Does Disliking your Boss affect your Work Performance?

Research suggests that when people get along with their leader, they: Are more motivated; Perform better, and Are more likely to go the extra mile. When they do not, bad things can happen. However, viewing the boss-employee dynamic as purely positive or purely negative creates a false dichotomy; it is often mixed. In three studies… Read More

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10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: great collaboration; increased employee engagement; and (lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More

News: Women, Feisty & Getting On

When women fight at work, it is perceived as more disruptive than a male argument – even if the circumstances are identical. University of British Columbia researchers found that people were more likely to assess a dispute as damaging to morale when it involved women. Researchers have called this the ‘catty trap’ – women become… Read More