You Can Make Their Day

August 5, 2012

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You Can Make Their Day – 11-01-2011

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Feeling valued by their supervisor in the workplace is key to high employee motivation and morale. Feeling valued ranks right up there for most people with liking the work, competitive pay, opportunities for training and advancement, and feeling “in” on the latest news.

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “You Can Make Their Day”, by Susan M. Heathfield.

In this posting on About.com the author provides 10 “supremely simple” actions you can take right now to truly make your employees’ day, year, and even their whole experience in working for you and your organization.

At great companies, such as DFS, our focus must be on driving uniquely individualized experiences for our customers.  To achieve this, we must provide our employees at every level with uniquely individualized working experiences.  The time and attention you pay to your people by using these 10 actions will make all the difference.  Make your team’s day today!

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Building high employee motivation and morale is both challenging and yet supremely simple. Building high employee motivation and morale requires that you pay attention every day to profoundly meaningful aspects of your impact on life at work.

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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Hope – Don’t Leave Home Without It

August 5, 2012

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Hope – Don’t Leave Home Without It – 10-25-2011

As the leader, one of your chief responsibilities is to give people hope, to help them see that tomorrow can be better than today. This is not about ignoring the real challenges you may be facing; it’s about deliberately choosing to align everyone around a single-purpose focus: how do we make the organization succeed and what is everyone’s role in achieving this goal?”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “Hope – Don’t Leave Home Without It”, by Bruna Martinuzzi.

In this July 12, 2010 posting on the American Express OPEN Small Business Forum the author provide 8 practical tips to inspire yourself and others.  The article was written to help leaders reeling from the difficult economic climate keep their teams focused on a promising future.

While our organization’s performance is currently extraordinary, this is exactly the time we must strengthen our ability to lead in difficult times.  By building your capabilities as a hopeful and inspiring leader now, you will be equipped to lead your team through any difficult times the future may bring.

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Communicate in person, and often. If you are accustomed to leading via email, now is the time to be more visible than ever.  Spend time to craft your message in a way that connects with people and inspires them.”

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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Why good bosses tune in to their people

August 5, 2012

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Why good bosses tune in to their people – 10-18-2011

Your success and influence as boss depends on correctly reading those with whom you interact most frequently and intensely.  Because your leadership style reverberates throughout the organization, ultimately it will bolster or undermine company performance and culture.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “Why good bosses tune in to their people”, by Robert I. Sutton.

In this August 2010 McKinsey Quarterly article the author reminds us that as the boss, you are the most important person in the organization, and subordinates monitor, magnify, and mimic your every move. You need to stay in tune with this relentless attention and use it to your advantage.

As you read the article, remember that for most people the main reason they leave or remain with an organization is due to the relationship they have with their immediate supervisor.  What impact are you having on your subordinates?  Enjoy this straightforward look at what it takes to be an effective leader.

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The first and most important task is to convince others that you are in charge, otherwise your job will be impossible and your tenure short.  Second, boost your subordinates’ performance by “watching their backs”: making it possible for them to learn, take intelligent risks, and feel pride and dignity along the way.

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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Innovative Leadership Helps Surmount Challenges

August 5, 2012

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Why Innovative Leadership Can Help You Surmount Challenges – 10-11-2011

The most successful leaders continue to improve their leadership skills including the level of self-knowledge and introspection that provides a feedback loop for ongoing improvement.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “Why Innovative Leadership Can Help You Surmount Challenges”, by Maureen Metcalf.

In this September 29, 2011 posting on the thoughtLEADERS blog, the author provides a strong argument for innovative leadership and specific guidelines of how to do so in a practical sense.

As you read this article, think about what it means to embrace change and how, as an innovative leader you can help ensure your own and your organization’s ability to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

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We keep hearing that the world is changing and it is.  The question for you is what will you do to lead the thinking and changes in these times rather than talking about how tough it is?  Will you be an innovator or a barrier to innovation?”

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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