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Are your employees growing?

 

There are two mindsets a person can have, a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Do you know the differences between the two? Do you know the full benefits of having an organization full of employees with a growth mindset?

Fixed vs. Growth

A person with a fixed mindset believes there are hard limits to what a person can achieve; either you have it or you don’t. People with this mindset do not like challenges; they feel that performing their work should come naturally easy to them. Unfortunately, this means failures can be catastrophic to them. These are the employees who will cover up and lie about mistakes, they will blame others for their shortcomings and when the going gets tough or the organization changes directions, they are the first ones to abandon ship.

A person with a growth mindset believes that with enough effort and practice, anything is possible. They thrive on challenges and are constantly trying to stretch their abilities. They see failures as opportunities for...

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Is it Okay to not be Okay?

 

With a global pandemic, record unemployment, and cold weather, it is easy to get upset, depressed, angry, and frustrated. All of this has led many to post stating, “It’s okay to not be okay” on social media. But what does this actually mean, and is it safe? Let us break this down and examine what this means for us socially and individually.

Socially

It is a common occurrence; you walk down the hall, and someone says, “Hey, how are you?” and you respond with the typical “good” or “I’m okay,” but you might be having an absolutely horrible day. It is okay to say I am not okay. Do not be afraid to share your genuine emotions with those you trust. Feel free to open up and talk about how you are feeling. You will find that many people can relate, and you might find comfort in knowing you are not going through a hardship alone.

We are often afraid to speak up about our negative emotions for fear of being a “Debbie...

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My Special Powerful Jar

This is a simple jar; it looks very ordinary and plain. There appears to be nothing special about it at all. However, this jar holds the power to turn any frown I might have on my face into a smile. This jar will lift me up, elevate my mood, improve my health and make me think differently about the year 2020. This is my jar of positivity. I want to share my special jar with you so you can hold that same power in your hand.

My husband and I started this tradition 2 years ago and it is simple enough anyone can do this. Inside this jar are little slips of paper with notes on things, places and events that happened over the course of the last year. On January 1st, the jar starts with a simple note that says, “I kissed the love of my life at midnight”. Every time we went somewhere or experienced something positive, we wrote it on a little slip of paper along with the date and put it in the jar. Examples of other slips might include:

  • Spent a beautiful day at North Park with...
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