Having friends at work is more than just fun - it makes us more effective at getting the job done. Here are a few benefits of friendships with coworkers.
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When it comes to gratitude, our professional life can feel less clear than our other relationships. How can you show gratitude at work without seeming over the top? Keep these four keys in mind the next time you thank someone you work with.
We know rudeness gets in the way of relating to others at work. But even common, well-meaning responses can block us from connecting with others. Here are 10 common ways we prevent ourselves from being present and truly listening to others, and steps we can take to remove those barriers.
We all want to be heard and understood, especially in a difficult conversation. Ask yourself these four questions beforehand to help your message come across clearly and compassionately to the listener.
You can be a leader no matter your job title. Leadership is influence. And influence has everything to do with the way you treat others. When people perceive us as competent and caring to others, they're more likely to accept us as a leader.
We know a workplace culture of kindness has the power to make our daily grind more meaningful and effective. But how do we get there? Here are some simple, practical ways we can show kindness to our colleagues and begin this ripple effect we all want to see at work.
At the heart of collaboration is the desire to give. How can we encourage employees to give so that everyone benefits?
Want to have a successful career? Be a great leader? Help your team and organization perform better? No matter what your current position or future goals, there’s one thing that will impact your career even more than competence or expertise - they way you treat others.
A majority of Americans view government employees in a negative light; we are viewed as overpaid and underqualified according to most polls of the general public. While research shows that this isn’t true (see my last blog post), how do we improve public perception of government employees? For those of us that interface with the... Read more »
I’ve adopted a new practice I want to share with you, because it’s making a real difference in my own life, and maybe it could in yours, too. You know the bumper sticker, “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty?” The one some people sneer at? Well, the people who made and display that... Read more »