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Newsletter 380
May 5, 2015

In This Issue...
Get Engaged With our Personal SWOT Analysis Tool
The Three Component Model of Commitment
Managing Caregivers
Re-Engaging Team Members
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  Get Engaged With SWOT

It's a sad fact that more than two thirds of people feel dissatisfied at work, and that almost one in five would rather be anywhere else!

If you feel that your enthusiasm may be waning, you can Get Engaged With our Personal SWOT Analysis Tool to uncover new opportunities to rekindle your passion. And our article on The Three Component Model of Commitment shows you ways to inspire any disengaged members of your team.

Our article on Managing Caregivers then helps you create a positive, productive environment for those who have to balance their work with the demands of looking after children, or elderly or disabled relatives.

Enjoy this newsletter!
 
  James & Elizabeth
 
  James Manktelow and Elizabeth Eyre
MindTools.com - Essential skills for an excellent career!
 
 
Featured Resources at Mind Tools
Get Engaged With our Personal SWOT Analysis Tool

Pep up your passion for the workplace with our personal SWOT analysis infographic. All Readers' Infographic
Get Engaged With our Personal SWOT Analysis Tool
The Three Component Model of Commitment
Improving Commitment and Engagement

Discover three common types of commitment that tie people to your organization, and learn how to boost their desire to stay part of your team. All Readers' Skill-Builder
The Three Component Model of Commitment
Managing Caregivers
Respecting the "Sandwich Generation"

Find ways to create an environment that's both productive and inclusive, by balancing the needs of your team's caregivers with the impact that has on their colleagues. All Readers' Skill-Builder
Managing Caregivers
 
... And From the Mind Tools Club
Re-Engaging Team Members
Turning Negative Back to Positive

Successful teams rely on people who are focused on the group's mission. Use these tips to spot disengagement and re-light their spark. All Members' Skill-Builder
Re-Engaging Team Members
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't, by Simon Sinek Speaker

This book looks at how to build trust, care, and cooperation in your organization. Premium Members' Book Insight
Leaders Eat Last
Managing Working Parents
Creating a Flexible, Happy Workforce

Learn how to create a culture that gets the best from the working parents on your team. All Members' Skill-Builder
Managing Working Parents
The Progress Principle, With Teresa Amabile Speaker

In this Expert Interview, Harvard professor Teresa Amabile explains how even small wins can give your people a real emotional lift. Premium Members' Expert Interview
The Progress Principle
Building Effective Teams

Discover the difference between a "group" and a "team," and find out why, even when group members work side by side towards a common goal, they rarely achieve the results that a team can. All Members' Bite-Sized Training
Building Effective Teams
 
In the Mind Tools Blog
The key to Innovation

Rowan Gibson, a leading thinker on business innovation, believes that modern managers could learn a lot from the Renaissance period. All Readers' Blog
The Key to Innovation
 
For Learning & Development Professionals, From Mind Tools Corporate
Change Through Learning

Bob Little examines the links between learning and change, and the importance of managing both. All Readers' L&D Resource
Change Through Learning
 
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A Final Note

People are far more likely to be fully engaged and productive if their roles make use of their particular skills or strengths. So, put modesty aside for a moment and think about what talents you have that can make you a success at work. Don't let your career become a chore!

Next week, we show you four key strategies you can use to grow your business, and explore how to assess the risks involved in each one.

Have a great week!

James

James Manktelow

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