High levels of stress can overwhelm the mind and body, getting in the way of your ability to accurately “read” a situation, hear what someone else is saying, be aware of your own feelings and needs, and communicate clearly.
Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we need to step outside ourselves and objectively watch ourselves in action. We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in self-limiting patterns. Once we identify these unconscious patterns, we then have the choice to change them. Continue reading “Is self awareness the key to all successful relationships?”
As well as considering the bottom line profits, often a look at some of the simpler things in life can produce the most results. Here’s the top 10 tips to decluttering your life.
“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” – Thomas Kempis
Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy. When we begin to live simply and experience these benefits, we begin to ask the next question, “Where else in my life can I remove distraction and simply focus on the essentials?”
Rapping flight attendant David Holmes is a shining example of promoting employee engagement
The idea has become a hallmark of Southwest’s reputation and brand, and not only sounds nice in theory but it turns out it’s good in practice too.
Too often businesses desperate to find the ‘holy grail’ of employee engagement look for fixes, schemes, models. These miss the whole point. Engaging anyone especially your employees is all about …(are you ready for it?..because it’s not rocket science)… ‘valuing them’ and what’s important or interesting to them.
The Q12 – the largest organisational survey on employee engagement boiled down ‘testing’ how engaged a workplace is to just 12 questions. Most of these are simply different ways to ask if an employee ‘feels’ valued.
Valuing someone is an emotional intelligence skill
Is there a correlation between failing employee engagement and the rapid promotion of managers into top management?
Organizations strive largely because of their employees. But what happens when your employees are disengaged? According to the 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, 65 percent of American workers are dissatisfied with their job, creating an atmosphere where many employees feel emotionally disconnected from their workplace and therefore less productive.
Employee engagement is both a psychological and social phenomenon—as humans, we need to feel accepted and feel a sense of belonging whether in or outside of the workplace. Employees’ needs and viewpoints should be accepted and recognized; without this communication and connection, employees may feel worthless or question their stay at the workplace. This is where most upper management fails. So what is the secret of getting strong employee engagement? Continue reading “Employee Engagement : Does this falter when managers are pushed into top management too early?”