“One of the toughest things about a rut is acknowledging that you are in one,” says Daniel Gulati, a tech entrepreneur and author.
Even exciting jobs have boring days. And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it? What can you do to revive your interest in your work?
Here’s some great information from Gulati, and esteemed University of Michigan researcher and professor, Gretchen Spreitzer about how to do just that, including a couple of very useful case examples:
This is something I talk to clients about all the time: the idea that becoming aware of, and then utilizing your natural energy patterns to their maximum advantage will help you be more productive and more effective.
Josh Linkner gives some simple, easy to understand examples here:
Have you done a personal energy study lately?
Here’s a great post from the Harvard Business Review, with ideas that not only apply to work and career, but in all areas of your life.
I know from experience, both mine, and that of many of my clients, many of us could get better at this….
Here’s an interesting post from Harvard Business Review. I think this information applies to life in general, not just at work. What are your thoughts?
An Easy Way to Make Your Employees Happier.
Only 20% of senior leaders let those who work for them know about their efforts to manage stress. Why don’t more leaders share their stress management strategies?
Read on and let me know what you think.
Let’s ALL play more today! Check out Josh Linkner’s blog. (I already feel lighter.)
Here’s a great article from Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and president at TalentSmart:
I would encourage saving it to refer to when needed, (and we all will need it sometime!)
The numbers are rolling in, and it’s more an more clear that the positive effects of employee engagement are enormous, yet only 25% of CEOs report having an employee engagement plan in place.