Find Your “Why” at Work

How do you feel about your job? If things have been dragging lately, and you’re coming to experience more dread than delight over Monday mornings, it might be time to take a long, hard look at what you believe. The problem with finding a “Why” at work is not every job speaks to every person. Sometimes we wind up taking …

6 Things You Learn When You Loose Your WHY?

We all lose direction sometimes. From the time we’re children, we find purpose in the things we do fairly easily. We create goals and dream big dreams almost as easily as we breathe or play with our friends. We have a “Why” from the moment someone asks us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” for the …

How to Avoid 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

Guest Article By:   Derek Goodman  Around 400,000 new small businesses are started every year in the U.S. While around 80% of these businesses survive their first year, roughly 50% fail within five years. Many small businesses shut down due to cash flow problems, but poor planning and bad management are also common culprits. Business owners make several common mistakes that …

Finding Your Purpose In Uncertain Times

Concrete steps to find your purpose / deeper dive into the career planning guide COVID-19’s impact on the global workforce is just beginning to be understood. We’ve seen national trends like the “great resignation” resulting from changing employee values, benefits and workspaces. At the same time, new factors are driving many workers away from jobs or into new career pathways. …

The Five Characteristics of Resilient Leadership

No one is immune to setbacks and failures, but resilient leaders are better equipped to deal with them. They have five key characteristics that help them dust themselves off and keep moving forward. This article will discuss those five characteristics that scholars have identified as critical for resilient leadership. What exactly is resilience? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines resilience …

Planning Your Tomorrow In An Uncertain Today

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic years, we are dealing with high level of uncertainty in both employers and employees. Employers are seeing record rates of turnover – what some have called the “great Resignation” – and are redefining workspaces, investing in new technologies, creating trust-building initiatives at their companies. Employees are re-examining their own careers, from upskilling to …

TRUST IN THE FUTURE WORKPLACE

“Leadership is an Achievement of Trust” . . . . .  Peter Drucker The first article in our series on trust addressed why trust in the workplace is so important to create loyal, high-performing teams, which leads to better business for everyone. Next, we talked about ways managers and business leaders can create a culture of trust in their workplaces, …

BUILDING TRUST IN THE WORKPLACE

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Ernest Hemingway Building a Culture of Trust The first article in our series on trust addressed why trust in the workplace is vital. In short, employees who trust their employers feel more committed, more supported by their bosses, and believe company leadership fairly allocates resources, …

How To Remain Objective And Focused In The Face Of Crisis

There is a new challenge at every turn in the journey of life. These days, especially, watching or listening to the news is an endless stream of negativity, feeding our anxiety and apprehension about the state of the world. Social media mimics more of the same. And it’s difficult to imagine getting control of life, but you have very little …

Planning For Successful Stress Management

There are many ways to manage stress. Naturally, some of the most appealing choices involve lying on white sandy beaches, and soaking in a warm bath. However, brushing up on your planning skills may be the more effective route. A recent international survey by Harvard psychologist Robert Epstein confirmed that planning was the single most powerful method for reducing stress …