Posts Categorized: Nanci’s Notions Blog

Top Three Reasons to Build a Culture of Gratitude at Work

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You’ve probably heard of the many benefits of gratitude in your personal life — increased feelings of happiness, improved relationships, better mental health, better immune function and sleep, even improved cardiovascular health — but you may not have realized how it can benefit your organization. Building affirmation and recognition into your organization’s culture will enable… Read more »

How Adaptable Leaders Bring out the Best in Employees

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The people in your organization deserve competent leadership, but it’s not always obvious how to cultivate leadership potential. Fortunately, there is clear framework than can help employees develop their effectiveness as leaders: situational leadership.   Developed  by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, situational leadership adapts to the demands of a specific situation. Leaders who employ… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Work Styles

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It’s not just skills and knowledge that determine the success of an employee or team — the personalities of employees play a crucial role as well. Risk-taking or stability-seeking, direct or diplomatic, people bring very different ways of relating to the world to their work lives. The interplay of these different behavioral styles at work… Read more »

Employee Learning Lets the Light In

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It’s inevitable, and often positive, that we fall into habits at work. We learn ways to do our jobs that work well, or at least well enough, and these habitual ways of thinking and behaving enable us to get things done as needed. The problem with rote ways of thinking and doing is that they… Read more »