Hollywood Secrets — Are You Giving People the Reinforcement and Recognition they Desire?  Part II

Hollywood Secrets — Are You Giving People the Reinforcement and Recognition they Desire? Part II

By: Gayle Abbott Remember the Best Seller Summit at the Hollywood Roosevelt and the insights it gave us that so many people really do value and crave being recognized and valued. Today we’re going to look at what we’ve heard from employees as well as practical actions we encourage you to consider. Employees have often shared with us that they just don’t feel valued or appreciated for the strengths they bring to the team and organization as a whole. Instead they feel ignored or beaten up for the little things they do wrong. Humans want to learn and grow. We have blind spots and we don’t know what we don’t know. That being said, in order to grow and hear feedback on how they can do better individuals need to feel and know that you sincerely care. This only happens when you have also been giving positive reinforcement for what they do well and situations they handle well. Then, when you give...
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Hollywood Secrets – Are you giving people the reinforcement and recognition they desire? Part 1

Hollywood Secrets – Are you giving people the reinforcement and recognition they desire? Part 1

By: Gayle Abbott Attending the Hollywood Best Sellers Summit and Golden Awards Gala at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where the first ever Academy Awards were held in 1929 was a blur of excitement, experiences, new friendships and reinforced insights about people. The Best Sellers Summit brings together Experts from around the world that have contributed chapters to best selling books or written full books. You could feel the energy and excitement vibrating through the air. It was so exciting to be around individuals who had taken their life in their own hands, decided to step up and write, and who want to make the world a better place by sharing knowledge and experiences. For some the writing and book publication represented overcoming their fears and limiting beliefs; for others, it was “stepping off the proverbial cliff” to go to the next level in their life, for others it was promoting their knowledge and expertise and still yet for others they saw...
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Retention – An Employers Tree of Life

Retention – An Employers Tree of Life

By: Elizabeth Weihmiller Have you ever taken the time to figure out how much turnover is costing your company? Many businesses we talk to and hear about have no issues with just firing and rehiring, but, what if by doing this you were missing the diamond in the rough? Maybe all that person needed was development, coaching, or training and you just “tossed them” aside in order to go out and look for the house that’s finished head to toe, just the way you want it. What is the cost of recruiting a new person and how do you guarantee that they have everything you need and are looking for and will do the job the last person wasn’t “capable” of doing? It may be time to reshape your thinking. Instead of immediately firing employee “A”, give them that chance to expand their skills to better do the job that you are looking for to be done, through training, coaching and/ or development....
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Mood vs. Attitude

Mood vs. Attitude

By: Elizabeth Weihmiller I was facilitating our EQ (Emotional Intelligence) class for a client the other day and they asked me a question I had never thought about in-depth. I felt it was a great distinction and not one that is readily thought of. It is also an important distinction to remember for everyday life. The question was: What is the difference between your mood and your attitude? You can’t always control your mood. Mood is “a state or quality of feeling at a particular time”. I know there are people who say otherwise but your mood can come out of nowhere from just about from anything. You can control your attitude. Attitude is how you think about a situation. You can choose the attitude you have in different scenarios even if your mood may be entirely different. Some examples: 1) You wake up in the morning feeling sluggish and wanting to just stay in bed but you have to go to work. You...
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