20 Simple Ways to Increase Motivation in the Workplace

Everyone has weeks where you check off everything on your to-do list with pleasure, and weeks where you’d really rather be anywhere but at work.  A little daydreaming never hurt anyone. 🌴🍹 It’s totally normal for employees to face dips in motivation, but it becomes a problem when your colleagues are consistently disengaged. That’s why […]

Shame: Does it fit in the workplace?

Of all the tools a leader can choose from to effectively manage people, shame isn’t the first one that comes to mind. But shame in the workplace does exist. It can be innate or external, and the results can be surprising. What is shame? Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“More often than not, fear doesn’t emerge as nail-biting, cold-feet terror. It surfaces instead as anger, perfectionism, pessimism, low-level anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. It poisons each moment it touches.” — Dan Baker, Ph.D. You may think your moods just come out of nowhere. But scientists now believe that moods are usually a response […]

‘Coach your employees by asking powerful questions, and finding answers together’ – author Ruchira Chaudhary on leadership

Ruchira Chaudhary is the author of Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership (see my book review here). The book’s lessons are particularly useful for organisations in turbulent times like the pandemic era. Conventional command-and-control practices are yielding to more agile, collaborative and emergent models. See also YourStory’s Book Review section with takeaways from over […]

Authors discuss what makes a ‘super course’

Image:  Ken Bain believes that the best new idea in education is not to find better ways to use technology. He believes in courses — "super courses," he calls them — that will transform the teaching and learning experience. With Marsha Marshall Bain, his longtime collaborator, he explores these courses in Super Courses: The Future […]

Jobs To Be Done

In this chapter, you’ll learn about these plays: How to create a jobs-driven roadmapUsing job stories to solve specific design problemsHow to architect the structure of a solutionTesting assumptions directed by JTBD A software company I once worked for held what were called “hackweeks” once a quarter. This was a time for developers to work […]