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Been a busy period with a team effectiveness facilitation in Chicago last week and in Zurich, Switzerland next week to wrap up a years training program for all European heads of a a major Biotech client. Will get Part 2 on interviewing tips out soon.

Having a short break for my 50th birthday (visiting friends and family in England). Thanks for the many Facebook and other wishes for my birthday on the 29th!

Tired of work? You are not alone. 70% of people are disengaged at work!
I recently facilitated a webcast to over 2,000 people managers across the US, UK and several other countries. The guest presenters joining me were from The Energy Project. They discussed their recent research based on a sample of close to 20,000 employees. The researchers showed 70% of employees have low energy and are disengaged at work because they do not tap into four available sources of energy.
The f...irst source is “physical” energy. This is derived from getting more than 7 hours sleep regularly, fitness, nutrition and physical activity at work - not sitting at a desk all day.
The second is “emotional” energy. This comes from being engaged by your role at work and the people around you, how safe you feel and the level of trust in the workplace.
The third is “mental” energy. This includes having control over what tasks you work on, how long you can focus on them, how stimulating the role is intellectually for you including enjoyment from shifting between tactical and big picture thinking.
Fourth is “spiritual” energy which isn’t about religion or yoga etc., rather more about how you perceive your role as contributing to something positive in the world.
In my webcast, the live virtual audience completed a survey of these four sources of energy. Over 550 responded to all questions. The majority scored below the 50th percentile in tapping physical, emotional and mental energy. However, most scored well in deriving spiritual energy from their work. Not a surprise considering they were managers in the R&D Division of a major pharmaceutical company and could easily see how their successes could improve health for thousands of people.
The great news for everyone is that managers and team members can rather easily come up with ways to improve energy from physical health, emotional happiness, mental focus or spiritual purpose. One way is to facilitate discussion of these energy sources with teams and jointly find ways to energize and engage them. The researchers talk of large performance improvements from doing so and a doubling in personal wellbeing. Based on the Energy Project research, tapping into just one of these four sources of energy increases engagement by 50% and doubles retention rates. Watch a quick 2-minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dICw-8obOY read more from the Energy Project http://theenergyproject.com/key-ideas.
Visit us at www.ashleymilesconsulting.com, or email (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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Ashley Miles Consulting LLC offer courses for you and your team: Independent management consultancy delivering world-class organizational effectiveness, change management and learning solutions.
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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ― Alvin Toffler

I think learning is like a dip in a river. Imagine a river with a gentle flow. You wade out to find it deep enough to tread water. If you make no effort to keep afloat or swim, you will fall behind - taken downstream. If you make sufficient effort, you'll stay in the same place. It takes extra effort to move forward and progress. ...Learning is that extra effort - a constant challenge to ourselves to ask what we should learn next, and also be open to question what we think we already know (so much of our hard earned knowledge has an expiry date). But if we make that extra effort to swim against life's tide, if we do that, it is the sole option to have control over where we go.
Here’s another poignant quote: "Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival" W. Edwards Deming
Keep swimming.
Contact me for more details or to discuss any needs you, your team members, or your business may have: www.ashleymilesconsulting.com (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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TRUST YOUR POTENTIAL
Tips of Landing that Job or Promotion: Part 1
A new year, so are you considering a new job or promotion? Here’s the first part of my Human Resources professional’s guide. Question for today: What’s your potential?
Being in Human Resources as a field, I am often asked by friends (as potential candidates) how they should approach interviews. I will cover some key tips in the next article, but I always start with being positive about yourself. Sounds a bi...t cliché, but I can assure you that most great candidates never make it to interview because they de-select themselves. One reason is a lack of confidence in oneself, or overly relying on others’ perceptions of your limitations. Another cliché is that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket, so apply for that new job, promotion. Perhaps it is easier for me to say how many regret not applying for a role or promotion when they discovered the quality of who was eventually selected.
So start by seeing your potential and having confidence in yourself. Here are a few fun examples to illustrate my point.
History shows us others’ perceptions, if realized, would have deprived us of great talent…
For example, can you guess who is this dud?
1. He did not speak until he was 4-years-old
2. He did not read until he was 7
3. His parents thought he was “sub-normal”
4. His school teacher described him as “mentally slow…and adrift forever in foolish dreams”
5. He was turned down for promotion from a level 2 Patent Clerk in 1903
Well, this week, this person just had another of his truly disruptive theories of the universe supported by evidence – the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves. Yep, this waste of space was in fact Albert Einstein!
In 1962, a Decca recording company executive turned down a band because “We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on the way out.” By the end of the 1960s that band had sold more copies of their albums than any pop artist before or since…Yep, that talent scout turned down The Beatles!
And for you kids who don’t really know the Beatles, you will know of the work of J. K. Rowling – the author of the Harry Potter books. In 1996, as a struggling writer, the sage advice a publishing executive to her was “Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore”.
So, while the next article I will share some practical tips on getting hired or promoted, please start by having confidence in your potential!

