A Work Culture that builds Team Cohesion

A Work Culture that builds Team Cohesion

As you know, cohesion has to do with sticking together, but it is not simply being stuck together.  Team cohesion can be defined as the broad set of attributes that allow a team to be productive within itself and within it’s organizational community. Cohesion occurs when the sticking together leads to a united whole. For example, a chair has cohesive parts because the wood pieces stick to each other in a way which constructs the united whole, the chair.  If the parts stuck together in a way which did not form the chair, it is not cohesive. In the same way, in a functional organization, each part, each team, needs… Read More

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Five Steps to Unshakeable Self-Esteem through Self-Worth

Five Steps to Unshakeable Self-Esteem through Self-Worth

Never give up!  Just do it!  We would like nothing more than to raise kids who have no quit in them.  We believe that perseverance and determination stem from self-esteem. However, another, less known term is self-regulation.  Self-regulation is defined as the willingness to exert effort toward one’s most important goals, while taking setbacks and failures as opportunities to learn, identify weaknesses and address them, and develop new strategies toward achieving those goals. If self-regulation is the intentional act of moving forward, self-esteem is the driving motivation to do so.  This seems like a simple enough formula.  For a child to self-regulate, they must possess self-esteem. As parents and educators,… Read More

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Self-Worth Explained

Self-Worth is a deep-seeded belief in the value of oneself.  This belief sprouts into different characteristics that give clues to the strength of the child’s Self-Worth belief.  Similarly, clues such as anxiety and complacency are clues for barriers that inhibit Self-Worth. To varying levels, society suppresses Self-Worth in its quest for conformity.  Voluntary conformity can continue to breed Self-Worth.  On the other hand, involuntary conformity, reinforced by negative feedback, commonly experienced in educational institutions and in destitute environments, can subvert self-worth.  In self-defense, the child creates barriers to these stimuli. It must be remembered that it is not the stimulus, be it a math exam, a sports race, a leadership… Read More

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