Productivity

Helping Employees set SMART Goals

A core piece of the Situational Leadership® II model is helping employees set SMART goals. Without goal setting, employees often don’t know what is expected of them. Whether you incorporate goal setting into an annual review or meet with team members weekly to discuss pressing tasks (a habit we strongly recommend that you establish), a…

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Taking Time to Reflect: Celebrating YOU!!

As 2017 comes to a close, you may be thinking about all that you want to achieve in 2018. You may have started writing a list of resolutions or, better yet, a list of goals. That instinct is a good one. Writing out your goals is an important first step toward a better you. Written…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Success with Your Team

Chances are your office is getting ready for its annual holiday party. This is the one time of year that you all get together to celebrate the accomplishments of the past twelve months, enjoy each other’s company, and bond through bad karaoke. But celebrating success at work shouldn’t be something that only happens during the…

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rest and productivity
Aspire to Better with Rest

The instinct in American businesses is, if you want to rise to the top, you need to work longer and harder than everyone else. And it’s certainly true that hard work and dedication are essential components of achieving any goal. But all of that hard work needs to be balanced with rest. Taking time off…

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Why Don’t We Use Our Vacation Days?

The importance of taking time off is well documented. The occasional vacation clears the mind, rejuvenates the spirit, and improves overall health. People who take vacations report being more productive at work, because they are less stressed and lead more balanced lives. So why do so many Americans fail to use their vacation days? In…

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rest and productivity
Want to be More Productive? This is What You May be Missing

When we fall behind at work — which for many of us feels like a daily occurrence — our tendency is to feel like we have to then our hours, do away with personal time, and push even harder. But this thinking actually contributes more to the problem. Working non-stop without a break is actually…

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Are These 5 Employee Vacation Statistics Surprising?

The summer is finally here! That means vacation, right? Maybe not… You might be surprised to learn that while we here in America claim to love our summer breaks, employee vacation statistics tell a different story. Compared to other top economies throughout the world, we have some of the most restrictive policies about vacation out…

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