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How Aligning Your Employees with Purpose Decreases Barriers to Engagement

In the same way that leaders benefit from becoming more in tune with their goals, employees are much more likely to engage more with their work if they feel a sense of purpose. One of the best ways to format your engagement strategy is by framing it to serve as a roadmap for your employees.

There are a few different ways you can instill a sense of purpose in the workplace, but nothing beats real feedback. Have your employees fill out surveys and invite them for one-on-one sit downs to discuss their goals, questions, and any potential concerns. 

This won’t just help your employees become more focused at work, but they’ll feel more seen and understood. When you make you team feel like they play an important role in your organization, you can expect engagement to increase almost instantly. 

Question for leaders

1.     Do you think your employees feel like they are in alignment with a sense of purpose at work? Why or why not?

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program, starting January 25, 2023.

For more information and to register:https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Building Mental Fitness Foundations with the Positive Intelligence Program

Part of being a successful leader involves paying close attention to your mental health and well-being. While it’s completely natural to experience impostor syndrome and feelings of self-doubt, you don’t want to stay in that headspace for too long. That’s why Redwork’s Coaching is partnering with Positive Intelligence to create a six-week, immersive mental fitness program.

Based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work—In this program you will:

  • Discover your “Saboteurs” that hinder your performance and contribute to negative and repetitive thought patterns, creating even more stress and anxiety.
  • Learn how to take control of self-sabotage by implementing proven techniques to increase your confidence and remain calm under pressure.
  • Learn the ins and out’s of mental fitness so you can achieve peak performance as well as emotional and mental wellbeing.

If you’re curious, you can even take a FREE Saboteur assessment here, just scroll right to the bottom of the page.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting January 21, 2023. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Discover what’s holding you back: Identifying Imposter Syndrome in Female Leaders

According to a recent study, a whopping 90% of female employees struggle with impostor syndrome. What’s even more shocking? This happens to people regardless of their level of expertise, it’s a psychological pattern that often isn’t noticed until the symptoms start to become overwhelming. In fact, only about 25% of those surveyed are aware of their symptoms.

Females in leadership positions deal with enough pressure, so recognizing impostor syndrome can help you stay on track and focus on business goals. Impostor syndrome presents itself in different ways, some of the symptoms include:

  • Believing your success is based on luck.
  • You might think people will “discover” that you are somehow unqualified for your position, even though you are.
  • Self-doubt and thinking that you don’t deserve the praise you receive.
  • Constant fear that you are going to disappoint people.
  • Setting far-fetched goals and being hard on yourself when you (realistically) fall short.

The only way to grow as a leader is to face your mental challenges head-on, but it isn’t easy to do it alone.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting January 21, 2023. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

Your organization may be eligible for funding.

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Resilience and Employee Engagement

There is a very strong link between employee engagement and resilience. The more resilient an employee is, the less likely they are to become disengaged, whether something happens that is expected or not. 

If you want to help build that resilience within your own team, consider some of the following:

–       Maintain a clear sense of purpose: make sure employees know what their role is and why it’s important.

–       Communication is key: Lack of communication accounts for a large portion of workplace mistakes. Make sure everyone is on the same page.

–       Establish an internal support system: Create measures for handling sensitive issues and employee concerns.

–       Set clear goals and expectations: Like communication, having a clear set of expectations helps everyone stay on track and working towards the same thing.

–       Provide necessary resources: you can’t expect your team to be engaged unless they have everything they need to do their work.

–       Positive reinforcement: don’t just come in when things need to be fixed, make sure to acknowledge people who are doing things right on a regular basis.

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program—starting October 12, 2022!

The Engage and Mobilize Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on your leaders’ ability to engage his or her employees. 

For more information and to register: https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn?

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Encouraging Employees to Participate in Well-Being Initiatives

You might be hesitant to put too much effort into employee well-being initiatives if you can’t guarantee your staff will be receptive. However, if you don’t bother to do anything, you risk losing valuable employees that were willing and ready to invest in your organization.

It’s always better to be able to say you tried something than to have never tried at all, so implementing wellbeing initiatives in the workplace should be a priority, even if on a trial basis. You never know what effect you might have on the entire staff.