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TRUST YOUR POTENTIAL
Tips of Landing that Job or Promotion: Part 1
A new year, so are you considering a new job or promotion? Here’s the first part of my Human ...Resources professional’s guide. Question for today: What’s your potential?
Being in Human Resources as a field, I am often asked by friends (as potential candidates) how they should approach interviews. I will cover some key tips in the next article, but I always start with being positive about yourself. Sounds a bit cliché, but I can assure you that most great candidates never make it to interview because they de-select themselves. One reason is a lack of confidence in oneself, or overly relying on others’ perceptions of your limitations. Another cliché is that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket, so apply for that new job, promotion. Perhaps it is easier for me to say how many regret not applying for a role or promotion when they discovered the quality of who was eventually selected.
So start by seeing your potential and having confidence in yourself. Here are a few fun examples to illustrate my point.
History shows us others’ perceptions, if realized, would have deprived us of great talent…
For example, can you guess who is this dud?
1. He did not speak until he was 4-years-old
2. He did not read until he was 7
3. His parents thought he was “sub-normal”
4. His school teacher described him as “mentally slow…and adrift forever in foolish dreams”
5. He was turned down for promotion from a level 2 Patent Clerk in 1903
Well, this week, this person just had another of his truly disruptive theories of the universe supported by evidence – the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves. Yep, this waste of space was in fact Albert Einstein!
In 1962, a Decca recording company executive turned down a band because “We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on the way out.” By the end of the 1960s that band had sold more copies of their albums than any pop artist before or since…Yep, that talent scout turned down The Beatles!
And for you kids who don’t really know the Beatles, you will know of the work of J. K. Rowling – the author of the Harry Potter books. In 1996, as a struggling writer, the sage advice a publishing executive to her was “Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore”.
So, while the next article I will share some practical tips on getting hired or promoted, please start by having confidence in your potential!

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Tired of work? You are not alone. 70% of people are disengaged at work!

I recently facilitated a webcast to over 2,000 people managers across the US, UK and several other countries. The guest presenters joining me were from The Energy Project. They discussed their recent research based on a sample of close to 20,000 employees. The researchers showed 70% of employees have low energy and are disengaged at work because they do not tap into four available sources of energy.

The f...irst source is “physical” energy. This is derived from getting more than 7 hours sleep regularly, fitness, nutrition and physical activity at work - not sitting at a desk all day.

The second is “emotional” energy. This comes from being engaged by your role at work and the people around you, how safe you feel and the level of trust in the workplace.

The third is “mental” energy. This includes having control over what tasks you work on, how long you can focus on them, how stimulating the role is intellectually for you including enjoyment from shifting between tactical and big picture thinking.

Fourth is “spiritual” energy which isn’t about religion or yoga etc., rather more about how you perceive your role as contributing to something positive in the world.

In my webcast, the live virtual audience completed a survey of these four sources of energy. Over 550 responded to all questions. The majority scored below the 50th percentile in tapping physical, emotional and mental energy. However, most scored well in deriving spiritual energy from their work. Not a surprise considering they were managers in the R&D Division of a major pharmaceutical company and could easily see how their successes could improve health for thousands of people.

The great news for everyone is that managers and team members can rather easily come up with ways to improve energy from physical health, emotional happiness, mental focus or spiritual purpose. One way is to facilitate discussion of these energy sources with teams and jointly find ways to energize and engage them. The researchers talk of large performance improvements from doing so and a doubling in personal wellbeing. Based on the Energy Project research, tapping into just one of these four sources of energy increases engagement by 50% and doubles retention rates. Watch a quick 2-minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dICw-8obOY read more from the Energy Project http://theenergyproject.com/key-ideas.

