Collaborating with Others-Part 2

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”

Collaborating with Others-Part 1

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”

Be Deliberate: Make your Mind Up on Purpose

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”

The Power of One: Make a Real Difference

When I think of the power of one, I think of the honeybee and what one bee is able to accomplish: Individually and collectively a bee contributes to agriculture, food production, the economy, and our well being and health. If bees can contribute so much in their short lifespan, think of the human potential. EverythingContinue reading “The Power of One: Make a Real Difference”

Clear out the clutter

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”

Positive Steps to creating a civilized workplace- Part three

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”

Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two

The impact: Building a case for a civilized workplace Recap In my last post, I described my experience in an uncivil work environment and the toll it took on me and the team. This series is largely about workplace incivility. However, incivility can happen at home, with family, friends, in the community, anywhere-the same issuesContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two”

Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace – Part One

The setting In case you didn’t recognize the image, it is Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers created Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a children’s television show that stopped airing in 2001 The show epitomized civility. His gift to the world was to teach us to be kind and civil and see the best in one another. Both civilityContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace – Part One”