How Emotional Intelligence Can Make Your Team More Agile

When thinking about team agility, it might help to picture a team of whitewater rafters heading toward class five rapids. The team paddles and maneuvers the raft swiftly but effectively. They’re proactive in communicating logs or rocks they see in their path. They adapt in real time to new challenges by scanning the near horizon, […]

How to Spot the Signs of a Great Place to Work

If you’re looking for a new job, remember it isn’t just the job description you should focus on. It’s just as important to look for an organisation which will be a good fit for you, making it a great place to work. It’s where you will spend a significant amount of time and, outside of […]

Employer Brand Leadership During a Pandemic

Now, more than ever, do employees look to managers for information and leadership on many levels. We’re all in this together, there is nobody to blame for this pandemic, and it’s testing for every employee of an organisation. But what about employer brand leadership? Surely that is the responsibility of all managers, not just the […]

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We’ve all heard the adage, “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses.” It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there’s a ton. In one study, 61% of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for […]

How you should offer rewards and recognition during a pandemic

Hard working employees are what will see every company through this pandemic. But how do you best recognise and reward them for their efforts when everything is so disrupted? For most Australians, COVID-19 has turned their working lives upside down. Projects have stalled, budgets have been slashed and the commute to work has become a […]

Many people are working from home. But how do you work remotely successfully and what’s the best way to do it?

Here’s some ideas to make the transition easier. 1. Research How To Work Remotely You don’t have to dive into working remotely without a little help. In fact, many teams have been conducting remote work for several years and can offer great research and tips. Buffer has put together an annual survey of how employees […]

How to Get a Promotion – Without Working Longer Hours!

If you’ve been slogging away at the office, working long hours in the hope your good efforts will mark you out for promotion, you could be doing it all wrong. Unless you are an Olympic athlete, feats of strength and stamina are unlikely to be what your boss is looking for. Many of today’s business […]

20 Ways to Improve Empathy and Relationships at Work

In the busy, fast-paced world of business, it may be surprising to learn just how important empathy is when it comes to your personal level of performance and how well you can interact and work with your co-workers. Low levels of empathy can cause many problems in the workplace – it can leave you feeling […]

7 Ways Managers Motivate and Demotivate Employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity. The scariest thing is how prevalent this lack of motivation is. Gallup research shows that 70% of employees consider themselves to be disengaged at work. Organizations know how important it […]

8 Unrealistic Expectations That Do You Harm

Research shows that your expectations determine your reality. Don’t let these unrealistic expectations hold you back. Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t. Research shows that people who believe in themselves use more metacognitive functions than […]