Visit us at www.ashleymilesconsulting.com, or email (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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TRUST YOUR POTENTIAL
Tips of Landing that Job or Promotion: Part 1
A new year, so are you considering a new job or promotion? Here’s the first part of my Human Resources professional’s guide. Question for today: What’s your potential?
Being in Human Resources as a field, I am often asked by friends (as potential candidates) how they should approach interviews. I will cover some key tips in the next article, but I always start with being positive about yourself. Sounds a bit ...cliché, but I can assure you that most great candidates never make it to interview because they de-select themselves. One reason is a lack of confidence in oneself, or overly relying on others’ perceptions of your limitations. Another cliché is that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket, so apply for that new job, promotion. Perhaps it is easier for me to say how many regret not applying for a role or promotion when they discovered the quality of who was eventually selected.
So start by seeing your potential and having confidence in yourself. Here are a few fun examples to illustrate my point.
History shows us others’ perceptions, if realized, would have deprived us of great talent…
For example, can you guess who is this dud?
1. He did not speak until he was 4-years-old
2. He did not read until he was 7
3. His parents thought he was “sub-normal”
4. His school teacher described him as “mentally slow…and adrift forever in foolish dreams”
5. He was turned down for promotion from a level 2 Patent Clerk in 1903
Well, this week, this person just had another of his truly disruptive theories of the universe supported by evidence – the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves. Yep, this waste of space was in fact Albert Einstein!
In 1962, a Decca recording company executive turned down a band because “We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on the way out.” By the end of the 1960s that band had sold more copies of their albums than any pop artist before or since…Yep, that talent scout turned down The Beatles!
And for you kids who don’t really know the Beatles, you will know of the work of J. K. Rowling – the author of the Harry Potter books. In 1996, as a struggling writer, the sage advice a publishing executive to her was “Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore”.
So, while the next article I will share some practical tips on getting hired or promoted, please start by having confidence in your potential!

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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ― Alvin Toffler

I think learning is like a dip in a river. Imagine a river with a gentle flow. You wade out to find it deep enough to tread water. If you make no effort to keep afloat or swim, you will fall behind - taken downstream. If you make sufficient effort, you'll stay in the same place. It takes extra effort to move forward and progress. ...Learning is that extra effort - a constant challenge to ourselves to ask what we should learn next, and also be open to question what we think we already know (so much of our hard earned knowledge has an expiry date). But if we make that extra effort to swim against life's tide, if we do that, it is the sole option to have control over where we go.

Here’s another poignant quote: "Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival" W. Edwards Deming

Keep swimming.

Contact me for more details or to discuss any needs you, your team members, or your business may have: www.ashleymilesconsulting.com (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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TRUST YOUR POTENTIAL
Tips of Landing that Job or Promotion: Part 1
A new year, so are you considering a new job or promotion? Here’s the first part of my Human Resources professional’s guide. Question for today: What’s your potential?
Being in Human Resources as a field, I am often asked by friends (as potential candidates) how they should approach interviews. I will cover some key tips in the next article, but I always start with being positive about yourself. Sounds a bi...t cliché, but I can assure you that most great candidates never make it to interview because they de-select themselves. One reason is a lack of confidence in oneself, or overly relying on others’ perceptions of your limitations. Another cliché is that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket, so apply for that new job, promotion. Perhaps it is easier for me to say how many regret not applying for a role or promotion when they discovered the quality of who was eventually selected.
So start by seeing your potential and having confidence in yourself. Here are a few fun examples to illustrate my point.
History shows us others’ perceptions, if realized, would have deprived us of great talent…
For example, can you guess who is this dud?
1. He did not speak until he was 4-years-old
2. He did not read until he was 7
3. His parents thought he was “sub-normal”
4. His school teacher described him as “mentally slow…and adrift forever in foolish dreams”
5. He was turned down for promotion from a level 2 Patent Clerk in 1903
Well, this week, this person just had another of his truly disruptive theories of the universe supported by evidence – the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves. Yep, this waste of space was in fact Albert Einstein!
In 1962, a Decca recording company executive turned down a band because “We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on the way out.” By the end of the 1960s that band had sold more copies of their albums than any pop artist before or since…Yep, that talent scout turned down The Beatles!
And for you kids who don’t really know the Beatles, you will know of the work of J. K. Rowling – the author of the Harry Potter books. In 1996, as a struggling writer, the sage advice a publishing executive to her was “Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore”.
So, while the next article I will share some practical tips on getting hired or promoted, please start by having confidence in your potential!

