I’d feel a little worried about emerging from the sauna red-faced and perspiring … but the hammock sounds wonderful! Read Kevin Peachey’s report on how technology companies are mixing work and play in the office in order to improve employee motivation – Office sauna: Must-have or hot air?
“One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: “This too shall pass.” (Alain de Botton)
I couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful 2-minute film from the BBC. Click here: BBC Family and Education News.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter tackles a very real reason for workplace discontent – The Cure for Horrible Bosses While, thankfully, this is not something I’ve experienced in my own line managers over the years, I have coached more than a few colleagues who have suffered because of the ineptitude or bullying nature of their manager or leader. I’m comforted… Read More Do you have one?
Douglas Conant articulates his very common-sense and caring approach to a leadership development programme he introduced and led to recover Campbell Soup Co’s “toxic culture” in 2001: I especially like the idea of making employees feel like they’re part of something special. I also love that as a… Read More Bold declarations . . .
In a lovely article – The psychology of leadership – Neil Fogarty shares some wise words: “Here are a few things leaders can do to develop: Social emotional learning – with emotional intelligence as a foundation, the 15 aspects of social emotional learning can be applied in the workplace – how to be better leaders… Read More Are you able?
On a similar theme to yesterday: “What feedback have you sought about yourself in the last 12 months?” (“Asking my team after every meeting what I might do differently” isn’t really what I hope you’ll say.)
You’re in the interview. They ask you a question. It’s this: In the last 12 months, what have you done to develop yourself? What would you say? (And please, “I attended a training course” isn’t what I had in mind.)
A regular theme that occurs in my coaching sessions is of leaders not being able to answer this one, simple question: What are you leading for? How about you? Can you answer that question for yourself, your situation? Truly? Authentically? Do you have all the information you need? Could anyone else help? And if your… Read More Don’t keep it a secret . . .