Compliments of Marco Monetti via Flickr

Compliments of Marco Monetti via Flickr

Not surprisingly, members of a team feel a sense of “cohesion,” or affinity when they’re included, valued, and appreciated by coworkers. In “5 Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment,” Sussex (2013) explains that in-person dialogue (about something other than production), “atta-boys” and “atta-girls,” actively soliciting input, delegation without eyes in the back of your head observance, and fun at work through volunteering, physical activities, field trips, professional development, and shared meals (Cialti, 2014) will boost morale, and prop up productivity as a byproduct. Turn the page…

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Compliments of Rosemary Sanchez via Flickr

Compliments of Rosemary Sanchez via Flickr

It’s no secret that executives are often hired based on skills and experience, but fired based on personality. Arrogance, narcissism, and Machiavellianism are factors that we now know regularly precipitate executive failure.” Feder & Sahibzada, 2014.

Humility (the opposite of hubris, or a haughty, nose in the air demeanor), is in short supply. Willingness to learn, to process different perspectives and ultimately to change takes courage. Turn the page…

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