How to ask for what you need:
We've all heard it: if you want something - a raise, flexible work, time off - you need to ask for it
. We are all too familiar with the dynamics behind it, you know you want it but it can get though to actually end up speaking up and asking for it out loud. We truly believe a lot of it is getting around the psychology of it and we are a big fan of using preparation to do that. Arming yourself with all the information and arguments possible will boost your confidence. Getting as prepared as possible and even having a script to guide your conversation will help you with not backing out of a painful conversation.
The power of relational intelligence:
from Esther Perel on relationship dynamics and how they play at work is a must-watch. She brings whole new perspectives and especially dives into how relational intelligence can guide people towards well-being and success.
A lot has been said on leadership and on the different styles there are. Conscious leadership
in particular encourages you to bring your whole self to work and fuels trust and collaboration with lots of focus on self-awareness and feedback. Giving healthy feedback, creating a safe environment and leading by example are crucial to having a conscious leadership style.
The ins and outs of the awards economy and how that affects creativity:
Chasing recognition does not always been a better product of our work or creativity, and this article
breaks it down through the lens of Michelin star chefs and the pressure they face. “It’s no wonder that attempting to attain—or retain—a particular distinction can lead to a dip in both our mental health and our quality of work. In attaching our self-worth to the outcome of what is bound to be an arbitrary decision, we’re prone to driving ourselves a little crazy.”
What about becoming employee-obsessed?
With the Away scandal still fresh in our minds, this article
from Quartz at Work speaks so strongly to how companies should strive for becoming not only customer-obsessed but also employee-obsessed in order to fuel growth in a sustainable way for their employees because “What good are a company’s values if they don’t serve the very employees who are working so hard to keep customers happy?”.