The Need for Humility in the Workplace

  We live in a society that values individuality … that encourages competition.  We work in a world where we are constantly advised to speak up, be assertive, toot our own horns, beat the competition — and the person sitting next to us.  Humility is an often overlooked, yet extremely valuable human quality. Humility is…

Use These 9 Tips When Giving Negative Feedback

  A manager’s motivation for giving negative feedback to an employee should be to encourage change — to help the employee grow, get better results, or stop doing something that is holding back success. While there are obviously differences in people’s receptiveness to corrective feedback, in general, “people believe constructive criticism is essential to their…

12 Ways to Personalize Employee Recognition

  You’d probably agree that a job well done should be acknowledged and praised.  But not all recognition carries equal weight. Formal recognition programs like year-end bonuses and employee-of-the-month programs can become lackluster and expected. Flip the switch to personalized recognition and let your employees know you notice and appreciate their efforts. Like most people,…