How to Coach your Employees to Increase Success (Yours and Theirs!)

Jené Kapela Help your organization succeed, Leadership in the workplace 0 Comments

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want,” Zig Ziglar. What’s the most important part of your job? If you supervise others or lead a team, your primary role is to coach others to success. However, most people managers have additional duties that take precedence over their responsibilities …

How to be a Conflict Management Rockstar

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When you think of conflict, what comes to mind? When I ask this question in trainings and workshops, I generally get a quick list of words back, such as: disagreement, fight, fear, and discomfort. Sometimes people share stories of conflicts they have experienced. Almost always, these words and memories evoke negative emotions in the people who said them. People generally …

Authenticity in the workplace: Can you really be the real you at work?

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Focus on you, Leadership in the workplace 0 Comments

When I’m working with a group of people and ask them to self-select personality characteristics that are most natural to them, someone always asks, “Do you mean how I act at work or how I act in my personal life?” Is this a trick question? Not at all. Who we are is who we are – regardless of in what …

Take Control Of Your Annual Performance Review

Jené Kapela Leadership in the workplace

I just read an article with the title, “Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.” The article discussed a study showing that almost all employees – including high performers – dread the annual performance review. While I’m not surprised by this information, I think this article gives performance appraisals a bad rap. The annual review can be …

To Lead Successful Work Teams, Don’t Focus On Work

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Leadership in the workplace

Leading work teams can be extremely challenging because you are suddenly put in a position where you are expected to lead a group of your peers. Even though you are responsible for the outcomes of the project, you have no formal authority over team members’ actions. How do you get everyone to respect your position without appearing bossy? How do …