Communicate More Effectively—Starting with Body Language

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 26, 2017

Effective communication isn’t just about your vocabulary choices, nor even your tone of voice. In fact, communicating effectively is as much about your body language as it is your speech. For leaders, this always presents a prime opportunity for growth: You may never have thought much about things like posture and assertive eye contact, but greater awareness of these things helps you get your point across—using every tool at your disposal.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanCommunicate More Effectively—Starting with Body Language

Why Growth is the Key to Employee Engagement

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 6, 2017

Study after study confirms that, when it comes to employee engagement, one of the critical factors is development. Employees need to feel like they have opportunities to grow, to broaden their horizons, to deepen their skillsets.

To keep your employees engaged, offering these growth opportunities is absolutely essential—and here’s why.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhy Growth is the Key to Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 4, 2017

Great leaders go to astonishing lengths to be the best they can be—to perform at the highest possible level every day. It’s not enough to make your company a success, though. You can’t do it alone. You need an entire team that’s similarly committed to peak performance.… Read more...

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Are Your Employees Demoralized by the Internal Review Process?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on November 6, 2017

The annual employee review process is nothing new; it’s been a staple of the workplace for generations, and it remains widely practiced.

But does that mean it’s effective? Not necessarily. According to new data, 72 percent of U.S. employees find annual reviews to be time-consuming.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanAre Your Employees Demoralized by the Internal Review Process?

The Science is In. Positive Motivation Really Works.

by Dr. Rick Goodman on November 1, 2017

When it comes to motivating your employees, are you the good cop or the bad one?

Or, to put it another way: Do you tend to rely on the carrot, or the stick?

For a long time, there has been disagreement over how best to engage and inspire a team—and while positivity has become increasingly favored, there’s still a sense that it’s really just a matter of subjective, personal opinion.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanThe Science is In. Positive Motivation Really Works.

What Great Leaders Do to Share Bad News

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 30, 2017

Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news—and when you’re a team leader, delivering grim tidings can be especially difficult. After all, bad news about the state of the company—or about an error you’ve made—can have a direct impact on the morale of your employees, on the solidity of the company, and even on their employment status.… Read more...

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Effective Leaders Embrace This Weekly Ritual

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 23, 2017

It goes without saying that some employees—and some leaders—are more productive than others. The age-old question is, what separates the high achievers from those who are middling and average?

A recent article from Fast Company has an interesting answer. According to the article, the high-achieving leader is distinguished by a single weekly ritual.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanEffective Leaders Embrace This Weekly Ritual