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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Dr. Rick GoodmanManaging 4 Difficult Personality Types

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

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?

Smart Solutions for Mitigating Employee Stress

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 9, 2019

Let’s start with the obvious: It’s not a good thing when your employees are stressed. Stress erodes morale, wrecks wellness, impairs productivity, and leads to an unhappy and unengaged team.

 

As a leader, you can’t always keep your team members stress-free, but there are some solutions you can implement to make your work environment as low-stress as possible.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanSmart Solutions for Mitigating Employee Stress

Debunking Common Myths About Company Culture

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 6, 2019

Culture. Those of us in the business community talk about it endlessly. We read articles about it. We write articles about it! We have meetings about it, and in some cases even hire executives to oversee our culture-shaping initiatives. And that’s all well and good: Culture is far too important a thing to ever leave it to chance.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanDebunking Common Myths About Company Culture