Joanna Rodgers

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How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?<p><b>Observe, Accept, and Reframe</b><p>First, recognize that …

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying

You are not a team because you work together, you are a team because you respect, trust and care for each other.<p>When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have …

Leadership

7 Ways Employees Demonstrate They’re Ready for a Leadership Role

For many young careerists, a leadership role is a natural step in their career path. That first leadership role is more than just a step up the …

Leadership

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …

How the former CEO of Campbell Soup used a skill taught in kindergarten to motivate his entire company

While he was recovering in the hospital, he received get-well notes from employees across the globe; his wife sat with him and read them aloud.<p>While it's possible these missive writers were merely kissing up, it's more likely they were genuinely motivated to reciprocate the care and kindness Conant …

Leadership

11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Psychology

“Rally the Troops” and Other Business Metaphors You Can Do Without

Fifty executives at an executive-education program at a major business school. One mentioned that a competitor had deliberately tried to damage his company.<p>The facilitator asked, “How many of you think a competitor has tried to hurt your business?” Fifty hands extended. The facilitator asked, “How …

10 Daily Motivational Habits Of Highly Organized People

Image Source: Ask<p>Organized people are often way too successful than the ones who love clutter. The logic is simple, they don’t waste their time or …

3 Dumb Ways Bad Leaders Create a Mistrustful Workplace

Does your company have any of these?<p>Do the people who work in your company love being there? Do they feel free to share their opinions and their ideas? Are they friends as well as colleagues? Creating a workplace that's open and trusting is important to the success of any company, according to …

Employment

Putting Servant Leadership into Action

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about servant leadership. I was recently reviewing Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert’s book <i>The Serving Leader</i> …

6 terrific TED Talks for personal and professional success

TED talks are among the best resources for practical insights from leading experts on an array of topics.<p>To refresh your approach to work, business …

6 Great Techniques for Empowering Employees

You hired smart people, now help them do what you pay them to do. Here Inc. columnists share their best tips for empowerment.<p>In my work as a consultant, nothing is more disheartening than to work with a company where talented people are unable to do what they are being paid to do. Rarely it's …

6 Tips For Hiring The Right Employee

Hiring the right employees can make or break your business. Employee recruitment is about managing stress, as you will constantly be judged on your selection, and you obviously cannot please everybody in your organization.<p>However, there are certain rules that you can use to hire the right employee …

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.<p>Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care …

The Communication Guide For Leaders Who Aren’t Sure What’s Coming Next

When we don’t have enough information, our brains seek “cognitive closure.” Much of the time, it doesn’t end well.<p>Here’s an uncomfortable truth: Leaders don’t always know what changes are around the corner. Good or bad, change breeds uncertainty, and uncertainty can breed fear—especially when it …

Leadership

Flexible Leadership: Learning to Lead and Manage

It’s time to put an end to a decades-long debate.<p>For years, leadership consultants have discussed the differences between leadership and management …

3 Reasons Why “Employee Engagement” Isn’t Enough

Your employees aren’t afraid to jump ship if you can’t give them a meaningful reason to stay on board.<p>You’re sick of hearing about “employee engagement.” You already know why it’s so important for your team members to be happy at their jobs, and you’re fully aware that legions are not. To be sure, …