Beginning To Switch From Working From Home Back To The Office - By Samantha Katzeff

Transitioning from being in the office to working from home may not have been easy. It was likely something you had never experienced before. It happened quickly, but was necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy. Providing the tools for your employees to be able to do their work from home was and still is essential. Providing the same tools as people begin to return to work is even more necessary. As more news continues to come out about COVID-19, the future is unclear. Will you be able to come back to work within the next couple of months? By the end of the year? There are many unknowns, but here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding to make that switch.

Be Transparent
No one wants to be in limbo, but that is kind of how life is right now for everyone. Being transparent is the best thing you can do with your company. At this point in time, you probably don’t know when everyone will be back in the office. Be honest and upfront about that. A simple email to the staff saying you don’t have an update yet will be helpful. Even though you may not know, the rest of the office doesn’t know what you’re thinking. This will keep everyone up to date on what is going on, so they know to keep looking out for a future update.

Be Flexible
When the time comes and people begin to work in the office again, not everyone will be ready to return. Providing your employees with the opportunity to decide for themselves when to come back will do a world of wonder not only for the work they provide, but also for their mental health. If an employee works one week in the office and decides they aren’t ready to do it again, allow them to work from home. Maybe they thought it was the right decision, but it turned out not to be. Being flexible and working with them is the best thing you can do right now.

Plan Different Scenarios In Your Head
You can never be too prepared, especially during times like these. There are many different scenarios to imagine before having everyone come back to the office. What will you do if someone seems sick at the workplace? How will everyone take their lunch break while adhering to social distancing laws? Take a look at the way your office functioned before and be realistic about how things will be different now. If you have a plan ahead of time, it will be easier when the situation ultimately arises.

Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize
It is likely that computers and printers are frequently used in your office. Make sure at the end of the work day, every computer gets sanitized. Everytime the printer is used, sanitize it. Limiting the amount of markers that are being used and having people write with their pens in their notebooks will prevent further cleaning of whiteboards and markers. Anything that is being touched should be cleaned afterwards. While it may seem like tedious work, keeping track and making sure this sanitization of appliances happens is imperative.

Samantha is a Marketing and PR Assistant at NRPR Group.


Freedom

On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event. The Revolutionary War had been in process since April 18, 1775 with the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The Continental Congress began consideration of the resolution in Philadelphia in June 1772 when Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution: "That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved." A Committee of Five with John Adams of Massachusetts; Roger Sherman of Connecticut; Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania; Robert R. Livingston of New York; and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, was appointed to draft a statement presenting to the world the colonies' case for independence.

While it took through August for all representatives to sign the Declaration of Independence, July 4 is the national holiday. We all have heard the story of how John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence with a great flourish so England's "King George can read that without spectacles!"

The July 4 holiday celebrates freedom, defined as the power or condition of acting without compulsion. LIBERTY suggests release from former restraint or compulsion. the released prisoner had difficulty adjusting to his new liberty LICENSE implies freedom specially granted or conceded and may connote an abuse of freedom. Freedom requires taking responsibility for one’s actions and priorities and to also police one’s own behavior.

As the song goes, “freedom isn’t free.” The connotations range from thanking those in the military who fought and perhaps gave their lives for our freedom to a sense of responsibility when we are autonomous, for example, as young adults gaining responsibility or in our Employees are inspired by a sense of independence and autonomy, backed by support and appreciation from their leader. Employee motivation declines with perceived micromanagement. When given power and freedom, employees will be dedicated.

Lastly, let us leave you with what some patriots, politicians and others have to say about freedom.

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw
“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” – Thomas Jefferson

Have a wonderful Fourth of July and stand tall as a proud American.

This post orginally appeared on July 3, 2019.


Achieving A Work Life Balance – By Anna Stinson

A healthy work-life balance is something a lot of people neglect, much to their detriment. Yes, working hard and being dedicated to your job is all well and good, but hardly the most important thing in your life. This becomes painfully clear to people who only realize this when they are older and the consequences of their lifestyle start to catch up with them. A strong leader should step in and help his employees now before life passes by the employees. By setting an example and creating opportunities, good leaders will entice people around them to seek a better work-life balance. Being a great leader is about taking care of the people who work for them in order to improve their performance.

