Human Strategies #19: 5 ways to be a leader at work, regardless of your role or title.

March 21, 2016

You may think of the “leaders” in your organization as the ones at the top of the org chart, but true leadership isn’t dependent on a title or a reporting structure. It’s in how you treat and inspire the people around you. Whether you’re a veteran CEO or just have a few years of professional experience, here are five leadership tips that you can start using today at work regardless of your current role or title. Consider these your secret weapons – use them well and they will allow you to get more of your goals accomplished and create a working environment that your whole team can enjoy.

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Human Strategies #18: Assume positive intent

March 13, 2016

When someone does something to irk us at work, it can be very easy to assume it was the result of negative intent. In this podcast, I'll explain why, and explore a more productive route. 

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Human Strategies #17: “I HATE my coworker”

March 7, 2016

I hear some version of the "I HATE my coworker" problem every week. In this podcast, I tackle it head on and give you some ideas about how to proactively approach the situation and create a more positive environment for all involved.

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Human Strategies #16: Let’s talk about stress

February 7, 2016

Everyone alive in the world deals with stress on some level - it's inescapable! So this week, I'm getting a bit academicy with a discussion of how stress impacts your body and your health, and what you need to do to make sure you're setting yourself up to fix the problems it causes before they become problems! 

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Human Strategies #15: 10 Tips for New Managers

January 27, 2016

So, you’ve been promoted to a manager position and have people reporting directly to you. But with great power comes great responsibility! No matter how successful you’ve been previously in your professional life, managing people for the first time can be a daunting task. Here are ten things to keep in mind to start you off on the right foot.

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Human Strategies 14: 10 Tips for Keeping Your Best Employees Happy

January 23, 2016

We've all heard the phrase "everyone's replaceable", and for many, it's very true. But when it comes to your best employees, you may be able to hire someone else for their role but that doesn't mean you can find someone that will match their contribution. In this podcast, I discuss 10 quick things to keep in mind when managing your top performers to keep them happy, motivated, and productive. 

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Human Strategies #13: The danger of making assumptions at work

January 15, 2016

Assumptions at work are a dangerous thing because when you get it wrong, you not only create problems for the people you're making assumptions about (which always comes back to bite you!). We can always choose to stop ourselves and make a different choice about how we're approaching the situation. 

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Human Strategies #12: How people REALLY make decisions, and what that means for you at work.

January 10, 2016

In this episode, I'll explain how we human beings are hardwired to make decisions to show you why it's so important for you to build positive relationships for the people you work with, and look for ways to compromise to give others a win-win. Trust me, it's for your success and sanity just as much as it is to make them feel good!

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Human Strategies #11: Six critical leadership skills that will take your career to the next level.

January 3, 2016

In this podcast, I'll take you through six of the most critical leadership skills that anyone in any position - regardless of current role or title - can develop that will help them go to the next level. Want to know more? Join me for my Leadership Workshop half day online intensive on April 7: www.zenworkplace.com/leadershipworkshop.

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Human Strategies #10: Cultivating Innovative Organizations

December 27, 2015

It's one thing to say you want an innovation organization...it's another entirely to put the structures and systems in place required to support it. In this podcast, I discuss three things that are critical if you're going to cultivate innovation in your organization. 

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