Employee Satisfaction And Happiness Need Not Be A Mystery

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Managers and businesses often complicate employee satisfaction and happiness. Simple approach and solutions work best. While it’s important to use analytics and surveys to gauge satisfaction, the best approach for better results is to get personal. Yes, after all its people managing people. It’s about building relationships. Nurturing them. How? Read on.

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Don’t Let Caution and Fear Stifle the Good Employees

There is a natural inclination for business owners and those in charge of setting work policies to err on the side of caution. After all, in any company, there are always a few employees who take advantage of any leniency and push the boundaries. How to avoid the pitfall of bad work policies?

Leadership Lessons From Dan Brown’s Inferno

I am a strong believer in the statement “fiction imitates life”. I have often derived the best of life, business, relationship and leadership lessons from fiction. Great authors are great gurus. Here are two leadership lessons from Dan Brown’s bestseller Inferno.

How To Use Popular Opinion For Tough Decisions At Work?

Leaders cannot duck or bury their faces in the mud when making tough calls at work. Leadership is tested when selling unpopular decisions to the team. How do you do that? “My way or the highway” does not work. It gets you obedience, not acceptance. Do you use popular opinion as a work around? Can you?

How To Deal With Brilliant Jerks?

How do you deal with brilliant jerks at work? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says “fire them”. Ariana Huffington, cofounder of the Huffington Post says – “No brilliant jerks allowed”. The cost to the company is too high if you do. Do you agree?

Unconscious bias at work – Are you a victim or accused?

You may not need to think too hard to answer this. While I will consciously refrain from saying all, a very large majority of us have been a victim of unconscious bias. Not just victims, we all can as easily be accused of being unconsciously biased against someone.

Stereotyping is a form of bias. How often we stereotype others? How often have you been “stereotyped”?

How to have a difficult conversation with employees?

How do you deliver difficult messages to your team? What’s your style? I prefer stepping out of the office meeting room. A walk outside the building, a café work better when I need to have a difficult one on on discussion. Why are “out of office” meetings effective to deliver difficult messages?