How to stop micromanagement in its tracks

“Micromanagement is the motivational equivalent of buying on credit. Enjoy a better product now, but pay a hefty price for it later.” – Ron Friedman In Part One of this two-part series, we outlined the signs that you might be working for a micromanager. We also explained how much damage […]

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“Am I being micromanaged?” – 8 Signs you work for a micromanager

Afraid you’re being micromanaged at work? You’re not alone. In his book My Way or the Highway, leadership guru and owner of Trinity Solutions consulting firm Harry Chambers shares details from his company’s survey that showed 79 percent of respondents had experienced micromanagement during their careers thus far. Want to […]

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How to let an employee go with tact

Offboarding. Decruiting. A “personnel realignment.” Discharged. Downsizing. No matter how you dress it up, there’s no putting a pleasant twist on firing someone. Firings, while usually necessary for the health of your company and your other staff members, carry the weight of an uncertain future and possible significant financial burden […]

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Put Company Pride at the Centre of your Engagement Strategy

Are your employees proud to say they work for your company? When they leave for the office each morning, are they dreading the commute, or do they feel a sense of purpose? Does your company give its employees work that they can be proud to share? If you’re not confident […]

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How to Relieve Your Work-Related Stress

Stressed out? You’re not alone. A survey by the American Institute of Stress shows that 40% of people feel that their job is extremely stressful, and a full 25% would frame their work as the number one source of stress in their lives. No matter where we work or what […]

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How your small business can offer big benefits

“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield.”– – Marcus Buckingham, Author and business consultant Besides a competitive salary, what are you offering sought-after job seekers? The landscape of employee benefits offered by small-to-medium sized businesses has changed dramatically over the […]

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5 Improv-Inspired Games to Build Trust in Your Teams

“Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of.”– Bob Vanourek, author of Triple Crown Leadership Trust is the invisible thread that ties teams together. Without it, employees question each other’s motives, battle for seniority, and withhold valuable information. As we know from our personal relationships, trust […]

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How to Make Friends at Work and Get More Done

“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt In workplaces, the word “team” gets thrown around a lot. But there is more to being a team than just working together. Teams are built on a foundation of trust, shared […]

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Personal Development: Help Yourself and Your Employees Grow

It’s human nature to want to grow within a role. Job satisfaction isn’t static–it changes over time. A job that you felt lucky to get at 20 will likely not be as fulfilling once you enter your thirties. That’s why personal development should matter to companies that want a motivated […]

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How to Increase Employee Engagement by Creating a Culture of Belonging

In a fast changing business landscape, where only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their jobs, while the other 85% are functioning below their potential, it’s obvious that organizations need to make a massive shift in how they create workplace cultures that increase employee engagement and maximize performance development. […]

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Big news: Meet the new Honestly

We’re really excited to share with you what we’ve been working on for the past few weeks. Since the beginning of Honestly, we have invested all of our time and energy into creating meaningful relationships between companies and their employees and customers. Honestly’s purpose and mission is best described as […]

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