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Fear in the Workplace

The biggest impediment to creating a great work environment is fear in the workplace. Fear causes people to justify their actions, “suck up” to superiors, and “cover their asses,” all of which negatively impact productivity, security, and job- satisfaction.

If we can mitigate fear we can help to create a great work environment. Here are some thoughts on how to do it:

Make merit the basis for promotion

If someone gets promoted, nobody should be surprised at the decision. Promotions should not be based on corporate politics or favoritism. If you are in a management role, merit should be the sole driver for getting ahead and ensure your people understand this.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Job security, Management, managing people, productivity, Uncategorized.

#554 The Irreplaceable Employee

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The irreplaceable employee is the one that takes initiative.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Job security, Manage Up, Podcasts, success.

#191 Your Niche at Work

90SecondNavigator-AlbumArt What is your niche at work? What do you do that no one else can? Discovering and capitalizing on it can have a dramatic impact.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Achieve Success, find your niche, get paid for your value, highest and best use of time, Increase your productivity, Job security, Podcasts.

Life-Long Student

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Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons

While I was in a taxi the other night in Madison, Wisconsin, I decided to start a conversation with the driver. The discussion started with Uber, then went to the Packers, politics, and finally, the stock market. He was an expert on every topic. I have found that people that know everything seem to stop growing intellectually. After all, if you know everything, there’s nothing left to learn.

I see a similar challenge with egomaniacs. If you believe you know better than everyone else, you stop listening. If you stop listening, you stop learning. Once you stop learning, you no longer move forward.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Find your passion, Job security, life-long students, personal growth, Uncategorized.

#136 Your Value

90SecondNavigator-AlbumArt Are you being compensated for your value? Now could be a great time to have that discussion with your employer.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Bring Value, get paid for your value, Job security, Podcasts, Uncategorized.

#95 Handling Feedback

Handling feedback is something we all do in business. The question is do you get defensive and shut down or do you take it to heart and take action.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Communication, handling feedback, Job security, listen, Manage Up, Podcasts, Uncategorized.