5 Ways to Give Your Family Your Best by Ryan Rice
No matter your leadership role, work will always try to compete with family. Here are five practical ways to make sure your family gets your best and not your leftovers.
I can still remember when our first son came into the world. Although the birth didn’t go as planned, my wife and I still rejoiced that our baby was healthy and we could begin our new life together. My wife’s recovery was a tough process. She needed me to be stay with her for encouragement and support until we discharged from the hospital.
A Messy Desk Is a Sign of Genius, According to Science by Geoffrey James
A couple months ago Voices of Wisdom featured an article explaining how to keep your desk clean. We would now like to completely retract that advice and encourage your mess to continue. New research reveals the “high cost of neatness” that subtracts from productivity and creativity. A century ago, neat work spaces were attributed to lazy people because productive employees had no time to straighten up. Here’s more reasons why the mess often works better than the neat.
The desk was invented around 1200 CE, and while the technology upon it has evolved, the desk itself has remained the same: a flat-surfaced work area accompanied by drawers and cubbies for storage.
3 Common Ways Leaders Miscommunicate by Eric Geiger
Strong communication is a must for any healthy organization. Eric describes three major, but often subtle ways leaders miscommunicate, and how it weakens the entire team.
Great leaders are always great communicators, but not always great speakers. Great leaders may not excel with a microphone, but they are able to communicate what is valued and what direction is being taken. Communication and leadership are intertwined and deeply connected. When leaders fumble in execution, culture formation, or rallying a team, the fumble is often in communication. Leadership mistakes are often synonymous with communication mistakes. Execution problems are often synonymous with lapses in communication.
Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist by Margaret Feinberg
If you’ve thought about writing a book, here are five excellent checkpoints to gauge your readiness and steer you in the right direction. Questions like “Can you write for your audience and not for yourself?” “Are you able to platform and market your own book through social media?” “Does your story better fit a video, blog, or article format?” and many others will sharpen your writing skills and make you a better author when the time comes.
Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking… Will people ever read what I write? Do I have what it takes to write a book? Why should I write when mountains of books already exist on this topic?
7 Characteristics of a People Company by Paul Burrin
People companies go deeper than video game rooms, ping pong tables, and free food. They actually put their employees first in the organization.Through extensive people science studies, prioritizing workplace flexibility, offering project autonomy, and hiring Chief People Officers, people companies develop “truly great workforce experiences” for their employees.
SkyScanner, Huddle and Just Eat. They’re some of the world’s fastest-growing and innovative companies. But they also have one thing in common critical to their success: how they value their people. They put their employees first.