LEARNING FROM GIRAFFES: Be social (Part 2 of 5)

Giraffes are social. And when they socialize, they like to be informal and mix things up. Giraffes move into and out of herds; they don’t stick with one group or develop territories (known as cliques or ingroups and outgroups in the workplace). Think of giraffes as being socially-fluid. What do you do at work? Do you

LEARNING FROM GIRAFFES: Be uniquely YOU (Part 1 of 5)

Giraffes are odd looking. They are disproportionate with their long necks and comparatively teeny heads. Their necks are too long to allow them to bend over to drink without splaying their legs. They tower over all other mammals at about 15-20 feet. And the list goes on. YET, as odd or awkward as they may

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TENDING YOUR G FACTOR DURING A PANDEMIC (Part 6 of 7)

This week, you don’t need to have the highest IQ to have G Factor. Nor do you have to be able to solve a Rubik’s Cube. That is because Genius comes in many forms. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines genius as “a person endowed with extraordinary mental superiority – especially a person with a high IQ”.  It

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TENDING YOUR G FACTOR DURING A PANDEMIC (Part 5 of 7)

Are others rolling their eyes when you talk? Do you find you are being avoided or ignored? Feeling people don’t particularly enjoy being around you? If yes, you might be the wrong kind of infectious! Help is here. In the past several weeks we’ve strategized growing Guide, Good-humored, Gather, Grant, and Gratitude G Factor. This

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TENDING YOUR G FACTOR DURING A PANDEMIC (Part 3 of 7)

In the past two weeks I’ve shared Good-humored, Gather, and Grant G Factor. This week we focus on one that is backed with research that shows it improves employee engagement and productivity. Research also shows that it benefits you when you do it as much as it benefits the receiver. GRATITUDE G Factor. Show appreciation.

Can I Lead if I’m Not a Leader?

How can I lead and inspire with Generate G Factor? First, you don’t have to have a leadership title to lead.  You don’t have to be the boss, owner, supervisor, team lead, etc.  Ponder this for a moment.  We all lead unintentionally all the time.  Yes, that means people are watching and listening to you. 

Why You Should Quit Telling Me What to Do.

Quit telling, because no one wants to be TOLD what to do - especially adults in the workplace. If you are looking to disempower your employees, make your coworkers resentful, and build invisible walls that stunt communication, teamwork, and camaraderie, then, by all means, keep telling people what to do and how to do it.