Mark Murphy / Leadership IQ Blog
CEOs don’t get many chances to hear the unfiltered voices of their employees. So when you’re conducting your next employee engagement survey, don’t let that opportunity slip by.
Some employee engagement surveys limit themselves to questions about whether employees have a friend at work or like their job.
Whether we call it the Sunday night blues or Sunday evening dread, we’ve all experienced the anticipatory anxiety and depression that occurs as we mentally end our weekend and prepare for the stress of another Monday morning. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quell this anxiety and give yourself another full evening of weekend time.
This is probably going to sound like pretty weird career advice, but if you’re looking for a new job, don’t conduct a job search. Instead, conduct a company search. Let me explain.
The best companies out there, the kinds of organizations you really want to work for, hire people that are great fits for their culture.
Green Light work is good. It’s the stuff you were hired to do. It’s essential to your job and your work goals, and without it, you might as well not even be there.
When we think about all the ways we have to communicate with each other, and there are a bunch of them in the workplace setting, most communication modalities offer some possibility of messaging beyond the words we say.
Face-to-face communication, which has the biggest communication bandwidth, for example, lets us stuff a whole lot more information than just words into our message.
So you’re going to manage them by doing the opposite (i.e. you’re going to be calm, cool and Factual).
Sometimes when people mess up at work, they dodge accountability and shift the responsibility to someone else. This is called blame.
Far too many of us have experienced an employee missing a deadline and trying to throw a colleague under the bus for their mistake, like:
“I couldn’t get this report done on time because of that jerk Pat in accounting.
But imagine that instead of giving your proposal the green light, the boss says “that’s a good try, but I’d like to go in a different direction.”