Changing Corporate Culture from Coercion to Cooperation
The management style of the industrial age no longer suits the informational age. The bureaucratic, top down, authoritarian style is not effective with today’s workers. People are no longer motivated by rewards or fear of punishment as much as by being connected to the bigger purpose, having need-satisfying work, and exercising their independence and creativity.
Book Review: Gung Ho!
This book was copyrighted in 1998 and I still love it and find it applicable today. I really enjoy books that are told as parables for the business world. In Gung Ho! Turn on the People in Any Organization, Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles write about teamwork from the perspective of a Native American. He tells his lessons through the behaviors of squirrels, beavers and geese.
Sometimes your partner might want something that interferes with your ability to have what you want. It is a challenge when this happens because usually your instinctual response it to attempt to get him or her to give up what they want so you can be happy. The problem is, that rarely works.
Are You Dating an Addict: 3 Ways to Cope
No person can actually cure another person’s addiction; they have to recognize they have lost power over their own behavior and recognize the need to change. There are some experts […]
Book Review: Leadership Simple
Leadership Simple by Jill and Steve Morris is a wonderful book for business consultants who are often brought in to solve employee conflict, manage resistance in employees, mediate a manager/worker […]
Business Q & A
Q: I was recently promoted within my department to a position where I am now supervising my former colleagues and I don’t think they are giving me the respect they […]
Board Certified Coaching Program
If you are a licensed counselor and would like to get your Board Certified Coach credential, you will need a 30-hour program approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Academy of Choice may be just the program you are looking for!
Weight Loss Q & A
Q: Why do I love food so much?
A: It isn’t that you love food as much as it’s that you’re not in touch with your soul (not sole) reason for wanting to eat differently. Food has one purpose . . . to provide food for your body. When you expect it to do more, calm you, soothe you, love you then you are having an unhealthy relationship with food.
You Are NOT a Victim
InsideOut Empowerment Principle #10: You are not a victim of anything—not your emotions, your past, other people, circumstances, or your character. Once you learn and practice these principles of InsideOut Empowerment®, you will have the power to take a different path at any moment you choose. You have it now but you will learn to harness its use. In our society especially, there is a lot of benefit in being the victim. We have created a culture where people are no longer responsible for their own actions. Do bad things happen to good people? Of course they do but people are responsible for how they respond to those things.
John Maxwell Quote
So often we spend time comparing ourselves to others or focusing on our mistakes or our shortcomings instead of focusing on what’s right and the progress we have made. Many of us set BIG goals for ourselves and that’s as it should be because we are all capable of accomplishing great things. But it can be discouraging if all we do is look forward toward our goal noticing how much work lies ahead instead of occasionally looking behind us at how far we’re come and what has been accomplished along the way.