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TRUST YOUR POTENTIAL
Tips of Landing that Job or Promotion: Part 1
A new year, so are you considering a new job or promotion? Here’s the first part of my Human ...Resources professional’s guide. Question for today: What’s your potential?
Being in Human Resources as a field, I am often asked by friends (as potential candidates) how they should approach interviews. I will cover some key tips in the next article, but I always start with being positive about yourself. Sounds a bit cliché, but I can assure you that most great candidates never make it to interview because they de-select themselves. One reason is a lack of confidence in oneself, or overly relying on others’ perceptions of your limitations. Another cliché is that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket, so apply for that new job, promotion. Perhaps it is easier for me to say how many regret not applying for a role or promotion when they discovered the quality of who was eventually selected.
So start by seeing your potential and having confidence in yourself. Here are a few fun examples to illustrate my point.
History shows us others’ perceptions, if realized, would have deprived us of great talent…
For example, can you guess who is this dud?
1. He did not speak until he was 4-years-old
2. He did not read until he was 7
3. His parents thought he was “sub-normal”
4. His school teacher described him as “mentally slow…and adrift forever in foolish dreams”
5. He was turned down for promotion from a level 2 Patent Clerk in 1903
Well, this week, this person just had another of his truly disruptive theories of the universe supported by evidence – the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves. Yep, this waste of space was in fact Albert Einstein!
In 1962, a Decca recording company executive turned down a band because “We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on the way out.” By the end of the 1960s that band had sold more copies of their albums than any pop artist before or since…Yep, that talent scout turned down The Beatles!
And for you kids who don’t really know the Beatles, you will know of the work of J. K. Rowling – the author of the Harry Potter books. In 1996, as a struggling writer, the sage advice a publishing executive to her was “Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore”.
So, while the next article I will share some practical tips on getting hired or promoted, please start by having confidence in your potential!

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Ashley Miles Consulting LLC offer courses for you and your team:
Visit us at www.ashleymilesconsulting.com, or email (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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We are experienced in developing and delivering learning solutions for any sized organization globally. We customize content to your needs around your time-frame and preferences for delivery (for example, classroom, e-learning, webinar or GoToMeeting)

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Examples of Learning Solutions We Deliver Managing Others 101
Stepping Up to Supervising Others For the First Time Advanced Leadership Skills
Coaching Poor Performance With Confidence (Incl. certified trainers in Prof. Stowell's / Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness 8-step model)
Change Management (Incl. methods by Kotter and Bridges)
Effective Team Leadership (launches, chartering, managing dysfunction) - Incl. certified trainers in Blanchard Companies High Performing Teams
When and How to Delegate / Situational Leadership (Incl. certified trainers in Blanchard Companies SLII model)
Emotional Intelligence for Results (Incl. certified trainers in Genos EI model)
Interviewing Skills for Confidence and Effective Selection (Incl. certified trainers in DDI's Targeted Selection & Behavioral Interview techniques)
Engagement 101 For Leaders (Incl. certified trainers in Gallup Q12 and Hewitt's "Best Employer")
Motivation 101 For Leaders
Managing Conflict (Incl. certified trainers in Eckerd's Conflict Dynamics Profile)
Negotiation Skills (Incl. certified trainers in Wilson Learning / Ury & Fisher's Principled Negotiation) Positive Political Skill for Leaders

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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ― Alvin Toffler

I think learning is like a dip in a river. Imagine a river with a gentle flow. You wade out to find it deep enough to tread water. If you make no effort to keep afloat or swim, you will fall behind - taken downstream. If you make sufficient effort, you'll stay in the same place. It takes extra effort to move forward and progress. ...Learning is that extra effort - a constant challenge to ourselves to ask what we should learn next, and also be open to question what we think we already know (so much of our hard earned knowledge has an expiry date). But if we make that extra effort to swim against life's tide, if we do that, it is the sole option to have control over where we go.

