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When was the last time you were overjoyed by an inspired act or outcome at work? For too many managers, the very thought of joy at work is laughable. For employees? It’s not only laughable, but a notion left for dreamers — certainly no place for it in the cubicle nation.
If there is, however, a lesson folded into these ambiguous times, it’s that conventional management and leadership wisdom is on a wobbly foundation.[…] Continue Reading »
Lisa Zigarmi and S. Chris Edmonds are the authors of “#POSITIVITY AT WORK tweet,” a book that “outlines five elements of well-being in the workplace and provides concise, actionable suggestions for creating greater happiness in your work environment.” Zigarmi is the lead client-service partner for The Ken Blanchard Cos. in New York City and a well-being ally, and Edmonds is a speaker, author and senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Cos.[…] Continue Reading »
This guest post is by Miri Zena McDonald, a strategic communications consultant. Miri tweets at @miri_orgchange. She attended the Advanced Learning Institute’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference in Chicago.
Quoting Austin Powers, Sara Folkerts, Sprint’s social media manager, said that after merging with Nextel in 2005, “Sprint lost its mojo.” Employee morale was down due to a combination of bad press, loss of thousands of customers, deep cuts resulting in lost employee benefits and layoffs, and survivor guilt for those who stayed on.[…] Continue Reading »