Organizational Culture and Why We Need It

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 22, 2019

We hear the term organizational culture bandied about a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? The definition of organizational culture is best summarized this way: This is the combination of beliefs, assumptions, values, and habits that make up the psychological environment of your workplace.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanOrganizational Culture and Why We Need It

Transformational Leaders Make More Productive Teams. Here’s How.

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 8, 2019

Navigating the relationship between leadership and productivity can be tricky sometimes. On the one hand, great leaders can’t make their people more productive—and attempting to do so can often backfire. At the same time, real leadership should manifest in a team that’s more engaged, more proactive, more creative—in short, more eager to get stuff done!… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTransformational Leaders Make More Productive Teams. Here’s How.

5 Reasons to Care About Employee Engagement

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 20, 2019

What’s your company’s most valuable asset? It’s not a trick question. Your most valuable asset is your team. Simply put, any success you have is ultimately going to come down to the efforts and outcomes of your employees. So, it makes sense—it’s an important investment, you might say—to keep those employees feeling purposeful, happy, and appreciated.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman5 Reasons to Care About Employee Engagement

Understand Your Own Motivation

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 26, 2018

Different people are motivated by different things. As a leader, it’s helpful for you to know what motivates your team members. But even more foundational, I think, is knowing what motivates yourself.

 

There are a number of reasons for this, but foremost among them is this: When you know what motivates you, you can have a better sense of what will keep you happy in the long run.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanUnderstand Your Own Motivation

The Secrets of Self-Motivation

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 8, 2018

No matter how much you love your work—no matter how energizing you find it—we all have days where our enthusiasm flags. When the daily grind causes your momentum to stall, it’s important to reach deep into your reserve of self-motivation and keep on pushin’ forward.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanThe Secrets of Self-Motivation

Building Confidence Before a Big Presentation

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 11, 2018

No matter how many pitches or presentations you’ve delivered, it’s still possible to feel a little jittery before you take the stage. Nobody likes that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, but there are practical steps you can take to minimize them, and to really feel fully confident before you step up to the plate.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanBuilding Confidence Before a Big Presentation