Healthy Communication: What do I say?… How do I say it?

by Rafee Jajou Rafee serves as the employee staff care lead at Christian Bros and provides a pastoral presence in La Mesa.  He is a partner with Squarepatch (an employee care service).  He’s also my homie and good friend! I was raised in a home with a lot of unhealthy communication. Shaming and blame was almost…

Perennial Questions Leaders Need to Answer

I’m a huge fan of Patrick Lencioni.  When I grow up, I wanna be like him. In this short video, he offers some advice on the questions that need constant clarity within the corporation and departments.  These questions are for every manager to ask and answer for their teams.  They offer clarity…and motivation with purpose….

Successful Teams Share These 5 Traits

Source: 1. Dependability. Team members get things done on time and meet expectations. 2. Structure and clarity. High-performing teams have clear goals, and have well-defined roles within the group. 3. Meaning. The work has personal significance to each member. 4. Impact. The group believes their work is purposeful and positively impacts the greater good….

Tips on firing a toxic employee

Every company will have to deal with a bad “hire”.  Here’s a way to remove the toxic person from the company.  Toxic employees cause toxic company culture. source: 1. Make sure there are two people in the room when you have this discussion. The door should be shut for privacy, but under no circumstances…

Personal and Structural Evils in the Workplace: A Response of how to Overcome Evil with Good

A Christian ethic, in the context of workplace and social ethic, might provide us with a paradigm to perceive the daily interactions among employees and see that many of the of accusations, deceptive mannerisms, and poor judgment could be attributed to an evil force that is influencing some. I am not trying to glorify evil in this sense, but am trying to offer a view and response to the questions that I concurrently hear throughout the workplace…