Here’s another poignant quote: "Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival" W. Edwards Deming

Keep swimming.

Contact me for more details or to discuss any needs you, your team members, or your business may have: www.ashleymilesconsulting.com (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ― Alvin Toffler

I think lear...ning is like a dip in a river. Imagine a river with a gentle flow. You wade out to find it deep enough to tread water. If you make no effort to keep afloat or swim, you will fall behind - taken downstream. If you make sufficient effort, you'll stay in the same place. It takes extra effort to move forward and progress. Learning is that extra effort - a constant challenge to ourselves to ask what we should learn next, and also be open to question what we think we already know (so much of our hard earned knowledge has an expiry date). But if we make that extra effort to swim against life's tide, if we do that, it is the sole option to have control over where we go.

Here’s another poignant quote: "Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival" W. Edwards Deming

Keep swimming.

Contact me for more details or to discuss any needs you, your team members, or your business may have: www.ashleymilesconsulting.com (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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TRUST YOUR POTENTIAL
Tips of Landing that Job or Promotion: Part 1
A new year, so are you considering a new job or promotion? Here’s the first part of my Human Resources professional’s guide. Question for today: What’s your potential?
Being in Human Resources as a field, I am often asked by friends (as potential candidates) how they should approach interviews. I will cover some key tips in the next article, but I always start with being positive about yourself. Sounds a bit c...liché, but I can assure you that most great candidates never make it to interview because they de-select themselves. One reason is a lack of confidence in oneself, or overly relying on others’ perceptions of your limitations. Another cliché is that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket, so apply for that new job, promotion. Perhaps it is easier for me to say how many regret not applying for a role or promotion when they discovered the quality of who was eventually selected.
So start by seeing your potential and having confidence in yourself. Here are a few fun examples to illustrate my point.
History shows us others’ perceptions, if realized, would have deprived us of great talent…
For example, can you guess who is this dud?
1. He did not speak until he was 4-years-old
2. He did not read until he was 7
3. His parents thought he was “sub-normal”
4. His school teacher described him as “mentally slow…and adrift forever in foolish dreams”
5. He was turned down for promotion from a level 2 Patent Clerk in 1903
Well, this week, this person just had another of his truly disruptive theories of the universe supported by evidence – the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves. Yep, this waste of space was in fact Albert Einstein!
In 1962, a Decca recording company executive turned down a band because “We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on the way out.” By the end of the 1960s that band had sold more copies of their albums than any pop artist before or since…Yep, that talent scout turned down The Beatles!
And for you kids who don’t really know the Beatles, you will know of the work of J. K. Rowling – the author of the Harry Potter books. In 1996, as a struggling writer, the sage advice a publishing executive to her was “Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore”.
So, while the next article I will share some practical tips on getting hired or promoted, please start by having confidence in your potential!

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“Politically Inept? Consider your career stuck…or over!

Researchers show that 80% of top leaders across industries in the USA fail, not because of technical skill, nor lack of strategic thinking, but because they mismanage people. When these mismanaged people are pivotal to organizational decisions and have power, then you’ll need more than emotional intelligence (EI) to survive. Having EI is key to career success (much more than IQ say researchers), but political skill (or “...organizational savvy” if that sits better with you) trumps even great EI. In fact, researchers conclude that you need EI to be politically competent at work, but having EI doesn’t mean you have political skill. Political skill requires clarity of goals and how to advance and achieve them working well with the irrational animals us humans are, the even more irrational teams we create, and within even more irrational departments, Divisions and organizations. Good luck navigating all that without political skill (80% without it have failed).

Good news – researchers and theorists say you can learn political skill. In my 2015 doctoral thesis, I researched successful leaders rated high in political skill. I concluded that every leader can and should develop their own political skill, hire for it and encourage “positive politics” in their organizations. In many studies across the world, positive political skill has shown to

·Advance team and organizational goals

·Create a healthier workforce (lowers stress, blood pressure, reduces ill-health absences)

·Foster a more productive and positive work environment and

·Improve performance and productivity

Those with political skill do advance their own careers, but they don’t have to focus on that – it comes free when advancing teams and the business. This isn’t the negative politics we are seeing on the campaign trail this election year – that is all about self-promotion. Indeed, middle managers I know agree they’d prefer to have a manager above them who is politically skilled. Just ask yours. They know they have a better chance of achieving goals and success with such a leader providing “air cover” and organizational support for good business ideas.

