• Managers are seen as more effective when they give praise

    Research by Zenger Folkman suggests that employees place a great deal of emphasis on receiving positive feedback from their manager. Most know that some feedback may be negative or constructive, but employees want positive feedback specifically for something...
  • Be An Inspiration to Yourself

    It is important for managers to motivate employees. But, understanding what motivates you, can help you motivate others. In the infographic above, several questions are listed to help you inspire yourself. List three people who inspire you. What have...
  • Be more productive during the workday

    Working too many hours leads to stress and burnout. Stress kills productivity. According to an infographic by project management software Podio, your brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes, at which point it needs a short break before you can launch...
  • Success, Failure, and Drive

    In this short 7 minute TED Talk, Elizabeth Gilbert inspires you to stay the course. She discusses her failure and success. Why can success be as disorienting as failure? What is a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes?
  • How to Get Better at the Things You Care About

    Do you feel that you are working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a way to think about getting better at the things you do, and shares some techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you're...
  • Dr. Robert Cialdini interviews Dr. Amy Cuddy

    In this video, Dr. Robert Cialdini interviews Amy Cuddy , bestselling author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges , known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk , which is the second-most viewed talk in TED’s history...
  • Retain Employees through Engagement

    The infographic above from a Quantum Workplace study shows employees are not happy and many are feeling less and less loyal to their companies. What trends and tips could a manager use to impact employee engagement?
  • Be Happier and More Productive

    Explain which of the 5 ideas most appeals to you. How will you implement it?
  • How to deal with failure and bad situations

    Jocko Willink was the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser in 2006 in Iraq. In the podcast above, Willink explains that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops, but it could also motivate them. "One of my direct subordinates...
  • What motivates us?

    What motivates you to do your best work? What is an engaged employee? How can managers create an environment for engaged employees?
  • Coaching Employees to Success

    The infographic above and the attached ebook from Quantum Workplace suggest that employee coaching could be HR’s number one tool for employee training, development, and performance management. What are the best practices behind coaching employees...
  • How to give feedback

    We all need feedback in order to improve. But, when can feedback feel like criticism? Share a time when you wish you had received feedback, but did not. How can a manager avoid giving negative feedback and motivate employees?
  • Take Back Your Lunch Hour!

    Digital Third Coast found that 55% of people regularly run errands instead of eating. What happened to eating lunch during the "lunch hour" at work? Why should managers encourage employees to take their lunch hour?
  • Top 10 New Year's Resolutions 2017

    1 Lose Weight / Healthier Eating 21.4% 2 Life / Self Improvements 12.3% 3 Better Financial Decisions 8.5% 4 Quit Smoking 7.1% 5 Do more exciting things 6.3% 6 Spend More Time with...
  • Whistle While You Work

    61% of employees listen to music at work to make them happier and more productive. What about you? Do you listen to music at work? 90% of workers perform better when listening to music, and 88% of employees produce more accurate work when listening...
  • Music Boosts Productivity at Work

    81% of people worked fastest when listening to one of four music genres 88% of people worked most accurately when listening to one of four music genres Pop music is best for working quickly and accurately Classical music is most effective for solving...
  • Better Managers Improve Employee Engagement

    Quantum Workplace says that to improve employee engagement, companies must get better managers. "Engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, more customer-focused, and more likely to stay." How do managers negatively impact employee...
  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Shares Tips On How To Succeed At Work

    In the video above, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, says if you want to advance in your career, focus on succeeding in your current position instead of proving that you can do your ideal job. Develop a unique skill that helps you stand out, and show courage...
  • Show Employee Appreciation During the Holidays

    Showing employee appreciation does not have to be expensive. One example is to have a hot chocolate bar. Several recipe ideas are depicted in the infographic above by sheknows. What are some other inexpensive ideas to celebrate the holidays and show...
  • Employee Appreciation Ideas

    How do managers motivate employees? They show appreciation! The following infographic is from Justworks . Which of the 15 ways to show appreciation for employees would motivate you? Explain.
  • 8 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

    How does Gallup define an engaged employee? As a manager, how will improve your company’s employee engagement levels?
  • Mastering the Multigenerational Workforce

    Mazlo put together an infographic above about four generations at work. What generation are you? What do you want from work? What motivates you? Does your boss understand you and your generation? Explain.
  • When is the best time to do what you do?

    We all would like to be more productive. We want to "work smarter, not harder"! One way to do this is to determine the best time of day to do what you do. The infographic above gives you tips on the optimum times to complete a range of tasks...
  • What scares professionals?

    Scott Steinberg was researching business leaders for his book Make Change Work for You and discovered the key to success may be overcoming, and even using, your fears. What is your biggest fear? How is it holding you back? What can you do about...
  • Be Kind to Yourself!

    According to the Coaching Company, there are 12 Courageous Ways to Be Kind to Yourself: Be BOLD - live your life your way! Remember - your flaws give you style and personality! Ask yourself daily - what do I need to thrive today? Your feelings...