The 5 Ways to Deal with Conflict at Work

Conflict is a harsh reality of the workplace. It is estimated that managers spend up to 25% of their time on conflict resolution. This can have a huge impact on productivity and workplace morale, which ends up costing organizations every year. Of course, some conflicts are worse than others. In fact, small [...]

2020-09-28T21:27:17-04:00

3 Easy Ways to Increase Motivation at Work

In the last segment, we talked about how managers can increase employee motivation, which is critical for keeping productivity high and turnover low. However, every team member has an impact on workplace morale and can motivate one another. This is important whether you are leading a team, or just want to enjoy [...]

2020-09-28T21:25:10-04:00

Are You One of These Difficult Coworkers?

No office is perfect. As much as you and your colleagues get along, there are probably still (more than) a few difficult personality types that you are interacting with on a regular basis. Some can cause real issues, eroding worker morale, and creating tension, whereas others are probably just a bit annoying [...]

2020-09-28T21:19:39-04:00

How to Leverage the Strengths of Your Extroverts

Last week we talked about the different strengths that introverts bring to the table. To keep things even, this week we will be discussing extroverts. While introverts generally expend energy in social situations, extroverts thrive in these types of highly stimulating, fast-paced environments. Individuals who are extremely extroverted might come across as [...]

2020-09-10T20:35:21-04:00

Take Advantage of Your Introverted Talent

There is a lot of confusion around introverts. Where you might think that this is just another word for “shy,” it is actually a bit different. It all has to do with energy. Introverts expend energy in social situations, whereas extroverts gain energy when they are around people. Beyond that, introverts generally [...]

2020-09-10T20:33:02-04:00

Three Strategies to Help You Land That Promotion

We are conditioned to think that we should all be fighting for a promotion every chance we get. But when the calendar rolls around to promotion season, there are a few things that you should spend some time thinking about. First off, would this new position help move your career in the [...]

2020-08-24T21:25:45-04:00

The Role Managers and Mentors Play in Your Career Trajectory

It should come as no surprise that the relationship that you have with your manager is critical to your advancement within the company. This is a relationship that you should be fostering on a daily basis. But it is not about trying to become his or her friend – although that probably would [...]

2020-08-24T21:24:32-04:00

Become a Better Leader by Receiving Feedback

When most people think about the role of managers they probably think about the need to give feedback and constructive criticism to the individuals that they are managing. The most effective leaders can do this in a way that increases employee morale, encourages individuals to perform at a higher level, and leads [...]

2020-07-27T16:59:18-04:00

It Is Generation X’s Time to Shine

Baby Boomers are leaving the industry in record numbers while Generation Z and Millennials are quickly entering and moving up the corporate ladder. But why are we not reading anything about Generation X in the workplace?  There is a general assumption that older generations are not as tech-savvy as younger generations. However, [...]

2020-07-27T16:57:15-04:00