Honestly Engagement Blog

Collaborative Leadership: 10 Steps On How To Lead By Example

There are some qualities that are expected when it comes to leadership; leaders are decisive, they maintain order, they initiate projects and drive strategy. A leader is supposed to know best, that’s why they are leading. However, the fault in this way of thinking is that, in a team of 10, only one person has the power to act on their ideas. The other nine employees, no matter how brilliant they are, are chiefly responsible for realizing their leader’s vision.

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How To Establish An Employee Suggestion Program

A good idea can come from anywhere. If your company’s ideas for new products, new positions, and new ways of working are only conceived in closed-off meeting rooms, there’s a chance that you might be missing out on a million-dollar idea. Asking your employees for their suggestions means that your company can benefit from a diversity of expertise, experiences, and brainpower. Employees might have an unexpected perspective on your company’s product offerings.

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Safety First: Establishing and Promoting Your Workplace Health and Safety Culture

No matter where you work–whether it’s a construction site, a kitchen, or an office–safety should be a leading priority for HR and upper management. Safety is as necessary to maintain in a well-functioning office as it is on a work site, and lapses can be just as costly. In the United States, a study by the National Safety Council shows that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds, totaling nearly five million preventable injuries per year.

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84 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Your Team for Greater Work

It’s not always easy to find the get-up-and-go to get up and come into work. Periods of joy and pain can have different effects on us, based on how we process and react to them. Depending on the person, moments of success can do everything from push us forward, driving our next bout of hard work, or lull us into complacency. Conversely, our lowest moments can make us feel hopeless, or they can help us realize that the only way forward is up.

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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 a micromanager can inflict on a workplace. Today, we’ll offer solutions for how you can work productively under a micromanager, and, further below, what you can do if you suspect that you might be a micromanager yourself.

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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. Identify micromanagement in your company Learn more While micromanagement might be common, that doesn’t mean it should be accepted. In many cases, micromanagement is a symptom of weak leadership, rather than the strong leadership it’s meant to present.

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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 for the employee being let go. Instead of leaning on a euphemism to soften the blow, let’s look at real solutions for the inevitable negativity of the worst part of a good leader’s job.

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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 in answering “yes” to all of these questions, it’s time to direct your focus toward developing your company pride. Want to learn more about this topic?

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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 field we’re in, we all experience workplace stress sometimes. Between meeting deadlines, difficult clients, and the emotional exhaustion of project-related debates, every job has its stressors, even for those who otherwise love their careers.

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