I love these counterintuitive tricks designed to help you be more productive fast. These are especially good for times when you are feeling “stuck” or just are having a hard time getting going on an important project or anything that involves creativity or writing.
What helps you get going when you are not being productive? Please share your ideas in the comments section.
A ten year longitudinal study on executive transitions found that more than 50% of executives who inherit a mess fail within their first 18 months on the job. Also uncovered by the study were the numerous landmines for leaders in this situation. Based on this research and my experience, here are six things the most effective leaders do to avoid failing in a new role.
Leaders understand the stakes—at least in principle. In its 2016 global CEO survey, PwC reported that 55% of CEOs think that a lack of trust is a threat to their organization’s growth. But most have done little to increase trust, mainly because they aren’t sure where to start.
After more than a decade of effort, American businesses still have not figured out how to successfully motivate, inspire – and keep – millennial workers.
According to a new and comprehensive Gallup study, employees 20 to 36 years old are the least engaged generation in the workplace by far. On top of that, 21 percent quit their jobs last year, and 60 percent say they’re floating their resumés right now!
Duncan Coombe with the Harvard Business Review reflects on an emotion that’s too often overlooked in business and asks; “If just about every person on the planet has at some point spoken about the centrality of love to well-being, why do we hear so little about it in the context of work?”
Every year this has been a conference that I have come away from with renewed energy, new ideas and great contacts of like-minded people from around the country and around the world. As you may already know, we have a full schedule of inspirational speakers from organizations including Google, Patagonia, London Business School, PwC, and Kellogg Company to name a few.
Workshops and sessions will provide brand new insights on positive sustainable practices in line with our theme of Employees as Positive Business Agents.
Visit positivebusinessconference.com for updates on sessions and information on traveling to the conference. If you are coming be sure to let me know so we can connect!
Project Aristotle is a recent Google study that was undertaken to understand why certain teams in their workplace thrived while others seemed to struggle. After studying hundreds of Google’s teams and analyzing years of data, here’s what they found:
“There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a millionpeople and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. .But there’s a catch….”Dr. Travis BradberryRead More→
If you can’t keep your best employees engaged, you can’t keep your best employees. While this should be common sense, it isn’t common enough. A survey by the Corporate Executive Board found that one-third of star employees feel disengaged from their employer and are already looking for a new job.