Last month I finally tuned into Adam Grant's Work Life podcast - and I'm already in love. Adam is incredibly skilled at taking big topics and breaking them into small, actionable nuggets. In one of my favorite episodes, Adam interviews someone whose company force ranks all their managers based on performance - and how, at one point, he came in dead last. The worst manager of the bunch. The episode is focused on learning to love criticism and how this particular manager handle
Creating better work environments is not about every day being sunshine and rainbows. It's not about ignoring hard work. Or not caring about profit. It's about basic workplace rights everyone deserves in this day in age. You deserve to have a boss that treats you with respect. You deserve to work in an environment free of harassment, sexual or otherwise. You deserve a challenging, but manageable workload. You deserve to live a life not consistently overcome with work anxiety.
Most people can tell you about a horrible boss they've had, because it's really easy to be one. Meanwhile, some people can tell you about a great boss they've had and will do so passionately and with great admiration. So what sets a great boss apart from a bad one? Lots of things, but in my experience these three things stick out above the rest. 1. Great bosses prioritize and excel at active listening. Active listening is an incredible skill. When someone is actively listenin
"I wish they would have told me!" It's the number one thing I hear from leaders when their best employees leave the company. My response is always the same. "Did you ask?" More times than not, I get a sheepish smile in return. "I guess I never did..." Bingo. When is the last time you asked their employees what they were thinking? Not how their current project is going, but how they're doing at the company. My guess is it's been a while - and you're not alone in that! We get s