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#730 Don’t Wait to Follow Your Passions

If there is something you really want to do in life make sure you don’t wait to follow your passions.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in follow your passion, love your job, Podcasts, Uncategorized.

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.

Adapt Your Management Style

Not long ago I had a discussion with a seasoned manager (in his early 50’s) that was venting his frustration with the younger people on his team. He was having difficulty understanding how to keep this group motivated: “The older generation team members live to work, while this younger group seems more entitled. They see work as a means to an end, their dedication and loyalty is just not the same.” He was asking me how to get them all on the same page. My answer is that you cannot. We now have four generations in the workplace, which puts corporate America in a place it’s never been before.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in empowerment, Management, managing people, Uncategorized.

Listen More and Talk Less

“A wise man once said nothing.”

“I know” are two dangerous words. If you know everything, you will learn nothing. Furthermore, nobody likes a know-it-all. Perhaps it makes sense to listen more and talk less. Get interested and take advantage of opportunities to increase your knowledge base.

Stop assuming

As someone begins speaking about a subject that you are knowledgeable about, resist the urge to interject your thoughts. Allow them to speak and see if anything comes up that you didn’t know.

Defer to an expert

When speaking with a subject matter expert, let go of that which you think you know and take in the knowledge that is being espoused.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Uncategorized.

Let Go

Is there someone from your past that did something so awful that it affects you to this day? Maybe your father told you that you would never amount to anything. You could choose to believe him and allow his words to define who you are, or you could choose to let go by realizing that you control your destiny and no one has the power to take that away from you.

Stop blaming other people for your problems

If you blame others for your circumstances, you are giving away your power and relegating yourself to a victim. Victims are at the mercy of those around them.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Direct Your Life, eliminate negativity, overcoming limiting beliefs, Uncategorized.

#688 Social Interaction and Father’s Day

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Gratitude, happiness, Podcasts, relationships, Uncategorized.