Nine Strategies Busy Professionals Can Use To Reduce Stress

Nine good suggestions. The one I tend to see often during my coaching engagements is #6: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Delegating. Are you properly delegating, in quantity and quality?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/08/11/nine-strategies-busy-professionals-can-use-to-reduce-stress/#6f4978747a1e

 

Leaders, Identify with Your Followers

Three good tips for emerging leaders. I particularly like the first one: Be a good follower first. And you?

Leaders, Identify with Your Followers

Leadership Lessons from a 19th Century Genius

Five good leadership lessons in this article. I want to comment on the fourth one:  “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” How often have you attempted to multi-task and realize you are falling behind on your “To-Do” list?

https://www.leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/2017/08/leadership_lessons_from_a_19th.html

It Is Not About How Fast You Can Build A Habit, It Is What You Build That Matters

If you want to create a new habit or eliminate a bad one, you will find some good tips in this article. I particularly endorse the last suggestion: “Small changes lead to great gains.”

http://www.lifehack.org/623449/it-is-not-about-how-fast-you-can-build-a-habit-it-is-what-you-build-that-matters

 

Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Good suggestions. I would add two questions to ask each task owner: 1. Do you buy into the decision(s) being made? and 2. Are you clear on what you need to do and by when?

https://hbr.org/tip/2017/08/get-your-team-to-follow-through-after-a-meeting

 

5 Ways to Boost Employee Connections—And Why it Matters

What do you think about suggestion #4 in this article: Implement monthly peer reviews? I can see the value, and I also think a key prerequisite for implementing them is to attain a certain level of trust within the people providing and receiving these peer reviews.

5 Ways to Boost Employee Connections—And Why it Matters

 

The Newest Workplace Trend To Boost Morale: Fast Feedback

Good suggestions for a more structured and frequent process to provide feedback.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkauflin/2017/08/04/the-newest-workplace-trend-to-boost-morale-fast-feedback/#46748303403e

 

 

5 Successful Leaders Share Powerful Lessons For First-Time Managers

Several good insights in this article. I want to add one of my own: Be their coach. Have an open and constant dialogue with your direct reports. Ask them how they are spending their time, what issues they are facing, how you can help them. Any suggestions from you?

5 Successful Leaders Share Powerful Lessons For First-Time Managers

Employee Engagement is About Making Things Harder for Employees, Not Easier

This article made me think about those instances where I felt highly engaged at work. The ones that came to mind first were those where I had to invest a high level of energy and time. How about you?

Employee Engagement is About Making Things Harder for Employees, Not Easier

The Missing Ingredient: Why Trust Is Vital To A Cohesive Workplace

Personal stories and anecdotes can be very powerful to build trust within team members, as outlined in this article.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/07/28/the-missing-ingredient-why-trust-is-vital-to-a-cohesive-workplace/#3b7affed4708