82 percent of company leaders plan to allow their employees to work remotely, according to a Gartner survey.

Transitioning to a digital workplace is a challenge for many employees unaccustomed to working from home. And leaders choosing to give employees more flexibility need to set up new measures for performance, productivity, and accountability. Thus, understanding the [...]

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

September 16, 2021

Managers are not always great leaders. Emotional intelligence can be the defining difference between a manager that is mistrusted or respected, and a leader that discourages or inspires employees to do and be better. There are critical emotional intelligence skills that will help you to be the best manager or leader you can be.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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How to Thrive in the Gig Economy

September 02, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of professionals were left to determine how they could pivot their careers toward industries that hadn’t been impacted by the downturn in business. Thousands were left to worry about how they would continue to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. Freelancing presented opportunities that would have otherwise remained unavailable previously, such as added job flexibility and creative freedoms. In addition to providing additional income, these positions made it easier to manage time between professional and family obligations.

Posted in Business and Leadership

Authentic Leadership Versus Micromanagement: Reasons Why It Matters!

May 03, 2021

Employees across all industries complain about micromanagement. In my work as a business consultant and leadership coach, micromanaging surpasses all other complaints. It is one of the quickest ways to shut down productivity, creative minds, and passionate employees. And it’s one of the leading reasons why employees flee a company.

Micromanagers are not deliberately trying to cause distress in the workplace even though the outcomes are usually fed-up employees and burnout. In fact, people who micromanage rarely intend to disempower those they supervise. They often mean well and don’t realize [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

Top 3 Communication Mistakes That Leaders Make

March 05, 2021

We’ve all experienced the consequences of poor communication or a lack of effective communication in the workplace: strained employee relationships, poor morale, non-productivity, misunderstandings,… the list goes on. It’s a leader’s job to set the tone and standard for communication in any organization.

Effective leaders know that they must set the example for organizational culture. When good communication skills start at the top, the model can promote emotional intelligence and trust throughout an organization.

Posted in Business and Leadership

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