5 Myths of Great Workplaces

Suppose that later this evening, after you have stepped away from your keyboard, put on your coat, and traveled home for supper, your organization underwent a magical transformation, reshaping itself into the world’s best workplace. How would you know? What would be different the next time you entered the building? When we think about extraordinary […]

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The four Horsemen of Apocalypse at work (my article in ICF blog)

There are four behaviors so toxic a relationship that John Gottman calls them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. In my view the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse in a work environment are: Βlame/criticism: We all have an emotional bank account in which we and others make deposits and withdrawals. The […]

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Positive Teams Are More Productive

A workplace characterized by positive and virtuous practices excels in a number of domains. Positive and virtuous practices include: Caring for, being interested in, and maintaining responsibility for colleagues as friends. Providing support for one another, including offering kindness and compassion when others are struggling. Avoiding blame and forgive mistakes. Inspiring one another at work. Emphasizing […]

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V.I.A strengths @ Work (Ενδιαφέρον άρθρο για τα δυνατά σημεία (strengths) στο χώρο της εργασίας)

http://www.viacharacter.org/www/via-mmstrengthswork   Top line results of VIA survey: 64% of respondents recognize that building on their strengths will make them more successful at work – with 36% believing that fixing their weaknesses will. This pair of percentages represents a complete reversal of perception when compared with 2006 survey findings – where 63% believed fixing weaknesses […]

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