What does email etiquette have to do with leadership? It leaves an impression and shows your character. A 2013 study by Modeuro Consulting found that about 80% of email traffic is considered useless and only about 21.5% of emails get opened.
By the time spring comes, most people are sick of winter. We get to shed our winter boots, bulky coats and clothing, and the gloom of winter. We look forward to springtime. It’s a time when we are ready for sunshine and something new-a time of planting seeds (seedtime) and creating beauty.
“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” CLARENCE THOMAS ,Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Raise your hand if you are tired of angry and rude behaviour.
If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning. JOhn MacKey, CEO, WHole Foods
In part one of Collaborating with Others, I discussed two levers that impact collaboration; physical space, and online tools. Physical space had mixed reviews in terms of how well it encouraged collaboration, some found it to be less conducive to cooperation, while others liked the open space concept to promote teamwork. Online collaboration wasContinue reading “Collaborating with Others-Part 2”
Experts discuss the lost collaboration opportunity now that COVID has people working from home. They mention the good old days when people would gather around the kitchen, the water cooler, or the coffee machine to chat, share, test ideas, and collaborate. Mostly, staff would catch up on how the weekend was, what was happening withContinue reading “Collaborating with Others-Part 1”
What do I mean by this? We get to decide how to respond and act, by being deliberate about our choices. Being deliberate and making up your mind on purpose, means that you have guiding principle(s) for how you live your life. Emotionally intelligent leaders actively practice being deliberate about how they will react and respond.Continue reading “Be Deliberate: Make your Mind Up on Purpose”
There is something about cleaning out clutter. Some people are great at maintaining a clutter free life. I don’t know any of those people. I go through clutter free periods, but then the clutter builds again. I always feel better after I’ve removed clutter. I have a habit of saving things, just in case-you neverContinue reading “Clear out the clutter”
All the best to you during this season! Diane
Positive Steps Recap In the first post of this series, I talked about working in an uncivilized workplace and the impact this environment can have. In the second post, I shared research findings on this subject, to show why this is a matter that requires attention by senior decision makers. Workplace incivility is costly toContinue reading “Positive Steps to creating a civilized workplace- Part three”