Category: Teamwork

Overcoming Gossip at Your Office

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Do you have gossip in your office? Generally, gossip happens when people are not courageous enough to confront somebody with a problem they see and they want to feel better about themselves being different than that person gossiped about. So instead of talking to the person they go and talk to their friend.

One of the core indicators of gossip in an organization is distance. You used to have a close relationship with somebody, but now they’re kind of standoffish. They’re a little far away. There’s a good chance that someone has been gossiping to that person about you, or you have been gossiping about that person to someone else. There’s a scripture verse that says a whisperer separates intimate friends. And that really happens with gossip.
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Overcoming Whining at Your Office

 

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Today’s video is about addressing the culture killer of whining. Now with eight children, I know a lot about whining. Mostly from me, mostly it’s me whining. But when a child of mine comes in and they’re whining, it’s like the worst thing in the world. I don’t have my shoes on. If you don’t have your shoes on, then go get your shoes. I’ll help you put your shoes on or put your shoes on.

Whining is talking about a problem without offering a solution or genuinely seeking help. The problem with whining is, for some reason, it makes us feel better, even though we’re not solving any of the problem. Maybe it’s we’ve got our whiny feelings out, but who does this actually help?

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Overcoming Negative Sarcasm at Your Office

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Okay, continuing with our course about how to build a healthy work culture we’re talking about removing what I call culture killers. In the last video we talked about the culture killer of personality ignorance. Today I wanna talk about the second culture killer in any organization, negative sarcasm.

There’s a big difference between wit and sarcasm. Wit is when you make a keen observation and then you express that observation in a clever way. Sort of like a joke about the dyslexic agnostic that laid awake at night wondering if there really is a dog. Negative sarcasm on the other hand is hostility towards an individual that’s disguised as a joke. It’s making an unnecessary comment that makes someone feel uncomfortable or pushes them to do something.
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Overcoming Personality Ignorance in Your Office

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Okay, let’s start with a number one culture killer in any organization, personality ignorance. If you’ve ever found yourself in a conversation talking with someone and realizing, that no matter what you say, they are not gonna understand the point that you’re trying to make. There’s a good chance that they have a way different personality than yours and understanding a different personality profile will help you be able to communicate better with that individual.

There are several great personality profiles that you can find online. One of them is a DISC profile. And you can actually get a free DISC profile from Tony Robbins website, just type in Tony Robbins free DISC profile, and it’s on there. Hopefully it’s still there.
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