The Admired Executive Blog

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Functioning At Work After A Personal Tragedy

Experiencing a personal tragedy is incredibly hard.  
It’s challenging to deal with while still having to be a leader at work. 
People are depending on you, but you’re still dealing with personal pain. 
You want to grieve but you also want to be available for everybody at work. 
It’s a difficult challenge that many of us never find a way to balance. 
Sometimes, we become more focused on work than dealing with our tragedies. 
This can cost us in our personal lives. 
Sometimes, we do the complete opposite and drop everything to only focus on our personal life. 
Over time, this will lead people to believe we are not committed to work. 
So, what do you do when you’re in this predicament? 

What To Do When Your Boss Expects You To Work On Vacation

You’re on vacation.

You’re trying to enjoy time with your family and reconnect with them.

But you just happened to look down at your phone and you see that your boss is emailing you.

They’re asking you where something is.

They want you to jump on a call while you’re on vacation.

You’re feeling frustrated about this because you have no boundaries.

When it comes to work, whether it’s night, weekends or vacation, you find yourself responding to messages from a boss that is a workaholic.

It sucks, it’s frustrating and you need to do something about it.

How To Keep Your Team Together

Your team is not on the same page.  
People are ready to leave the organization.  
It is your responsibility to put the team together because if that team doesn’t stay together, here’s what’s going to happen: 
You’re going to have problems. 
Major things will fall through the cracks. 
Then nobody’s going to be there to help you overcome those problems.  
People will begin working in a selfish way, 
They’ll only care about their own goals and success. 
You’ve got to fix this. 
And there is a simple solution to this. 

How To Give Negative Feedback To Your Boss

It’s has happened again.  
They’ve done something that is not right.  
They’ve put themselves in a position that makes you feel bad. 
Yes, I’m talking about your boss. 
You want to help because you care about them and the organization. 
But they continue to make mistakes. 
And you’re struggling to give feedback. 
But, the same way you see these mistakes, so does everyone else. 

And this will reflect on you as well. 
You may be afraid to approach your boss because they don’t take feedback well or like criticism at all. 
Here are a couple of things to think about before approaching your CEO with feedback. 

How To Get More Productive At Work

If you’re anything like me, you’re more busy than you’ve ever been in your life.  

I’m talking back-to-back meetings with no time to take lunch. 

You’re doing more than you ever thought you can do, but at the same time, you’re feeling less productive. 

Your team and organization are demanding more productivity.  

You’ve got to get more output and you’re wondering how. 

How do you become more productive at work?  

How To Make Sure Your Team Feels Appreciated

Things are hard for your entire team and organization.

People are being stretched from left to right.

You, as a leader, need to find a way to appreciate your team.

If you don’t find a way to appreciate your team, people are going to feel like you don’t care about them.

They’ll feel like you don’t value the contribution they make to the organization.

They’ll feel like you’re not invested in them.

When they start to feel like this, they’ll become uninvested in you and the organization.

This is why many people resign from the workplace today; because of a lack of appreciation.

If you don’t appreciate your team, they will leave and then you’ll have a turnover problem.

You’ll get backed up with more challenges and unable to meet the needs of all the people who are demanding your expertise.

You must avoid this at all costs.

Here are three simple things that you should be doing to show your team that you appreciate them.