Category Archives for "Motivate"

Employee Burnout: Do You Know the Signs?

The American workforce is in the throes of a burnout crisis, especially in high stakes and inherently stressful industries like healthcare and tech – and it’s not hard to see why. In the era of endless “hustle” and 24/7 connectivity, “clocking out” of work at the end of the day has become something of a […]

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Dealing with Difficult Employees

Dealing with Difficult Employees

Becoming a boss may be the dream of many young adults but leading a team isn’t always peaches and cream (or, in the case of millennials, a double shot of espresso and almond milk). No matter where you work or how nice you may be, you’re bound to end up dealing with difficult employees. In […]

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Leading Gig Workers

Leading Gig Workers

In this gig economy, people work at many side jobs, short-term contracts and freelance jobs. The 2017 Intuit study on the on-demand economy predicts that 9.2 million Americans will choose on-demand jobs by 2021. Many successful, innovative businesses already employ remote workers and have managers leading gig workers; many more are slowly opting for them. […]

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The Enneagram: Guided Leadership

Enneagram Guided Leadership

In part 1 of this series, we gave an overview of the Enneagram and the value it has for raising your self-awareness.  In their “Innovative Leadership Fieldbook,” Metcalf and Palmer suggest that “by enhancing self-awareness you can exercise more choice about your actions rather than engaging in patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior in an automatic, […]

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Leading with Compassion vs. Leading for Compliance

Leading a workforce is more challenging than ever before because it’s multigenerational, multicultural, and at many companies, globalized. New workforce demographics require a new leadership style. Historically, managers have led for compliance vs leading with compassion, assuming a focus on setting rules and issuing orders meant to ensure operational requirements are met. In this scenario, […]

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