Time Management Is A Key to A Good Work-Life Balance
All good leaders are workaholics. While working 60 hours each week is sometimes necessary to push through a difficult project, In the long run it is completely unsustainable, especially if you have a family. It is highly detrimental to your health and will wreak havoc on all your relationships. Finding time to be with your family is a key aspect of a healthy work-life balance and a crucial part of your life in general. After all, why even spend so much time at work if you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor with the people you love? If your work involves a lot of irregular hours, the best way to stay on top of things is to create a family calendar, where everyone can mark important dates. That way you can be sure not to miss anything.

Take A Vacation
According to the U.S. Travel Association, 52% of all United States workers left their vacation days unused in 2018. The main reason for this is that they fear how much of a backlog will await them on their return. A massive backlog isn’t a good enough reason not to take a break from work and go away for a few weeks of relaxation. It doesn’t even have to be some exotic destination, because even a staycation will do wonders for your work-life balance. We all need to take a break and leaving our vacation days on the table will do us no good in the long run. This goes for leaders, too. You can be the greatest leader in the world but burning out won’t help anyone. From time to time, we all need to unwind and vacations are a great opportunity to do that.

Stay Organized
It is a well-proven fact that clutter can have a negative impact on our psychological well being. It can increase our anxiety and stress levels, hampering us in our everyday tasks. That is why having an organized office is crucial for striking a healthy work-life balance. Not only will it increase your job satisfaction, but it will also reduce the amount of stress you accumulate there. As they say, cluttered space is a sign of a cluttered mind, at least that is the message your co-workers and bosses will get from your untidy office space. Once you get it organized, you need to keep it that way. The easiest solution is to create a schedule and keep it. Dedicate a half hour each day to decluttering your office and you will see a marked improvement in how you feel about spending time there. As a leader, you can set an example by keeping your office organized and demand the same from your employees.

All Work and No Play
It is also important to set aside some time when you can unwind and do things you enjoy. For many people, gaming is that outlet. It allows them to relax and enjoy themselves. Apart from regular gaming, lots of people enjoy spending time on iGaming. If that is the case, sites like AskGamblers can help you find the content you like. Spending a few hours lost in the imaginary world can do wonders for our stress and anxiety levels, allowing us to recharge our batteries and be ready for another day in the office. Organizing gaming events on a company level is another example of good leadership.

Author bio:
Anna is a tech writer and researcher interested in startups, web development and business innovation. She is passionate about motivation, self-development and yoga. A recent hiking enthusiast, she enjoys exploring new trails and breathtaking views.
You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.


How To Help Your Employees Navigate COVID-19 - By Samantha Katzeff

The COVID-19 pandemic may have become prevalent in the United States in February and March, but people are still learning how to navigate this new normal. While it has been a few months since life as we know it came to a halt, it is still important to continue adapting to the times and providing resources for your employees. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that being there for our co-workers is just as important as if they were family. Afterall, they are a work family.

Plan a Weekly Zoom Call Outside Of Work
With everything closed and people sheltering in place, your employees may feel stuck, restless and frustrated with what is going on around them. This weekly Zoom call can be to watch a movie together, do a workout, cook dinner. Anything. It will bring your employees together outside of work and keep them busy for a couple of hours with something that will hopefully put a smile on their face.

Keep Checking In On Your Employees
You’d be surprised at how a simple “how are you doing?” text will impact someone’s day. Not only will it give your employees an option to talk about something if they need to be heard, but it also shows you care. Whether someone wants to talk about their worries or something going on in their work and personal life is up to them. However, having them know you are there when the time comes if they want to talk will make them feel supported.

Once the shelter in place is lifted, allow your employees to return to the workplace at their own pace
Even when the world starts reopening again, not everyone will feel comfortable going out and having life go back to how it was before. Giving your employees the option to return or continue to work from home will allow them to feel more at ease while working, which will in turn mean the work days are more productive.

Another option for when the shelter in place lifts is having your employees decide if they want to work five days a week in the office or split it up between the office and working from home. Not everyone will be able to jump back into the work routine as before, so giving them this option will allow them to do what makes them feel the safest. Work with them, so they know you are open to making it work.

