| Management Decisions - Five Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce
by Ruth Ross and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
The topic of employee engagement has been in the spotlight in recent months. Engaged employees are more motivated and productive in the workplace, ultimately leading to a more successful company. As a manager, there are many ways you can help your employees stay engaged. Ruth Ross – engagement evangelist, speaker, and author – joins LJNRadio to offer her insight on the topic. Employment Notebook explores various topics of i...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Leadership and Downward Mobility
by Rob Asghar and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Leadership roles have traditionally been seen as positions of prestige and ones nearly all people desired. With the ever-changing landscape of the workforce and the expectations, many are shying away from leadership - or at least seriously considering its value. Rob Asghar, author and management consultant, brings the idea of downward mobility to LJNRadio. Rob tells Tim Muma that the practice of downward mobility will encourag...
| Employment Notebook - Take Better Notes, Improve Your Production
by Laura Vanderkam and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
When you hear about actual note taking, you probably harken back to school with your pen and paper. Research has shown, despite improvements in technology, physically writing down notes continues to have tremendous benefits - even in a work setting. Laura Vanderkam, author of "I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Build Lives That Work," breaks down the best ways to take notes at work and the number of benefits it holds...
| Management Decisions - Reasonable Behavior or Questionable Actions?
by Jim Webber and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Jim Webber, aka Evil Skippy, returns to LJNRadio to tackle some controversial strategies some employers are using when it comes to their employees, past and present. Jim Webber, an individual with 25 years experience as an employment lawyer and human resources manager, gives Tim Muma his perspectives on some actions that could be understandable to some, but extremely questionable to others. Each situation should be looked at i...
Creating a State of Flow at Work
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2015
We coach leaders to cultivate, creativity, clarity, focus and trust in a full engagement culture. Creating a State of Flow at Work One of my CEO executive coaching clients is working with his executive leadership team to create an organizational culture that unleashes employees’ intrinsic motivation and state of flow. I am coaching him to become more effective at appealing to employees’ intrinsic motivation and core valu...
Millennial Question: Why Does Gen X Love Email?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2015
“You’ve got mail!” Ah, the days when the ding of a new message was exciting rather than annoying. With all the apps and productivity tools designed to help us manage our email and all the effort many devote to achieving “Inbox Zero,” it’s hard for millennials — and many others — to believe that Gen Xers used to adore email. And our dirty little secret is that many of us still do. Of course, not every Gen Xer feels this wa...
What Successful People Know That You Need To Learn
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jun, 2015
This might surprise you, but success is all about structure. As a matter of fact, we do not get better, we do not change our behavior, and we do not become successful without it! Yet, most people don’t. Not only is having and utilizing structure a challenge, but you have the added test of incorporating the right structure – meaning a structure that fits the situation and personalities involved, including yours. Yet, it’s cr...
What's Your Attitude to Setbacks
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Vincent would like to establish his own business, but he’s afraid he won’t succeed. Marion would like to return to school, but she fears she may fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated in races for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What’s your attitude toward setbacks? Do you pe...
How and when to say "I'm sorry"
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
Resilient professionals know when to say “I’m sorry” and when it’s time to stop The way you routinely speak at work may say more about you than you realize. Some words are particularly powerful and should be handled with care. One of those big impact words is “sorry.” It’s typically defined to include emotions like regret, sadness and penitence, but in practice it can have many shades of meaning. And when we say the phr...
7 Proven Ways to Be Happier at Work (Starting Today)
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
Are you happy at work? If someone asked you this question, what would first come to your mind? Maybe you’d evaluate your job satisfaction with the type of work you’re doing — does it fit your skill set and challenge you? Others may equate career happiness to compensation or the prestige of a particular employer. Studies show that people who are most satisfied at their job point to a wide range of features from friendly...
How to Talk to the Bully: Disarming Workplace Bullying
by Mark Gorkin - Jun, 2015
Prologue: As many of you know, when I write about bullying or trauma in general it comes from my personal well, including several years of childhood bully trauma: stricken by shame, taunted by peers but mostly stalked by my own lurking fear and helplessness, a constant struggle to concentrate, unaware of my smoldering depression, subliminal rage, and omnipresent mask. Then there was the nuclear tension and family secrets (e....
10 Ways to Build Trust Remotely
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2015
"Office Workers Don't Trust Colleagues Who Work Remotely," read the headline from a recent survey(link is external). According to researchers the survey respondents believed remote workers were: • "Three times more likely than people in the office to miss deadlines, not follow through on commitments or mislead co-workers." • "Four times more likely to give a half-hearted effort, make changes without notice or not fight for...
Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: My Talk at NACE 2015
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2015
Last week I had the amazing experience of serving as a keynote speaker at the annual National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference in Anaheim, Calif. The enthusiasm of the crowd was infectious, and I had the opportunity to connect with so many career services professionals and campus recruiters who are on the front lines of creating tomorrow’s leaders. (NACE, for those who are unfamiliar, is the go-to associ...
5 Clear Signs You Deserve a Promotion
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
It is very important that you know when it is time for a promotion. And for that, you need to evaluate your own skills and previous track records. You may have complete command over work and love your current job but there comes a time when you start feeling bored working at it and feel ready for the next challenge. All you need is to be careful about the timing; the time should not be too early or too late. You cannot wait fo...
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