6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication. When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain and the brain of the person you’re talking to begin to align themselves with…

Do you ask your boss for permission?

You have this really wonderful idea but: A.) It’s a little bit out of the ordinary, so the traditional way you go about getting approvals is not going to work. B.) Your boss has previously shown signs of being “risk adverse.” How do you get the go-ahead? The first answer is don’t ask — at…

8 Things Your Employees Need Most

Forget about raises and better benefits. Those are important — but this is what the staff really want. Pay is important. But pay only goes so far. Getting a raise is like buying a bigger house; soon, more becomes the new normal. Higher wages won’t cause employees to automatically perform at a higher level. Commitment,…

7 Undeniable Truths of Employee Pay

To you, their salaries are just a line item in the budget. To your employees, they’re much more. Your employees are your business, so ignore the following truths at your peril:

10 Things Bosses Never Tell Employees

Confessions you wish you could make to your team but can’t. There’s a lot you don’t know about your employees, especially the things your employees will never tell you. There’s also a lot employees don’t know about you. Here are 10 things business owners wish they could say to employees:

How to Break Up with Employees

Now, more than ever, departing employees should be treated with care and respect. Serial entrepreneur Dave Balter explains why. To Kim N.: I’m sorry you were dismissed with anger and haste.  To David S.:  I wish I’d told you that even though you worked with us just 89 days, I don’t regret that we gave…