Is your workplace considered essential? Make sure your employees feel safe and protected inside
Safety is always important, especially now. To ensure your employees feel safe while at work, provide them with sanitizer at their desk, space the office out, so people are at least six feet apart. If space is limited and doing this isn’t doable, wearing masks inside should be a requirement.

Additionally, if an employee is feeling under the weather, they shouldn’t come into the office. It is better to have the team find ways to pick up the extra work than risk a virus going around the workplace.

Helping your employees navigate the COVID-19 pandemic won’t happen overnight. It will take time, patience and understanding on both your part as an employer and their part as the employee. This is by no means an extensive list of how to navigate the crisis, as things are constantly changing. But this is a good place to start.

Samantha is a Marketing and PR Assistant at NRPR Group.


What I’ve Learned My First Month of Working in PR - By Samantha Katzeff

Working in the midst of a global pandemic is stressful. Working from home can be stressful. Starting your first job post-college, while working from home, brings on its own set of challenges. Beginning any job comes with a learning curve. It’s natural and expected and takes time to understand the way your new company works. Here are a few things I’ve learned in my first month of working in PR at NRPR Group.

Communication is key
While I knew about the importance of communication before this job, working at NRPR has reinforced how important communication really is. Working at an agency means you need to understand the marketing strategies of each client you are working with and their underlying goals and values. Check in with other team members who have been working with the clients, they’ll be able to help you. You just need to speak up and communicate what you need or want to know. There is nothing wrong with asking for help.

Study Your Clients
Along with communicating with your team about what you need, take the time and really study your clients. Look at their social media accounts and their website. Research the CEO and higher ups of the company. Find trends in their content, colors they use, study their syntax. This way, you’ll be familiar with the clients before talking with them and understand their brand more.

An added hint? Take notes on what you find while evaluating the clients to help you notice the trends you find.

Take Notes
The transition period at a new job often means there will be countless meetings. Meetings to meet your clients, meetings with your boss. Taking notes will allow you to process all the information at your own time and pace. If you are trying to do something new, you'll be able to come back to the notes you took and see the walkthrough you learned about previously. These notes will come in handy and you’ll be glad you took them.

Give Yourself Leeway If You Don’t Get Something Right, Right Away
I know it’s easier said than done, but giving yourself space to get things wrong and do assignments incorrectly is how you learn. Maybe a project wasn’t explained fully or you have to do extra research before beginning a project or you just do something completely wrong, that’s okay. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Starting a new job can be stressful and not everything will go your way the first time around. This is part of being in the workforce.

At the end of the day, starting a new job will come with pressure. However, you should be proud of yourself for getting the position and take a moment to let that sink in. You proved yourself in the interview process, and now it’s time to prove yourself through the work you produce and submit. Make your company glad they hired you and make a difference!

Samantha is a PR and Marketing Assistant at NRPR Group.


NRPR Celebrates its 6th Anniversary - By Samantha Katzeff

Congratulations to NRPR Group on its 6th anniversary today! It is an exciting time to be celebrating, even in the midst of a pandemic. We have seen continuous growth throughout the years, and continue to see it even given the climate of the world right now.

Looking back on the last six years, Nicole had a “five-year plan,” which has far exceeded her expectations. She states that, “I am happy to say that we have surpassed so many of the goals I originally set and continue to serve clients with new services such as video and production.” NRPR has had the opportunity to work with over 80 clients throughout the years and this number continues to grow.

Here is NRPR throughout the years:

NRPR Group launched in 2014 and slowly began celebrating new and exciting milestones. The first one being in 2015 with the win of the “Gold in the Bulldog Reporter” Award in the New Agency of the Year Category. Following this win in 2016, NRPR received a “Silver Video of the Year award” for its PRactical Guide to Publicity video series, hosted by our CEO, Nicole Rodrigues. It was also featured on YouTube as an 11-part series, created to teach CEOs and CMOs the true benefits of strategic Public Relations.

2017 came and went with more exciting news. NRPR saw continuous success, which was emphasized through being honored with a “Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence” Award for Public Relations. This was the second year in a row that NRPR had won this award. Two years of continuous recognition for the impact the company was making on the PR industry.

