Polarization

FOCUS ON: Dealing with Disagreements Effectively Leadership coaches label disagreements as breakdowns in communication and offer simple ways to productively handle them. People can seek to understand, ignore triggers, focus on similarities, listen better, take responsibility, use positive language and stay committed to the relationship. Such techniques for handling the inevitable disagreement will avoid havoc. […]

Justification

FOCUS ON: The Value of the Work an Employee Performs Subtracting employee costs from employee assets results in net value. However, calculating the net value of an employee’s work is not easy because so many factors must be considered. Key performance indicators, such as success at meeting goals, must be added to intangibles, such as […]

Syndromes and Solutions

FOCUS ON: The Helping Profession and Burnout Syndrome Coined in the 1970’s, the term “burnout” describes what many in the helping profession face: extremely high stress, expectations, pressure, exhaustion, disengagement, etc. Before focusing on the syndromes of clients, take a moment to review the syndromes we, the helpers, may be facing – and the potential […]

Personality

FOCUS ON: Psychological Team Roles Focusing on personality, in addition to functional skills, results in more effective teams. Assessing new team members’ impact on team performance and dynamics, may result in pivotal insights. Read more. FOR PRACTITIONERS: An Effective Counselor’s Personality Describing the personality of a counselor in general (and perhaps a career counselor in […]

Powerful People

FOCUS ON: Who Are the Movers and Shakers? Probably best defined as “those who shake the foundations of conventional thinking by the strength of their imagination and vision,” the term “movers and shakers” seems to have several applications depending on the view of the origin. Regardless, the current term seems to be applied exclusively to […]

School’s NOT Out

FOCUS ON: Learning in the Workplace Employers may encourage learning a variety ways and not just by offering monetary incentives. Modeling learning and track the learning aid in the success of employees’ growth. Read more about this optimal workplace behavior from this Kubicle blog. YOUR LIBRARY: Seek Advice From Former Students A book (available on […]

Guiding Gen Z

FOCUS ON: Describing the Gen Z Lifestyle Trying to connect with recent college graduates as they enter the workforce? Understanding anyone born after 1995 requires a look at their media consumption, brand interests, entrepreneurial bent, marketing eye, and desire to co-create culture. The need to learn about Gen Z has resulted in a number of […]

Best Jobs For…

FOCUS ON: Best Jobs for Americans According to Glassdoor, Data Scientist tops the list of the 50 Best Jobs in America. Three engineering jobs made the top 10, as did jobs in HR management and occupational therapy. The three factors that determined these results were number of job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction rating. […]

Building Trust

FOCUS ON: Trust and Team-building Getting everyone on the team to go the extra mile involves all the components of trust: telling the truth, avoiding bad-mouthing, fulfilling commitments, giving credit – and the list goes on. Building “psychological safety” i.e., “the belief that you won’t be punished” requires trust. Having trust on the team means […]