Motivate Employees with Positive Language


You can motivate and inspire your employees simply by choosing to use positive language. Ensure that your word usage is motivating employees and making them enthusiastic about the work. So instead of saying:“I can,” say “I sure can.“I can’t,” say “I wish I could.”“Yes,” say “Absolutely.”“You are correct,” say “That’s exactly what I was hoping to hear.”“I don’t know; I’ll have … [Read more...]

Does Your Signage Send the Right Message?

This is a guest post by Catherine Welborn, business writer and editor.I’m a big fan of Dan Pink’s blog, and I particularly look forward to posts in his ongoing series, emotionally intelligent signage. The examples he posts are always thought-provoking, and the series has made me pay a lot more attention to the signage used in stores, restaurants and offices I frequent.Here’s … [Read more...]

Is Your Staff Dressed for Success?


This is a guest post by Catherine Welborn, business editor and writer. Is business casual going too far in your department? How employees dress can reflect negatively on your organization, department and even you, as the manager. You can ensure that employees are making a positive impression by setting a few ground rules. But how can you enforce those rules without … [Read more...]