As 2018 rolled around, the team was expanding and NRPR opened an office in Las Vegas. This was a strategic decision as NRPR wanted to be closer to tech companies, in addition to increasing awareness of the Young Dreamers Foundation within schools in other states. This foundation is to reach young adults and give them the tools needed for success in the future.

WIth the continued goal of making a difference, the Beverly Hills brand was launched in 2019. This brand was meant to help build excitement around the release of Nicole’s book, Beverly Hills Boss. The book was released in February of 2020. Simultaneously, NRPR specialized in branded content, launched commercials, corporate videos, and a YouTube series.

NRPR group is excited to see more growth and change over the next 6+ years. It will continue making a difference in the PR world and help our clients get to where they want to be.


How to Grow Your Email List and Boost Conversions - By Michael Deane

Despite a number of new marketing strategies, email is still as relevant as ever. But before you can start creating your first email campaign, you need an email list. Even if you already have one, you should bear in mind that email marketing data decays at a very fast pace – by 22.5% every year. People change jobs, phone numbers, and email addresses, meaning that you need a fresh influx of contacts in order to keep your list updated and your funnel full.

As purchasing a list is a big no-no for many reasons, here are some tips on how to grow your list with high-quality, targeted contacts and subsequently boost your conversion rate. 

Create Superb Content
When we say “content” we mean both your website content and your email copy. You won’t go very far if your resources are scarce and you don’t offer value to your recipients. One of the best ways to capture new leads and get website visitors to submit their email addresses is by producing highly-relevant content that tackles some of your target audience’s biggest pain points. Make sure to optimize it for search engines so that your visitors can find you when they’re searching for a solution. 

There are several ways to get website visitors to give you their email address. For example, you can use a Subscribe button on every web page, which is a pretty subtle way. Gating your premium content is another solution, and it can be very effective if the content you’re locking is really unique and valuable. However, you have to give your visitors a good reason to subscribe, meaning that your regular free content must be worth reading as well.

Participate in Social Media Groups
81% of all SMBs use some kind of social media. Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora, and other social media and Q&A platforms are great for boosting your visibility and drawing the attention of your target audience. This tactic is very straightforward – join different groups relevant to your business and start regularly contributing to the community by being helpful - answering questions, sharing your experience, or giving advice. 

When we’re talking about using Facebook as a list-building tool, it’s worth mentioning that by posting in groups, you’ll also overcome the problem of decreased organic reach. Every time you comment, other members interested in that topic will receive a notification. Besides, posts in groups receive greater visibility as they show up on members’ newsfeeds. The trick is to avoid being too pushy and promoting your website or business blatantly right away as that will put your potential visitors off. First, work on building your reputation and establish yourself as an expert. When the time is right, you can start posting links to your opt-in landing page. 

Re-Engage Your Stale Contacts
If you have an old list with stale contacts, don’t just get rid of it without squeezing potential sales opportunities out of it. It’s a good idea to create an opt-in email campaign in which you’ll remind your old contacts of your company, ask them to opt-in if they wish, and promise that you’ll remove those who don’t want to receive your updates from your list. Although it seems a bit strange that a tip for growing your list is the one that will perhaps decimate it, you shouldn’t worry about this. As a matter of fact, this process is among the most important steps in data hygiene. By getting rid of those who aren’t interested in your company, product, and offers, you’ll have a clean list that’s worth investing your time and effort into. This will, in turn, ensure that your message reaches only the people who care and are most likely to convert, resulting in more accurate metrics.

Leverage Social Proof
Word of mouth has always been one of the most effective marketing methods, mainly because customers trust each other more than they trust brands. That’s the reason why so-called peer-to-peer marketing has become increasingly popular. What does this mean? Instead of asking and prompting your prospects to sign up for your campaign, subscribe for your newsletter, or convert in any other way, you should let your existing happy customers do that for you. Customer reviews on your landing pages and website can serve as a nudge when someone is on the fence and trying to decide whether to subscribe and give you their personal information.  This is a powerful psychological tool that will add genuineness and credibility to your lead generation efforts. 

These four simple steps can help you grow your email list and make sure that the contacts you add are truly interested in what you have to offer. Having a high-quality list will result in much higher conversion rates and the success of your email campaigns. 

