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
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
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
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
Ever think you save time by telling someone what to do instead of teaching them? Stressed right now and want people to just do what you tell them to do? It’s okay. We’ve all been there. We might even be spending more time ”there” given our current circumstances of Covid-19. Even so, it’s not the
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.
Last week, I wrote about the exhaustion and powerlessness many people are feeling. I suggested ways to use Gather and Good-humored G Factor to help. I hope it helped. If you missed it, you can find it here. This week, I’d like to help you with only one G Factor - Grant. What I love
When I did the G Factor research a few years ago, I didn’t anticipate its usefulness during a world-wide pandemic. But then again, I didn’t anticipate a world-wide pandemic. Right now, many of us, if not all, are concerned about physical and financial health. We are worried about those we love and those we care
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.
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.