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From Gallup: Whether the economy is good or bad, most organizations are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity. For managers who are looking to do more with less, a key first step is for them to know their employees individually. This helps managers position workers for success, motivate them, and keep them focused on actions that are essential for the continued health of the organization.
Employees who intentionally apply their strengths to their work increase the odds of their success.
But it’s difficult for managers to do any of this if they are not attuned to the strengths of the people on their team. And it’s just as difficult for workers to use their strengths if their managers don’t understand, appreciate, or maximize those strengths.
From ChangeThis: Every day the market you work in — regardless of the industry — asks ‘Are you invaluable?’ Did you answer the question satisfactorily today? Well done. Get ready to answer it again tomorrow.
As the speed of innovation and information ever quickens, so does the need for you to have clear answers for this ‘invaluable question.’ It is no longer enough to simply have a job. It is no longer enough to simply advertise and attract customers to work with you. Loyalty to employees, to brands, to personalities and to media disappears the instant one’s attention is switched to new, shinier options.
From ChangeThis: We believe that what women see — what they notice and value and how they perceive the world in operation — is a greatly under-exploited resource in organizations. In this manifesto, we explore what the female vision is, what it has to offer, and why it matters — to women, to organizations and to the world. In this manifesto, we explore what the female vision is, what it has to offer, and why it matters — to women, to organizations and to the world.
From The Lift Blog: Shawn Quinn shares success stories in hopes that these stories can spark thoughts and ideas in your work. These stories are based on what executives applied after attending a course called Leading for Total Engagement which introduced them to a number of Positive Organizational Scholarship concepts. One of the course participants took what seems like an action that is almost too simple to believe it could have such significant outcomes.
“Does failure truly exist, or is it simply an inaccurate matchup of expectations and strengths? Could it be that people are not successes or failures but merely individuals in the right or wrong expectation environment?” — Donald O. Clifton and Paula Nelson, Soar with your strengths · Read more →
“In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the center of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases, and every man, woman and child in the village gathers in a large circle around the accused. Then each person in the tribe, regardless of age, · Read more →