About Michael
Michael has been working in marketing for almost a decade and has worked with a huge range of clients, which has made him knowledgeable on many different subjects. He has recently rediscovered a passion for writing and hopes to make it a daily habit. You can read more of Michael's work at Qeedle.

 


Why Twitter is a Good Corporate Role Model for Doing Good —By Samantha Katzeff

There are many different ways for a company to perform good corporate social responsibility (CSR). The benefits of good CSR programs can drive a company to do well while also doing good for its community or in the world. This “good” includes helping people through community involvement or helping the planet through environmental action. Ideally, this CSR will come through philantropoies, engaging in community building activities and responding to social issues both locally and globally.

Now, more than ever, journalists are looking for companies using their platform for good. Twitter is one to look out for. Below you will find a list of how they are performing good CSR during the times of a global pandemic.

Partnering with Organizations
Twitter partnered with The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to support the #RecoveryMovement. With the Shelter in Place and places around the world closed, individuals in recovery or currently battling substance abuse are taking a hard hit during these times. This hashtag shows solidarity with those facing this internal battle and provides resources to help them get past this hard time.

Twitter also partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7, 2020, to help answer the questions people were posing on Twitter. According to their tweet, over six million questions had been tweeted within a few weeks about the Coronavirus. To answer these questions, they retweeted an answer from the WHO Twitter page and wrote the question associated with it.

Donating to Affected Organizations
Twitter said it best. “Right now, every journalist is a COVID-19 journalist.” Twitter donated one million dollars to the “Protect Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation.” As the economic distress of the country continues to worsen, Twitter’s hope with this donation is to help the employees of this organization stay employed. It is also helping to advocate for journalists during this time. “Their shared efforts to advocate for the rights of vulnerable reporters and to guarantee an equal share of voice for women in the industry has never been more relevant or important,” Twitter states.

Matching Donations
Not only is Twitter making donations to organizations, but it is also encouraging its employees to do the same. Twitter started a “COVID-19 campaign” which stated that every employee who donates to an organization relating to COVID-19 effort, would be matched up to $2,000 per donation, per employee. There are approximately 4,900 employees of Twitter, which means if every employee donated $2,000, the employees themselves would be donating approximately $9,800,000. With Twitter's COVID-19 campaign, they would be donating up to $19,600,000 as a company.

Keeping Employees Safe
Twitter recently announced that employees will no longer have to return to the office to work after their offices open. Working from home permanently will be an option. They are quickly adapting to the times and are the first company to make this kind of change. Even when their offices reopen, it will be up to the individual employee whether or not they want to return. In addition to this, they have announced that all offices will be closed until at least September 2020 and no company events will be held for the rest of the year.

Samantha is a Marketing and PR Assistant at NRPR Group.


Putting the Organization's Needs Ahead of Individual Needs

In order for an organization to succeed, its leaders need to set a mission, vision, and goals and then determine a strategy and objectives for achieving those goals. Staff who carry out the tasks needed to achieve the mission are an important component of a company’s strategy. Consequently, it is important to hire the right employees, which means those who have necessary skills, a willingness to learn, and agree with the organization’s vision. Conflicts occur when differences exist between the needs, values, and interests of individuals or groups and those of the leaders of the organization. It is important to create a win/win situation to balance the dominating needs of the organization with those of the individuals in order to retain satisfied employees and meet organizational goals. To some degree, individual needs must be left in the parking lot to separate one’s personal and work lives and to maintain a certain level of productivity and professionalism.

Why Employees Needs Matter
In the well-known Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow uses a pyramid to show how human needs start at the bottom with basic physiological needs and extend upward to self-actualization needs.

  • Level 1/Physiology: the most basic needs of oxygen, food, water, and shelter
  • Level 2/Security: safety, emotional security, financial security, health, and wellbeing
  • Level 3/Belonging: the need to feel as if one is a member of a community
  • Level 4/Self-esteem: confidence in one’s value as a human being; and
  • Level 5/Self-actualization: the feeling that one is reaching their full potential

Leaders need to be aware of these needs to keep their employees motivated and satisfied. Happy employees are more productive and deliver better results for the organization. Leaders need to demonstrate to their teams that members are liked, appreciated and their opinions matter.

