Most of us, at some point in our career, were subjected to some sort of fluffy, feel-good slogan designed to improve morale or enhance quality or productivity. The problem is often that few, if any, of the employees or “associates” take these slogans seriously.

This is especially true when spewed by executives they don’t trust or respect. Many in the target audience say things like, “Blah, blah, blah. Just another flavor of the month and more rah rah BS”.

My strong recommendation to leaders is to use such slogans sparingly and talk with and get the buy in of your people for the intiative by including them in the design of it. After all they are the ones that will have to implement it.

Frank Manfre www.frankmanfre.com

#leadershiptips #employeemorale #inspirationalleadership #improveproductivity

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I recently conducted a poll asking what the primary reason was for people taking action to find a better job. Interestingly, almost half identified fear as the primary obstacle. In my career coaching practice I often encounter talented people with a strong skill set and plenty of experience that are immobilized by fear. They worry they will be worse off by switching jobs, even when they hate their current job and/or boss :(

I don’t advocate rash, knee-jerk decisions when it comes to making a career move but I do strongly encourage people who feel stuck to take some quiet uninterrupted alone time to really think about and visualize the type of job they want and would enjoy and the traits of an organization they’d love to work for — even if means taking a pay cut.

Frank Manfre www.frankmanfre.com/career-coaching

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Frank Manfre

Frank Manfre

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Business consultant & coach w/ 35 years experience in leadership roles in for profit and nonprofit organizations focused on developing leaders & org health