Since the Confederate flag was created in 1861, there have been many social uprisings over what it symbolizes (Rockingham Community College). There is a plethora of information available about how and why the flag was created, when and why it was flown, and who brandished the cloth for […]
Hello! I am the founder of The Workplace Word. My passion for helping people to be more creative leaders, to be more resourceful at work, and to cultivate a people-first mindset in the workplace, lead me to create this blog and community.
One approach to creating a positive motivational climate in the workplace would be to focus on job enrichment. Job enrichment allows workers to have more control over how they complete their tasks. Giving employees a say in their own processes and autonomy in their tasks will create an […]
One of my first real experiences as a leader was when I was a front desk manager at a gym. I was only 20 years old and had 16 people who worked under me part-time. I was so young and inexperienced. Many mistakes were made and many lessons […]
Leadership is complex. It can’t be simplified into a singular academic thought process (Johnson & Hackman, 2018). Effective leaders build effective cultures, therefore, ‘followers’ prosper. Building a culture, be it workplace or community, has so many moving parts and nuances. Many of these moving parts can be learned, refined, and […]
First Watch this Video: I have never truly understood ALL aspects of the wars in the Middle East and I’m even a military veteran. I also believe I have above average emotional intelligence, frequenting kindness, understanding, and empathy in my daily actions. However, I never had someone so […]
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How many meetings do you have in a week? According to MIT Sloan Management Review, senior managers attend nearly 23 hours of meetings every week. Meetings are good ways to collaborate and create action amongst a team. However, bad meeting practices can waste time and affect productivity. Which ultimately […]
“People don’t by what you do, people buy why you do it.” This quote by Simon Sinek is a part of his well-known TedTalk, with over forty-seven million views, called ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action.’ In this powerful video from 2009, Simon lays out an idea called the golden circle, which gives people an insight into how a company can inspire people to take action (TedTalks, 2009).
Here’s a famous Indian fable about six blind men that come across different parts of an elephant. Each creating their own version of the elephant from their perspective. Is what we perceive actually the reality of the situation? This fable is a great reminder to consider multiple perspectives […]