The most significant attribute and personality trait someone can possess is constant renewal; the continual process of renewing our wisdom in our personal life and in the workplace. This quote is an excerpt from the speech I gave the Broward County, City and County Managers Association in 1994. The theme of the presentation was how to identify higher-quality applicants and employees currently working in the organization. The concept is simple; some constantly learn what’s new and keep up to date on innovations and technology, while most only learn and are diffused by the renewal group.
Most of us still struggle to realize that our potential in serving God in the workplace is not determined by how sacred or well-suited the work environment becomes to our faith, but rather how well our faith in God becomes integrated into what we do at work.
When you work on something that only has the capacity to make you 5 dollars, it does not matter how much harder you work – the most you will make is 5 dollars.
Your career success in the workplace of today–independent of technical expertise–depends on the quality of your people skills. (9)
All conflicts are rooted in emotions. If you can satiate the emotions, you can resolve the conflicts.
If you don't know how you feel, you will certainly not know, why you think the way you think.
Certain emotions drive certain thoughts and actions. Knowing your emotional drivers is essential to regulate behavior.
Everything you do, and everything you don't in life, is to satisfy an emotion.
All your identity is rooted in your emotions. You are what you actually feel, at any given time.
Emotion is the most powerful driver of thoughts and actions. If you can figure your emotion, you can figure your thoughts and actions.
Those can't understand themselves, can never understand others.
If you don't know how you feel, you wouldn't know why you act the way you act.
Empathy is not just about being in others shoes, it's also about being in one's own.
...workplace dynamics are no less complicated or unexpectedly intense than family relations, with only the added difficulty that whereas families are at least well-recognised and sanctioned loci for hysteria reminiscent of scenes from Medea, office life typically proceeds behind a mask of shallow cheerfulness, leaving workers grievously unprepared to handle the fury and sadness continually aroused by their colleagues.
There is a social responsibility for those in the know to protect those that do not know.
The workplace revolution that transformed the lives of blue-collar workers in the 1970s and 1980s is finally reaching the offices and cubicles of the white-collar workers.
Ensuring fairness in the American workplace should be a cornerstone of our economic policy.
The prevailing system of management has crushed fun out of the workplace.
It's unfortunate that cyberbullying is something that happens to 13-year-old kids in junior high and adults in the workplace. It's something that we have to deal with as Americans.
We must update our country's workplace policies to remain competitive against other developed countries.