How to counter a lack of initiative with proneness for it

“How come my employees don’t show more initiative?” The answer is in the tape color you use most often. For real. Here’s why. Many entrepreneurs and managers say they want employees to show initiative in their work. Yet, when you watch how these leaders act with their team, compliance is what most really seek. The…

What reason are you giving them in the first place?

  “My employees are not engaged in their work.” It’s possible but what reason are you giving them to engage or invest themselves in the first place? A weekly pay, social benefits, 3 weeks vacations, company shares, on-site cafeteria? These are different types of compensation for the work that is being done. Not reasons to…

Diversity or Uniformity

  When used to describe individuals, “diversity” takes many traits; man or woman, young or elderly, disabled or not, Caucasian or Asian, etc.. When used to talk about ideas, “diversity” expresses itself in many ways too; capitalist or socialist, democratic or autocratic, pedagogic or demagogic, progressive or conservative, etc.. The same variety of opposites and…

How to expand your comfort zone when facing a new challenge?

  How can you find the confidence and reassurance needed when facing a new challenge or one bigger than those you encountered before? By using the same tool that actually builds trust and loyalty: rituals. Here’s why. THE SUGAR SHACK For a few years, we had the same family habit when came spring. It actually…

What harnessing your life is about

  Harnessing your life isn’t about holding yourself back and be waiting for a magical shortcut. It’s about striving, taking a leap of faith (if not many) and a spark of inspiration. Because, as the author Joseph Campbell once said “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging”. Here’s why….