How to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 13, 2019

Recently, someone told me something that was truly shocking. I was speaking with an HR professional, and she mentioned that, over the course of an average workday, most of us only have about three hours of truly productive time. And yet, we’re at the office for a full eight hours or more.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers

Managing 4 Difficult Personality Types

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 10, 2019

It takes all kinds.

 

You’ve probably heard that phrase before. And, you probably know how true it is. Take your professional team. Whether it’s tiny or its sprawling, I’m willing to bet that your team encompasses many different personality types.

 

And frankly, some of those personality types may be easier to get along with than others.… Read more...

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How a Positive Culture Keeps Employees in the Fold

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 6, 2019

I’m always reminding people that company culture is real, whether you can see it or not; whether you’re aware of it or not; whether you’re actively building it or just letting it happen by accident. Every company has a culture, and that culture has an impact on employee morale and engagement.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow a Positive Culture Keeps Employees in the Fold

Are We Getting Employee Feedback All Wrong?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 27, 2019

For most of us, receiving feedback isn’t especially pleasant. We like to be praised when we do something right but loathe to be called out when we do something wrong. Sadly, a lot of workplace feedback plays into this dichotomy in the worst way possible: Many team leaders view feedback simply as a way to illuminate shortcomings, and their team members are understandably vexed by it.… Read more...

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How Transformational Leaders Deliver Employee Feedback

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 20, 2019

Here’s a simple truth about human nature: We all like to be praised when we do something well. Very few of us enjoy being criticized when we do something poorly.

 

But both kinds of feedback can ultimately be valuable: We need the affirmation just as surely as we need the correction.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow Transformational Leaders Deliver Employee Feedback

What’s the Difference Between Cultural Fit and Cultural Impact?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 16, 2019

For years now, hiring and recruitment trends have been shaped by one simple idea: Cultural fit.

But recently, a number of HR professionals have started second-guessing this practice; in fact, some have suggested that cultural fit, however well-intentioned, may actually perpetuate certain workplace prejudices and biases.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat’s the Difference Between Cultural Fit and Cultural Impact?