Start Your Year with Humility and Learning

In the previous episode we talked about giving your employees the best present, your best self. Now let’s look at helping them start the new year on the right foot.

This episode is focused on that manager or owner who are wanting to begin to move their organization to one that balances profit and people. One that begins to engage their people at a new level. Continue reading Start Your Year with Humility and Learning

The Best Gift for Your Team – Your Best Self

It’s the day after Xmas and all through the office, not a creature is stirring, not even a boss…

Anyway, I’m not going to rewrite the entire story to fit my podcast, but I did want to take this Tuesday, following Christmas and the next, following New Years to reflect and look forward.

This week, I’m thinking about mindfulness and your team. In the context of culture and work: mindfulness basically means that you look inward and with intention bring your best self to your work and interactions. Continue reading The Best Gift for Your Team – Your Best Self

Declare Your Independence from Independence – Special Episode

With July 4th coming up, I started thinking about this topic of Independence and as it usually goes, several items of interest came to my attention that made me think of this topic, declaring your independence from independence to interdependence.

Fireworks by bayassa on Flickr

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Inspired And Intentional News 01

Below is my first attempt to create quick look at stories, podcasts, and blogs that got my attention over the past couple of weeks regarding people intentionally working to create inspiring organizations. These first couple will probably be more collections and I hope to create a narrative that ties all of them together.

HOLOCRACY Continue reading Inspired And Intentional News 01

Architect Podcast – Why People Quit – Notes

My notes while listening to episode #81 of Archispeak. 
Podcast for Architects and those who run architect firms. This episode of Archispeak is entitled, “I Quit!”

People quit supervisors not so much the job itself.

Mistakes made with employees:

Not recognizing good work and contributions – employees don’t feel valued (New owner recognized and gave credit to a new employee to the clients. HUGE.)
Interesting: if you’re the only one working overtime and no one else is working on the project, this says a lot about the company or the expected level of effort. Something for an employee to consider.
Extra work with no rewards.
I would say it’s both sides job to let each other know if something isn’t working out.
(Go to their page to get Netflix slides. They also have some other resources.)
They work for/with an a$$hole! Companies don’t handle social conflicts at work. Why? Performers.
(I don’t think the clients see it. They treat customers great, but coworkers not so much. Like our family. Some treat friends better than they treat their own family.)