Find out more, and start with taking a free test of your political skill at www.positivepoliticalintelligence.com - the only validated political skill test in the world.”

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Tired of work? You are not alone. 70% of people are disengaged at work!

I recently facilitated a webcast to over 2,000 people managers across the US, UK and several other countries. The guest presenters joining me were from The Energy Project. They discussed their recent research based on a sample of close to 20,000 employees. The researchers showed 70% of employees have low energy and are disengaged at work because they do not tap into four available sources of energy.

The f...irst source is “physical” energy. This is derived from getting more than 7 hours sleep regularly, fitness, nutrition and physical activity at work - not sitting at a desk all day.

The second is “emotional” energy. This comes from being engaged by your role at work and the people around you, how safe you feel and the level of trust in the workplace.

The third is “mental” energy. This includes having control over what tasks you work on, how long you can focus on them, how stimulating the role is intellectually for you including enjoyment from shifting between tactical and big picture thinking.

Fourth is “spiritual” energy which isn’t about religion or yoga etc., rather more about how you perceive your role as contributing to something positive in the world.

In my webcast, the live virtual audience completed a survey of these four sources of energy. Over 550 responded to all questions. The majority scored below the 50th percentile in tapping physical, emotional and mental energy. However, most scored well in deriving spiritual energy from their work. Not a surprise considering they were managers in the R&D Division of a major pharmaceutical company and could easily see how their successes could improve health for thousands of people.

The great news for everyone is that managers and team members can rather easily come up with ways to improve energy from physical health, emotional happiness, mental focus or spiritual purpose. One way is to facilitate discussion of these energy sources with teams and jointly find ways to energize and engage them. The researchers talk of large performance improvements from doing so and a doubling in personal wellbeing. Based on the Energy Project research, tapping into just one of these four sources of energy increases engagement by 50% and doubles retention rates. Watch a quick 2-minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dICw-8obOY read more from the Energy Project http://theenergyproject.com/key-ideas.

Visit us at www.ashleymilesconsulting.com, or email (ashley@ashleymilesconsulting) for more details or call/text Ashley at +1 (860) 694-9995.

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Tired of work? You are not alone. 70% of people are disengaged at work!

I recently facilitated a webcast to over 2,000 people managers across the US, UK and sev...eral other countries. The guest presenters joining me were from The Energy Project. They discussed their recent research based on a sample of close to 20,000 employees. The researchers showed 70% of employees have low energy and are disengaged at work because they do not tap into four available sources of energy.

The first source is “physical” energy. This is derived from getting more than 7 hours sleep regularly, fitness, nutrition and physical activity at work - not sitting at a desk all day.

The second is “emotional” energy. This comes from being engaged by your role at work and the people around you, how safe you feel and the level of trust in the workplace.

The third is “mental” energy. This includes having control over what tasks you work on, how long you can focus on them, how stimulating the role is intellectually for you including enjoyment from shifting between tactical and big picture thinking.

Fourth is “spiritual” energy which isn’t about religion or yoga etc., rather more about how you perceive your role as contributing to something positive in the world.

In my webcast, the live virtual audience completed a survey of these four sources of energy. Over 550 responded to all questions. The majority scored below the 50th percentile in tapping physical, emotional and mental energy. However, most scored well in deriving spiritual energy from their work. Not a surprise considering they were managers in the R&D Division of a major pharmaceutical company and could easily see how their successes could improve health for thousands of people.

The great news for everyone is that managers and team members can rather easily come up with ways to improve energy from physical health, emotional happiness, mental focus or spiritual purpose. One way is to facilitate discussion of these energy sources with teams and jointly find ways to energize and engage them. The researchers talk of large performance improvements from doing so and a doubling in personal wellbeing. Based on the Energy Project research, tapping into just one of these four sources of energy increases engagement by 50% and doubles retention rates. Watch a quick 2-minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dICw-8obOY read more from the Energy Project http://theenergyproject.com/key-ideas.

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