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Five New Year’s resolutions for a happy work life 

It’s a new year when the world of work is changing at breakneck speed!  How can you not only stay in the game but also be happy and a good co-worker?  Dr. Ranjit Nair, assistant professor in the School of Business and Computer Science at Caldwell University, an executive coach, and author of “Potluck Culture: Five Strategies to Engage the Modern Workplace” has some very good advice!

1. Set SMART Goals for the year. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. 

What gets measured gets done. 

2. Everyone’s a Leader including you. Embrace it. 

Leadership is demonstrated in multiple ways.

3. Ask questions. We can always learn something. 

Asking questions is the foundation of active listening. 

4. Show gratitude. A “thank you” is contagious. 

Showing appreciation is a human trait that costs nothing. 

5. Be humble. Success is achieved through others. 

No one can succeed as an island or in a silo.

Five New Year’s resolutions to help you be a successful team player in the workplace

1. Listen to Learn.

2. Learn to Listen.

3. Value the ideas of others.

4. Accept feedback as a treasured gift.

5. Show compassion for others.

Five New Year’s resolutions to help you be a better communicator in the workplace   

1. Be open-minded.

2. Be an active listener.

3. Be present for others.

4. Honor the past. Invest in the future. 

5. Share the credit when you succeed. 

Five New Year’s resolutions to help you adapt to the new world of work

From #Potluck Culture-Potluck Culture: Five Strategies to Engage the Modern Workplace)  

1. Hire for Fit.

2. Build a culture of dialogue. 

3. Take money off the table.

4. Innovate as a habit.

5. Make work meaningful.