resilience-productivity

Build resilience alongside productivity as teams return to work

As many of us return to work, so much still seems strange and uncertain. How do we, as leaders, help our team members get things done? This isn’t an either-or situation. Teams can be resilient and productive, but a focus on resilience-building will help everyone to be able to come back from this whole COVID-19Continue Reading

employee recognition

For effective employee recognition, consider the individual

If I ask managers and directors if they celebrate achievements with their teams, most will say they definitely have some employee recognition strategies. And yet, if we’re doing a team workshop, I’ll hear murmurs of discontent from team members who aren’t feeling they get the recognition they deserve or – and this is important –Continue Reading

team celebrations

The holidays are coming – 9 things to think about when planning your office party

Tis the season! This is the time of year for party planning and merrymaking as the calendar year draws to a close. But how often do we actually make office parties and gatherings fun for everyone? Those of us who’ve been leaders for a decade or two or more (cough) remember when Christmas parties includedContinue Reading

humor in leadership

Is there room for humor in executive leadership?

How often do you and your team laugh and joke at work?  That might seem like a strange question, but humor at work can drive success in a variety of ways. Now, arguably some office cultures that are more open and creative are going to have very different examples of humor than perhaps an officeContinue Reading