Poor Attitude Issues at Work

How are Attitudes Influenced? Consider for a moment that you are in a life threatening situation, and there are other people involved, whose lives are also in jeopardy. The specific situation doesn’t matter for the point of this discussion. Maybe you’re in a severe weather storm? Maybe you’re confronted by a wild animal? Maybe you’re…

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Attitude Test

Attitude Self-Assessment There’s a spectrum to our attitudes – two directions that we can go – ranging from 100% positive on one end to 100% negative on the other end, and of course, any percentage of positive and/or negative in between. More importantly, our attitudes have an impact, and we can either have an attitude…

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Negative Attitudes – What They Talk About!

Busy! “How are you doing?” “Really crazy busy.” “What’s happening?” “The usual – busy as ever.” “What’s new?” “Nothing much – Still busy!” Sometime’s we even ask, “Keeping busy?” (Maybe a ridiculous question?) A team was defining habitual negative talk that happens in their organization. The word ‘busy’ was highlighted. One of the team member’s said,…

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Real Active Listening: Let’s Stop Faking It!

What is Active Listening? Ask people what they think is active listening, and here’s what you’ll often hear: Active listening is making eye contact and nodding your head. Active listening is positive open facial expressions and body language. Active listening is stopping whatever you’re doing, to focus on the person talking. Active listening is not interrupting.…

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Respect in the Workplace – Why Care?

Is Your Organization Culturally Confident With Respect? Respect in the workplace – How does respect show-up in your workplace through the communication and behaviours of your people? Organizations either have a workplace culture by design or default. The most successful leaders are intentional about respect in the workplace and designing a culture of respect –…

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Increase Team Morale: 4 Little Known Fundamentals Needed

Team morale is one of the most important drivers of team effectiveness, and can have a powerful influence on any organization as it impacts behaviours. Team morale can be described as the state of how people think and feel about the team, as well as how people think and feel about being a member of…

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It Made the Difference: Microsoft and The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team

Case Study: The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Testimonial and Review of The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team from Microsoft See how the world’s largest producer of software stays innovative and ahead of the competition. Using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team as the foundation of their Organizational Capital Program, Microsoft can…

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Are You Still Just Treating Everyone How You’d Like To Be Treated?

And What Are The Rules for Earning Your Respect and When Do We Get To Know? The investment for leaders and organizations in developing and nurturing a culture of respect, has never been worth more to the workforce and performance success, than today. A professor by the name of James Clawson suggests that respect for…

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Diversity, Tolerance, and Respect in the Workplace

Respect Diversity: Tolerance and What You Should Know in 2016! The Attitude of Tolerance Is tolerance just prejudice in its best dress clothes? When tolerance exists in society, this typically involves ‘people’ co-existing in some form with ‘others’. These ‘others’ are different than the aforementioned ‘people’ and who they may typically agree with or like. …

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Team Player Skills

Effective Team Players in the Workplace – Warning: Sympathy and Empathy aren’t enough! How to be a Better Team Member During Challenges? This One Characteristic Can Certainly Help! When individuals and teams encounter challenges (including mistakes and failures), the compassionate culture is more likely to out perform the sympathetic and empathetic one. When defining a…

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