In 1997, Robert Barrett used Maslow’s hierarchy to develop seven levels of organizational consciousness. He continues to refine the model. These needs encompass:

  • Level 1/Viability: Survival and financial stability
  • Level 2/Relationships: customer, client, vendor and partner satisfaction
  • Level 3/Performance: results, productivity and efficiency
  • Level 4/Evolution: continuous learning, innovation, empowerment
  • Level 5/Alignment: integrity, trust, honesty, transparency
  • Level 6/Collaboration: cultivating communities, mentoring/coaching; and
  • Level 7/Contribution: Being of service, social responsibility

Obviously, an organization needs to be concerned about revenue generation and keeping the balance sheet in check. Leaders also need to innovate and adapt to changing market conditions. Moreover, it is important to consider employee satisfaction, employee growth paths, and the company’s role as a corporate citizen of the city, state, and country in which the organization exists.

Why Employee Needs Do Not Matter
Employee needs do matter, but an organization needs to be focused on organizational needs and not what is good for an individual, whether that person is a CEO or a line worker. What is best for the overall organization is what matters. Consequently, employees need to separate their personal feelings and needs from those of the organization and support the mission. If one cannot do that, because they have decided to become a vegan and they work at a meat packing plant, it may be the wrong place for them to work. This separation also does not mean that leaders should not be open to the ideas of staff, but it does mean that we need to leave our personal baggage at the door. If employees are distracted by personal problems, they will not be as focused on their work and may be more critical of others. Productivity and company core values can fall away if employees are not focused on their roles.

Both the organization and its employees will prosper when their needs align with each other. Leaders need to be cognizant that employees want to feel empowered and involved. Employees need to commit to fulfilling the goals of the organization. When everything is in balance, an organization will be better positioned to succeed.


Leadership Lessons from Moms

This Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day. We all owe much to our mothers from giving us life, food, clothing, shelter and, most of all guidance and support to help us to develop the best within us. I’d like to share with you some valuable lessons mothers teach us that can be very useful in the workplace, especially for leaders.

Create connections with your team members
No matter how busy a mom is, she always finds time to make her children feel special, which builds their confidence in themselves and their abilities. In the workplace, formal and informal chats, some appreciation and praise go a long way. Recognize the contributions of every member to the team and recognize all wins as team wins. As a leader and contributor to the success of the organization, it is important to be both humble and proud of one’s accomplishments. Be proud of your accomplishments, but  do not gloat and remember those who helped you to succeed.

Practice Empathy
A good mother sees situations through her children’s eyes and a good leader sees the other person’s perspective in order to create a win/win situation. It also makes the other person feel that their interests are being met. A leader can persuade others through empathy with “feel, felt, found” statements. I know how you feel; I felt the same way until I found out.” In these situations, the leader validates the person’s feelings, yet may be able to turn them to a different position. Mothers understand verbal and non-verbal cues from their children and know how to react to them by listening and helping the child to find solutions.

Be fair and consistent
Create rules and policies that apply fairly to everyone on the team. This does not mean that the expectations need to be the same for everyone; each person has specific tasks, and in some cases, with rank comes privilege and responsibility. The point is that everyone knows what is expected of them and that there will be consequences, if these goals are not reached. Mom gave a later curfew to the oldest child who also had to do more chores and a vice president has more responsibilities than an account coordinator, but the same base rules apply.

Try your hardest
Moms often tell their kids that luck is when opportunity meets preparation. You can’t expect the world to hand you success. You need to make your own luck through hard work. Hard work often consists of follow-up, nudging others to provide answers and to think two steps ahead so you know when to follow up. Life and Work will throw you curveballs, you need to go with the flow and not let life’s curveballs discourage you from hard work. Hard work also will enable you to show how you are adding value to your organization. A good team player asks how “can I help?” and goes beyond assigned tasks when needed for the sake of the organization. The valued employee is one who can pick up on the needs of others as part of anticipating when they should volunteer to chip in.

Be a role model
Mothers who want their children to read, eat healthy, and exercise, read, have good eating habits and engage in physical activity. In the workplace, the leader follows the same rules and expectations that the team members do. Your team will watch how you treat others, dress, and work.

Mother do know best. It may take us years to realize this, but their combination of knowledge, experience and caring can provide valuable guidance. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters of the world.

 

Note: This blog originally appeared on May 8, 2019.