Stop Apologizing: 10 Alternative Approaches To ‘I’m Sorry’

Linda ReyesBlogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

How many times have you uttered the words, “I’m sorry” when you haven’t actually offended someone or made an error? It’s a common phenomenon, especially in the workplace. While you may think your reflexive apology shows deference, respect or accommodation, it’s actually making you appear less confident in your own professional abilities. If you struggle with chronic over-apologizing, you may …

15 Ways Managers Can Stop Alienating Employees

Linda ReyesBlogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

As a manager, it is your responsibility to provide inclusiveness with your staff. You need to encourage, grow, and offer guidance when needed. But oftentimes, well-meaning advice can actually work to alienate employees without your realizing it. Finding ways to work with the diverse group of employees that you have on staff and the wide range of personalities that they …

How To Encourage Employees To Be Proactive About Workplace Grievances

Linda ReyesBlogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

In order to keep your employees clipping along, you need to get to the root of their lack of engagement. According to a report by Gallup, 51% of employees are not engaged at work. So, how can you flip the switch for workers that have checked out? Allowing your staff to openly communicate when they are unhappy or have a …

10 Ways Perfectionism Hurts Teams

Linda ReyesForbes Coaches Counsel

Perfectionism can easily plague a workflow. In an effort to have the best possible product, service or feature, some team members may try to achieve perfection. Unfortunately, it can be to the detriment of the group and the project. We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council how they handle perfectionism in the workplace. The advice given offered insight as to what …