In The News This Week…August 20

This Is How Good Leaders Build Trust With Their Teams Every Time They Communicate

by Benahili Ojeme

“Your relationship with your employees translates to their relationship with your customers. Providing a conducive work environment filled with trust and security for your employees will translate to commitment, dedication and loyalty on their part. A healthy relationship is not bought, but earned. And although it will take time, dedication, sacrifice and resources to build a healthy relationship, it is one that comes with the power and knowledge to build more.”


Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

by Audrey Epstein

“So how can better teams help with our own self-awareness? Here’s the important connection: We need feedback to help match our internal view of ourselves with the external view. And on the best teams, not only are teammates willing to provide feedback to each other, they are required to do so.”


5 Burn-Out Busting Tips To Reduce Anxiety And Stress

by NJ Goldston

“Stress levels have spiked sharply in the past year. If you’re feeling anxious, you’re not alone.  The result of an onslaught of social media along with worries over financial stability, political issues, and health concerns, we are all living in an unprecedented era of never-ending multi-tasking and social interaction. It can often feel like a suffocating stranglehold.”


5 Unspoken Rules That Lead to a Toxic Culture

by Scott Mautz

“The fact that toxic workplaces are the fifth leading cause of death may not be overtly known by leaders, but many are starting to at least intuit that such a culture ain’t good for health. An increasing number of empathetic leaders are actively trying to avoid being a contributor to a toxic culture–especially for Millennial employees who just aren’t having it.”


Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

by Marcel Schwantes

“There’s a myth out there that to be successful means to act with warp-speed urgency and do as many things as possible at the same time. Actually, the most successful people are very patient and avoid juggling many things. In fact, research says multitasking is a myth and can be damaging to our brains. You end up splitting your focus over many tasks, losing focus, lowering the quality of your work and taking longer to hit your goals.”