Posts Tagged "Leadership"

Old And Young Want To Get To Know Each Other Better

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

In a national report released today, two out of three adults surveyed said they want to spend time with people who aren’t their age, while three in four wish there were more opportunities to get to know different age groups. Why, then, aren’t there more intergenerational programs and initiatives?

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There are huge benefits from intergenerational programs, but more of them are needed, says a new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation.

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from dozens of cultures, and from different generations, Baby Boomers to Millennials, and I have found that if you provide these four simple things your team will appreciate you, follow you, and achieve great results.

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Leadership is simple. Don’t overcomplicate it.

Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

“I am sick to death of the ridiculous situations I have to deal with at work. The pettiness, the politics, the stupidity — it’s out of control. This kind of thing stresses me out to the max.”

Stress is a happiness killer. And life is just too short to be unhappy at work. But we hear this kind of thing all the time from leaders in industries as varied as financial services, education, pharmaceuticals, and health care. In our coaching and consulting, we’re seeing a spike in the number of leaders who used to love their jobs but now say things like, “I’m not sure it’s worth it anymore.” They’re burned out — emotionally exhausted and cynical, as a result of chronic and acute work stress.

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Have empathy for others, as well as yourself.

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