Business has always had a strong social element to it. In fact, some would argue that a lot of the best businessmen have gained their position because of just that; they can talk well. Making friends has always been a great way to boost your business. And, it can help in more than one way. There are loads of different areas that working with other businesses can benefit. And, this post is going to be going through some of them. So, all you have to do is make the contacts and get friendly!
This week I have the pleasure of helping to promote the book Awakening Compassion At Work by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton. It is a definite must read for all organizations, leaders, managers and employees too!
Awakening Compassion At Work opens our eyes to the power of and importance of compassion in organizations and reveals caring as a competitive advantage that fuels innovation, service quality, adaptability, retention, and more.
The quiet power that elevates
Suffering in the workplace can rob us of humanity, dignity, and motivation. Often silent and left unaddressed, suffering is a costly drain on organization productivity and potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of research with organizations in a variety of industries and sectors, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show us how small actions can have big effects. Offering a view of compassion that is grounded in the best of social science research and the new science of compassion, this book teaches four ways that anyone, regardless of position or role, can bring more compassion to their work lives. Continue reading
Are you looking to attract millennials to your company? This generation is often misunderstood, and sometimes unfairly so, but they make excellent employees who are willing to give their all in their workplace and to contribute a high level of creativity. And given that they are digital natives and understand this language of the future, can your business afford not to do everything in its power to attract them to work for you? Continue reading
It’s pretty much a national pastime to complain about your job. Even if you’re pretty good at it and the job satisfaction is there, we can all think of something that gets on our nerves.
As humans, we bond more over something we can criticize than something we love. Probably the number one thing we complain about in our jobs is: our co-workers.
It sounds uncharitable, even antisocial, to say it but let’s be honest: unless you have the patience of a particularly easy-going saint, some people will rub you the wrong way. So how do we deal with that? It all depends on what irritates you about your co-workers…
All business owners want to ensure that their operations are running as smoothly as possible. This is how you will reach optimum productivity and make the highest profits. However, lots of common stumbling blocks can create problems and keep you from reaching your peak performance as a business. With that in mind, I’ve taken the time to highlight some of the most common stumbling blocks today. I hope that reading about these eventualities will help you to make a plan and have contingencies in place. Once you have a plan in place, you should be able to navigate the minefield without stepping on a fuse.
While I may not know the specs of every car, I do consider myself to be a little bit of a car enthusiast. I love looking at cars and watching shows about them. I also enjoy watching F1. Go Ricciardo! But it is even more enjoyable doing all that with my wonderful husband.
So today my husband and I had a date and spent half the day at the 2017 Ottawa Gatineau International Car Show. It was so much fun!!! There were a few cars I wish I could have taken home with me.
The 2017 Ottawa Gatineau International Car Show is taking place this weekend at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. What a great venue for it as well! Four floors of cars from the more expensive super cars and luxury cars, hybrids, trucks all the way to the affordable family sedan all under one roof. There are 30 car manufacturers and over 300 cars to see. They are open until 10 pm tonight and open all day tomorrow. If you can make it out, you should! Tickets are very affordable. The staff working the auto show were very friendly and helpful too.
If you’re thinking that your educational experience hasn’t really prepared you for the choices that you need to make now, you’re definitely not the first one to think so. Whether you’re looking to go back to school or this is your first time on the college rodeo, it’s important to think long and hard about where you major. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself about the courses and colleges you’re looking at.