Mindfulness is becoming more and more popular in the professional world. Leaders can often feel overwhelmed, stressed and like they’re running a never ending race. Mindfulness can help with that. But does mindfulness training work well for teams? A recent article in Forbes took a look at the research behind this question and suggested some […]
Are You Harboring a “Competent Jerk”?
Here’s the situation: Your top sales rep is killing their quarterly numbers. But almost every other rep on that team is threatening to quit. Now you have to deal with “The Competent Jerk.” But how? They’re producing results, they’re good with clients, and they’re appropriate in meetings with you, that’s true. But often, the Competent […]360-Degree Assessment, Accountability, Coaching, Performance, Support
Is Sleep the New Coffee?
Of course not! But if you find yourself dosing with coffee just to stay awake, or otherwise feel sleep-deprived during the day, it’s likely impacting your work life and your personal life. Why is it so challenging to get that full eight hours of rack time? Between work, family, and social obligations, late-night social media […]Leaders, Performance, Productivity, Sleep
When Taking a Break at Work, a Little Goes a Long Way
Most people recognize that taking breaks are important, but what they often don’t realize is that even very brief breaks — of just a few minutes — provide benefits in terms of concentration, focus, better performance, and sustained energy throughout the day. A recent article entitled “Give Me a Break” in the American Psychological Association’s […]Attention, Breaks, Energy, Focus, Mood, Performance