Employee Engagement

The Power of Focus and Flow: How Paying Attention Opens the Door to Happiness and High Performance… Right Now

Finding Focus

“If you’re like most of us, you probably take pride in your ability to multitask, to be incredibly efficient by simultaneously listening to a conference call, writing a few e-mails, and eating your salad at your desk,” writes Janice Marturano in her book, Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership. Sound …

The Power of Focus and Flow: How Paying Attention Opens the Door to Happiness and High Performance… Right Now Read More »

The Greatest Gift: What They REALLY Want for Christmas

  “The most wonderful time of the year” is here, marked by scrumptious dinners and desserts, snowmen, ribbons, lights, ugly sweaters — so many good things — and… STRESS!¬† I was just talking with my mom a couple of days ago and she outlined their schedule for the next few weeks: This weekend we’ll do …

The Greatest Gift: What They REALLY Want for Christmas Read More »

Don’t Just Give Thanks, Say Thanks

This week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in the United States, “giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year” (says¬†Wikipedia) — or at least for the pumpkin pie. As we give thanks this week, let’s also remember to say thanks — particularly to those we work with. Not just because …

Don’t Just Give Thanks, Say Thanks Read More »

The Power of Negative Feedback — It Stings and It Sticks

Negative feedback stings. No way around that. But not only does it sting; it sticks. Recognizing that, we can better manage the negative feedback we receive, and we can be more mindful of the negative feedback we give. More on that in a moment, but first, I’m reminded of one of my favorite scenes from …

The Power of Negative Feedback — It Stings and It Sticks Read More »

The 21-Day Happiness Challenge: Five Ways to Be More Positive

A couple of weeks ago, I asked this question: “Are you celebrating your success?” The point is that many of us are always chasing success without pausing to actually celebrate the success we’ve achieved so far. Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, has studied and written about this extensively. In one of the most …

The 21-Day Happiness Challenge: Five Ways to Be More Positive Read More »