Low Investment, Increased Employee Productivity

Decades ago, when I was a stressed out adult probation officer, someone gave me a book on meditation. I was hooked upon experiencing the positive outcomes of meditating. I occasionally taught meditation classes in groups and even to high school staff. Decades later I’m busy running a business, teaching in higher ed. and generally tryingContinue reading “Low Investment, Increased Employee Productivity”

Three Things That Won’t Solve Workforce Challenges

Ten or so years ago workforce development was the job of professionals within the workforce development field. Now, workforce development has morphed into an effort that for some reason more people and professions than needed are trying to contribute to. The issue in many cases is “what” the non-workforce professionals are trying to contribute. HereContinue reading “Three Things That Won’t Solve Workforce Challenges”

Accountability

Accountability is the base of business, leadership, friendship, etc.  The challenge within it can be very real.  Two thoughts on leaning into accountability: 1.)  Know that the lens you look through changes, and be aware that impacts   accountability as well. Revisit what you need to address throughout your life. 2.)  Accountability goes beyond you.  YouContinue reading “Accountability”

Are Women In Government Stuck?

In a recent article from Governing magazine, “Why Women’s Presence in Politics Has Stagnated,”  I was unpleasantly surprised to see female legislators are still at the same percentage level, roughly, as they were in 1997.  What an unpleasant discovery it was to read that.  I believe a lot of us just assumed progress was goingContinue reading “Are Women In Government Stuck?”

Productivity… TED Talk: Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done

Very interesting TED Talk on rules, the workplace and productivity.   What is the real goal and where do we focus in our processes – finding someone to blame if failure happens or do we focus on success? Is your company culture shaping a dynamic making it a positive for personnel to collaborate outside ofContinue reading “Productivity… TED Talk: Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done”

“A Stalled Revolution”

The following is from and interesting article on women in the workplace.  The full article can be found here. “In recent years, however, the percentage of women in top management positions and on corporate boards has stalled: As recently as 2011, their presence in top management positions in S&P 1500 companies was less than 9 percent. AlthoughContinue reading ““A Stalled Revolution””

One More Reason To Address An Employee’s Negative Behavior

Say you are a manager/leader in your organization.  Say you have an employee or two that act out somewhere in the organization.  You figure, the problem will take care of itself either through the person leaving, lower management addressing it, or their co-workers addressing it.  You are a leader after all, in mid or evenContinue reading “One More Reason To Address An Employee’s Negative Behavior”

The Neuroscience Of Positive Leadership

Research on the neuroscience of positive leadership, to me, seems like the best idea ever!  If you have positive leadership, creating a positive organizational culture, things start to take care of themselves, ROI, productivity fall into place. http://www.unc.edu/peplab/research.html