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A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way
Do Rules Rule?
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A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way

One of the major principles of successful leading that I have come across in my years of training and working with supervisors and staff is that a little appreciation of those who for you goes a long way.

I have encountered many people who stated that they were pleased and satisfied with their employer's various ways of saying, "Thank you" to them for a job well done.  The converse is also true, I have spoken with people who said that one of the main reasons that they resigned their job was the fact that they did not feel appreciated by their supervisor!

Do Rules Rule?

 Alot of people don't like rules in an organization, but they are necessary to maintain order, efficiency and even accountability and fairness.  A company or organization without rules will lack consistency and eventually fail due to the absence of structure.  However, In order to be of maximum benefit and respectfully observed, it is important to allow flexibility as well.  

I'm not advocating "rule-breaking", but I am encouraging people to be sensitive and aware to times when a rule may not need to be applied.

Don't Be Afraid to Lead

 It's October and the month usually associated with scary things because of Halloween.  It's curious how some cultures actually like being terrified...but I don't think being afraid is something that we should embrace.  Unfortunately, some people are afraid to be a leader, though by choice or selection, that is exactly what they are.

Let's take a look at some reasons why people fear leadership and what can be done to turn the lights on those fears and kick the "boogie man" out of the office!

Executive Presence and Work-Life Balance

We've all been hearing and reading about executive presence and how developing it can greatly increase your ability to be noticed for your "it" factor, and, ultimately, promoted on your job or elevated in your business or profession. But, there is more to executive presence than confidence and being well-dressed and well-spoken.  What about just being "WELL"?  It is so important for you to be healthy, happy and whole in your life. This has a powerful and direct impact on your executive presence.

10 Signs At Home That You May Need to Improve At Work

Okay, so I had a revelation the other day as I was (of all things) changing the toilet paper roll my guest bathroom and putting the extra rolls in the stand:  A lot of people use the last roll of paper and don't replace it for the use and convenience of others. That's when it dawned on me!  (I know you're surprised that this is how I get the inspiration for my blogs, but it's true!)...  People who consistently exhibit certain habits at home likely carry that habit or mentality into their workplace as well.