Leaders and Teams

Assumptions

Assumptions Are Dangerous!

Assumptions contribute in a major way to workplace miscommunication. Assumptions are taken as fact when there is no proof. They are often preconceived misconceptions about a situation, person, group, or task – likely based on past experiences with others. More likely than not, you probably do this a bit more than you’d like to believe.

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Tips to Handle Interruptions

Statistics on productivity time lost and resulting cost to your business due to interruptions vary. Aside from these aspects, think about how you feel when you are interrupted – often frustration and anger levels rise and have a further impact on your productivity and ability to refocus.

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Tips for Balancing Work-life

Over the years, the need to balance work-life has continued to be a hot topic. Happier employees are not only more efficient but also produce higher quality work. Work-life balance creates a more satisfied workforce but also improves employee retention and overall productivity.

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Empathy Skills for Employee Engagement

Empathy is one of the most effective ways to have better relationships at work. Since empathy is often confused with sympathy, let’s first get some clarity on the two.

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How to Keep Great Employees

Employee turnover, and the costs associated with it, range widely based on the wage and role of the employee. One thing that you do have some control over is involuntary turnover – or, more explicitly controlling the need to fire an employee.

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Diffuse Disrespectful Situations

Disrespectful situations in the workplace can occur for numerous reasons and results in behavior that is unprofessional, inappropriate, rude, unpleasant, disturbing, or offensive. Disrespectful situations are hurtful and cause stress, impacting both the individuals involved and the surrounding team members. Let’s look at some simple tips to help diffuse these situations.

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Champion for Workplace Culture

Culture is the character and personality of your company. It’s what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes. Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. The personality of your business is influenced by everything: leadership, management, workplace practices, policies, people, and more.

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3 Ways to Show Respect

Respectful treatment of employees at all levels is the #1 contributor to employee satisfaction. Research shows that respect beats out compensation, benefits, job security and trust between employees and senior management, and opportunities to use your skills and abilities at work.

Yet few employees believe they are treated respectfully.

Let’s fix that.

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Don’t Be A Bad Boss

Fact #1: Effective feedback can lead to happier employees.

Fact #2: You don’t need to be a “bad boss” to shudder at the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee.

Let’s talk about feedback.

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Accountability or abuse of power?

Is it the lack of accountability or a leader’s self-assigned entitlement of power that disrupts a company’s business model? Opinions and criticisms are tweeted, posted, and rehashed at the speed of light on this topic. Despite the layer of social transparency, the abuse of power seems to overshadow accountability more than ever.

Complimentary Conversation

Reaching a goal is a journey, and Success Trek is here to take that journey alongside you. Whether we are helping you develop a strategic plan, facilitating a skills workshop, or writing a procedure guide, we will guide you through obstacles and challenges with the tools and support for success. The process starts with a 30-minute Complimentary Conversation.

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