Conventional change management approaches have done little to change the fact that most change programs fail. The odds can be greatly improved by a number of counterintuitive insights that take into account the irrational but predictable nature of how employees interpret their environment and choose to act.
Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.
Dr Tayyab Rashid is a Clinical Psychologist from Toronto Canada, and has considerable experience and expertise dealing with traumatic events and enhancing resilience. He has worked with families of 9/11, survivors of the 204 Asia Tsunami and is the author of 'Positive Psychology'.
Why is curiosity so important? First, curious leaders are more open to new experiences, which enables them to approach problems (and people) in a less prejudiced way. In fact, the single best thing that companies can do to promote diversity and inclusion is to hire leaders with high openness scores.
Conflict resolution is a daily occurrence at work that can either propel or disrupt the momentum for a leader, a team or the entire organization. The workplace can become a toxic environment when leaders allow conflict to fester rather than confront it head-on.
While good health may or may not a good leader make (or break), it does contribute to good brain function, sustained energy output, and being physically resilient. These are important attributes for leaders, but the behaviours that contribute to these qualities are often sorely neglected
Take a moment to check out this video on Productivity. It was produced by Dr. Mike Evans, exclusively for UPnGO with ParticipACTION. The video explains the science behind how sitting less and moving more throughout the day can lead to increased productivity at work. It also touches on why adding physical activity into your workday will help you feel energized, awake, and even happier. It’s definitely worth the watch!
Conversations are not what we think they are. We’ve grown up thinking they are about talking, sharing, information, telling people what to do, or telling others what’s on our minds. We are now learning, through neurological and cognitive research, that a “conversation” goes deeper and is more robust than simple information.
A Checklist for Clear Communication. Think of how often you communicate with people during your day. You write emails, facilitate meetings, participate in conference calls, create reports, devise presentations, debate with your colleagues… the list goes on.
Tough conversations can be one of the hardest yet inevitable parts of a leader’s job. Impactful crucial conversations can resolve conflict, deepen relationships, build strong and diverse teams, and keep ideas and creativity flowing. Often fear stops us having those necessary difficult conversations that we know we need to have.
People’s ability to hold crucial conversations—emotionally and politically risky discussions—is key to creating a culture of safety in healthcare and also relates to significant gains in quality of care, productivity, and staff turnover, among other crucial issues.
Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying present have benefits.
You’re stressed. I’m stressed. We’re all “crazy busy” and to deal with increasing demands we work longer hours; we multitask; we track, measure and optimize. All the while we sacrifice other values, such as sleep and exercise, healthy eating and family time.
A health care professional's day is a busy one. Sometimes, it may seem that there are not enough hours - or minutes - to accomplish everything that you need to do. That's why time management skills are crucial.
Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.
There are good meetings and there are bad meetings. Bad meetings drone on forever, you never seem to get to the point, and you leave wondering why you were even present. Effective ones leave you energized and feeling that you've really accomplished something.
Someone get me a ladder, I’ve got a very high horse to mount. Meetings with no clear purpose. Meetings that are poorly run. People who are late for meetings. People who don’t contribute in meetings. That’s just the headlines.
In a world obsessed with wealth, status and instant gratification, we risk forgetting the real virtues of resilience, compassion and courage. How can we attain these values and restore them centre-stage?