7 ways To Engage People

Looking for some tips on really getting people engaged with what we do, I came across this great article by leadership expert Kevin Eidenberry. It’s so pertinent to the Savvy Team philosophy of teamwork that I just had to share it.

As Eidenberry says, engagement is a very trendy word, and while it is powerful, people are making it harder to understand and think about than is necessary. So to ‘engage’ people, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Let’s talk about what people really want in their lives. Because when they have these they will automatically and effortlessly be engaged in happily and effectively doing the work that’s required.

The following list won’t really surprise you, because it includes many of the things you want too.

Keep in mind that your people are people, and as individuals we certainly all want more of these things in both our personal lives and our work environment.

Remember when (and if) you provide them, engagement automatically ensues – so as leaders it’s your job to make sure you engage your people by ensuring that all seven of these things are obvious – because generally we are all much happier, more effective and co-operative when we get clarity about them!

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7 Life Lessons we can Learn from Geese!

 

A friend of mine was recently sharing about the innate wisdom of her chickens.  It reminded me of this wonderful story which I bought to the team’s attention back in 2008, which again seems particularly appropriate at this time and in this era of rapid change and disruption.

Often growth can create overwhelm, discomfort and distress – yet growth or death are the only two options that are offered equally to all living and sentient beings.

In this post I would like to draw out how these amazing birds manage to fly distances and overcome odds that are considered almost impossible. The story about the geese shows how we – as individuals wishing to benefit from  and work as a team – have much to learn from our feathered friends.

In the autumn if you live in a region where they pass by, you see geese heading north (or south depending on where you live) for the winter flying along in the “V” formation. You might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way, because learning the lesson means that you can get where you want to go faster and easier.

Why the V Formation?

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Chocolate Cake: Low-Carb, Grain-Free & ‘Savvy’!

“How to Have Your Cake and Eat Savvy Too!”

It’s an on going question! Can a Chocolate Cake ‘Be Savvy’ and healthy?

We say YES . . . when it’s low-carb, grain-free, and filled with healthy fats to assist in creating ‘healthier hormones‘!

While eating chocolate cake often is ‘Not Savvy’ – part of the ‘Eat Savvy’ approach is that it’s OK to include ‘sensible indulgences’. Little times of indulgence that still fit within the ‘Eat Savvy’ philosophy of having your diet be low in toxins and allergens, while being high in nutrition and beneficial ingredients and nutrients.

Our ‘Eat Savvy Chocolate Cake’ recipe, that we’re sure you’ll adore!

It’s loaded with super foods, antioxidants and healthy fats and is quick and tasty. It’s great as a ‘hot pudding’ straight out of the oven (if you must) while also being moist enough to store well in the fridge. The ‘Eat Savvy Chocolate Cake’ will suit most eating styles and can be enjoyed by everyone – whether you’re gluten free, low-carb, paleo or just love eating chocolate, this cake is for you.

What’s ‘Savvy’ about it?

Low-Sugar, Low-Carb, Grain-free, Gluten-free (check your ingredients), Healthy Fats & Proteins, Superfood antioxidants and delicious too!

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90 Nutrients And Immunity

Build A Healthy Immune System

While the Harvard Health School states that there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function, it thankfully (and not surprisingly) goes on to say that your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

It also goes on to say that to function well, your immune system requires a balance and harmony or all the macro and micro nutrients necessary for health. We hypothesise that there are over 90 of these nutrients necessary to enable your body to function as it should. There is still much that researchers don’t know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response, however on the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms.

But sometimes it fails . . .

Sometimes a germ or some other substance invades your protective barriers successfully and makes you sick.

Is it possible to intervene in this process and make your immune system stronger?

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8 ‘Financial Habits’ of the Wealthy

 

Good or Bad, we all have them . . .

Habits!

Regarding the creation of wealth, do wealthy people have some ‘secret habits’ that they don’t share with everyone . . . or are their financial habits actually ‘out there’ for the world to see?

Are these habits easy enough to emulate for an improved personal financial situation?

Judy Martel over at Bankrate.com wrote some interesting points on the ‘Financial Habits’ of the Wealthy. These habits and tips sounds remarkable familiar to some of the points we share in the Savvy Team ‘Cashflow Classes’ where we explore the secrets of high net worth individuals.

Here’s a synopsis of the 8 Financial Habits . . . habits we can all learn from.

 

8 Financial Habits of the Wealthy

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