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20 Secrets of the World's Greatest Coaches

20 Secrets of the World's Greatest Coaches

Cleaning out some old files I came across a handout from a coaching workshop I attended some years ago. A single sheet of paper with the heading “The Coach’s Toolbox” and a list: Twenty Secrets of the World’s Greatest Coaches.[1]

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On at Work

We’ve all seen the T-shirt "Keep Calm and Carry On." The phrase, created for a World War II-era British public safety poster, has been described as “quintessentially British” and has taken on a life of its own as a popular meme. Perhaps its popularity stems from a need for calm in the midst of constant change and information overload or maybe it just makes people think of Monty Python.

Keep calm and carry on. Original poster from Barter Books, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Either way, it certainly serves as an appropriate slogan for anyone dealing with drama and confrontation in the workplace. Most of the crises we deal with at work are not life threatening, but they can certainly wreak havoc with our state of mind if we don’t learn how to face them with equanimity. Here are six strategies to help you keep calm and carry on at work.

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Build and Engage Your Employees through Employee Engagement Strategies

 

Employee engagement is the backbone of your overall organizational performance. While many organizations choose to ignore its importance, you must realize that only when your employees are fully engaged will they work whole-heartedly for you and groom themselves as thorough professionals. In order to achieve this, they must be given the right opportunities and balance in work. All this forms the essence of setting up and running any business.

Forming a Comprehensive and In-depth Approach to Establishing Your Business through Employee Engagement

 

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Forging Alliances between Employees and Employers

The fundamentals of the employee-employer relationship have changed over the past few decades. Employers no longer even pretend to offer job security and, in return, employee loyalty to a particular company is rare. Yet employees still want to know where they stand and what their long term prospects are within the organizations they work for. And employers still want to reduce employee churn and find ways to retain great employees as long as possible. The question is: How can we do that in today’s competitive, volatile, shifting world? The Alliance: managing talent in the networked age Authors Reid
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Gap between Millennial Employee Viewpoints and Employer Expectations

 

For any organization to operate efficiently, there must be complete coordination between all layers of staff and management. Only when there is complete communication can you expect an organization to operate smoothly. All gaps must be bridged, and all terms must be understood well by all. When running an organization, terms, definitions as well as all targets and expectations must be crystal clear to employers and employees. However, in recent years, employers and employees seem to have drastically different views on crucial areas, which lead to much distress and turmoil for companies.

Millennials are known for having opinions that are quite different to those of their employers. Indeed, the differences are so vast that you might wonder how they could ever be reconciled. For example, 86% of Millennials see themselves as hardworking indivdiauals, while only 11% of their employers agree with this. Also, 82% of Millennials believe that they are loyal to their employers, but only 1% of employers believe that this is true.

What Can Be Done to Narrow the Perception Gap between Employers and Millennials?

 

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Job Fair

At TribeHR, we do much of our recruiting through our own job board and LinkedIn. Most of the positions we’re currently hiring for are technical roles. Like many software development companies, we struggle to find the best candidates in a competitive environment.  And, while we strive to attract (and hire from), a diverse candidate pool, we also struggle to achieve even a semblance of gender balance among our software engineers. Fortunately, our development team has always included women, but we’ve found it challenging to bridge the distance between having a few women on the team and true gender balance.
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Managing Rumors and Gossip in the Workplace

Wherever people gather there will be conversation; sometimes (okay, often!), that conversation becomes gossip, which may blossom into rumor. Much like office politics, rumors and excessive gossip in the workplace create a drain on morale that managers and HR professionals must get a handle on. Damaging rumors can cause uneasiness, distrust between management and staff and infighting between colleagues or departments. Allowing negative rumors to run wild is not an acceptable option. The only thing to do with destructive gossip and malicious rumors is tackle them head on—bring issues out into the open before they further undermine employee trust and confidence.

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The Impact of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

There are some topics no one likes to talk about. One of them is the prevalence and impact of alcohol and drug use in the workplace. Each year, substance abuse costs the United States an estimated $276 billion dollars in expenditures on health care, workplace injuries, and disability payments, not to mention productivity losses.[1] The reason the price tag is so high is that approximately 60% of adults with substance dependence (i.e. addiction), are full time employees and most adults who have problems with alcohol or drug use are in the workforce—meaning employers bear much of the cost associated
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Five Things That Will Kill Your Vacation

As adults we anticipate a vacation the way children look forward to birthday parties. For weeks, even months, in advance, we know it’s approaching. Until suddenly the eagerly awaited break from work is only days away! Soon we’ll be packing, checking luggage, boarding a plane and putting our trays in an upright position as we make that final descent.

What’s the first thing we do when we arrive at our sun-kissed destination? Maybe we don’t even wait to get to the hotel. We do it in the taxi, at our first opportunity. After all, why wait?

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Cooler Paths Lead to Cooler Work

Serial entrepreneur Jerome Jarre wants to “shake things up and would like to change what’s not working in society. I have big dreams.”
And his first building blocks for this change? Six second Vine videos. Getting featured on Ellen.
Let’s back up and give a little context. Jarre was business student in university in France, but wasn’t doing well. He thought about dropping out. His teachers, parents and classmates warned him he’d fail in life if he did that. So he got as far away as he could from that negativity. He went to China. Taught himself Chinese by speaking to people in the street. He learned English by reading a book his roommate gave him, Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, who would later become his business partner in their mobile-first marketing agency, GrapeStory