Dissatisfaction and disinterest in an employee at the workplace is a dangerous thing. It’s a silent poison that is slowly eating away at your resources, draining your best talent. Sure, it’s one thing if there’s one employee with an issue, but if you notice that more and more of your employees are getting burnt out and dispassionate about work, then that’s a red flag you cannot ignore. Ignoring the lack of motivation among employees can be dangerous for your business.
It was on a June night last summer, about 10 p.m., that I heard strange music coming from a neighbor’s home. By “strange,” I mean uncommonly beautiful. It wasn’t trendy music or electronic or metallic. It was a single violin, played at the moment. I am not a classical music expert, but the tune was somewhat familiar. It was one of those beautiful summer nights when the sky is full of stars. It was a night of recollections of youth,
Life is an intricate journey rife with different experiences. Often, those experiences can lead to us feeling disillusioned and discouraged. It’s natural to feel like life has let you down, where it feels like you’re stuck in a rut or find it hard to feel passionate about any worldly endeavors. It’s easy for this negativity to overtake you, leaving you wrung out and unhappy with the way things are going. Instead of waiting for life to take a turn for
The question I ask, “Why do we applaud each other’s children?” is not a trick question, and there may not even be a single correct answer, but it is pretty revealing about our character. Last week, I was asked to attend a recital at our local community center. I knew the family and I knew their two young daughters (ages 4 and 6) and, while I felt as though I had gotten roped into it, I figured that for the