When you’re ready to introduce new wellbeing initiatives in the office, you need to:

·       Increase understanding of common well-being needs and offerings

·       Reduce apathy and stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing initiatives

·       Make it as easy as possible to participate

Start your efforts with small steps and stick with whatever gets the best reaction, you might end up giving a lot of people the small push they needed.

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program, starting October 12, 2022.

For more information and to register:https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Overlooked Essentials of Employee Well-Being

When it comes to employee well-being, management is often focused on what needs to be added to the workplace, rather than evaluating existing conditions. Before you can even think about what you might want to add to your work environment, you need to think about how you might be able to improve the current conditions.

Two huge areas that are often overlooked when it comes to engaging with your employees and supporting their wellbeing are social support and job control. 

Social Support

A major component of any healthy workplace is ample social support. It’s no secret that positive social relationships are good for our health and having a support system at work is extremely helpful when dealing with workplace challenges and any job-related stress.

Job Control

It’s hard to imagine doing something all day long and having no discretion as to how the job gets done. Employees that have no job control are much more likely to experience feelings of resentment towards their work. If you allow your employees to go about their tasks however it suits them best, as long as you get the results you want in the end, you productivity is likely to increase. When people are in control of their work, there’s a greater sense of pride, and more room for engagement.

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program, starting October 12, 2022.

For more information and to register:https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

                               

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The Mental Health Connection: How to Engage Your Employees By Putting Them First

In a world full of uncertainty, it’s not shocking that mental health issues have been steadily on the rise. Those in leadership positions should always continue learning about the different ways they can support their employees’ mental health in the workplace. 

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program—starting October 12, 2022!

Learning how to manage unproductive conflict and increase collaboration and morale are just a few of the things you can learn at our intensive engagement program. From workshop assignments to hands-on action plans, participants will go through all the necessary steps to learn how to manage, develop, and support employees now and in the future. 

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to uncover any elements of your organization that might not be contributing to an overall efficient workplace. 

For more information and to register: https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn?

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Manage Employee Attitudes and Drive Motivation with The Great Engagement Training Program

People do their best work when they have a positive mindset and outlook on their role. One of the best ways to help motivate your employees is by evaluating and improving their day-to-day attitudes. The most important thing is to evaluate what might be contributing to any negative energy in the workplace.

It isn’t always easy to uncover what leads to poor employee attitudes and engagement, so that’s why it helps to participate in leadership programs. This way, you and your team can be equipped with the necessary tools to maintain a positive atmosphere, and keep employees engaged and happy.  

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program—starting October 12, 2022!

Participating in this program will help you and your team:

–       Pinpoint barriers to employee engagement in your organization

–       Identify what personal motivators engage your employees

–       Develop an action plan

–       Learn effective strategies to address unproductive conflicts

–       Learn the key leader attitudes of engaging leaders

 For more information and to register: https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn?

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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How to Improve Leadership Clarity and Drive Employee Engagement

When it comes to the longevity of your business, employee engagement is essential for growth. If you want your employees to feel more empowered in their positions, it all starts with laying out clear expectations and goals. 

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program—starting October 12, 2022!

This 25-hour interactive program covers a range of essential employee engagement techniques. You will be able to identify your personal role and leadership approach to employee engagement. Understanding your own impact is an important part of creating the ideal work environment, and this program will help you create your action plan and lay out a clear method of communication (especially during times of transition) between you and your employees. 

For more information and to register: https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn?

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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How to Increase Employee Engagement with Leadership Vulnerability

The more disconnected your employees feel, the greater risk they run of becoming disengaged. It’s not uncommon for people to keep their struggles to themselves, even at work, for fear of being judged, viewed as incompetent, and for other personal reasons. This can become quite isolating, so it’s important to set a precedent in your workplace that mental health is a top priority. 

Being a good leader is all about setting an example. If you show your employees that it’s okay not to feel 100% great all the time, there’s a good chance it’ll take off some pressure and help them feel more engaged in their work. Instead of being distracted by what they can’t control, they’ll feel more empowered to take control of what is within their grasp.

If you can learn to be vulnerable while keeping it professional, you stand to develop more meaningful relationships at work and give your employees more space to feel comfortable.

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program, starting October 12, 2022.

For more information and to register:https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.