None of us can completely check our personality at the door, so we tend to bring our habits, good and bad, into the workplace with us. We can be supplicative, combative, competitive, or cooperative.
Have you heard the saying, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there”? It can be difficult to shake the anxiety that often goes with doing things we’re not used to or comfortable with, precisely because we have either little or poor experience with whatever is outside our comfort zone.
Monday, 07 January 2013 Posted by Christopher Lihzis
In order to clarify your intentions, goals, and objectives when it comes to employee recruiting and retention in 2013, ask yourself these questions:
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 Posted by Christopher Lihzis
in Share242 If you feel overwhelmed you may need to rethink how you use your time. Here are seven ways you may be wasting time without even realizing it.
Thursday, 05 July 2012 Posted by Christopher Lihzis
Performance within groups typically does not just happen. For a group to really perform well, it needs practice. The group needs to understand the best way to organize itself for performance. This concept is commonly understood by sports teams and the military. They clearly see the need to give groups opportunities to practice. Boot Camp for the military and pre-season workouts for sports teams are the norm. It’s interesting to note in business that there is far less interest or appreciation of group development and the need for practice. Team practice, for the most part, is not factored into the business or corporate world. We form groups in business and march them into the corporate battle zone expecting them to perform and when they fail we are surprised.
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 Posted by Christopher Lihzis
Small business owners understandably may be reluctant to use non-compete agreements for many reasons. The desire to divert precious resources to paying an attorney to prepare a contract is hardly appealing. Similarly, businesses may feel that such agreements are unnecessary because they have few employees. But as Ben Franklin once wisely advised, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 Posted by Christopher Lihzis
Have you ever provided suggestions which were subsequently ignored? Have you ever provided critiques which were not well received? Have you ever wanted to provide constructive feedback on something, but held back from doing so because you did not know how to convey your intentions across? Today’s guide is on how to give constructive criticism to someone. Whether at work or in relationships, sharing (and receiving) feedback is part and parcel of improvement. If you have ideas on how someone can improve, don’t hold your ideas back – rather, share them in a constructive manner. (Provided the subject is something the person has asked to receive feedback on. Otherwise, you are merely imposing your judgment on others.)