How to know when employee behaviors need to be addressed

As much as you love your team and want them to succeed, there are times when things can get out of whack. There are times when one or another of them starts acting in a way that begins to disrupt the team. The old adage that “People are hired for their talents and fired for [...]

Is your company the COOL place to work (or, how to build community at work)?

There is a company in my community that is THE place to work. Why? They have created a sense of community among their workforce. It is the kind of community that helps people feel like they belong to a cool, fun group, so people want to be a part of it. […]

How Leaders Cultivate Trust

Trust—A firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. What is the trust level within your organization? Can you rank it on the scale of 1 – 10 (10 is an extremely high level of trust)? I recently met with a wonderful person and was talking to him about an [...]

How to Avoid Meeting Hell

Why do we have meetings anyway? Some companies have meetings just to have meetings. And others never meet. What is the right way to go? Well, if you don’t have any meetings, you aren’t able to take advantage of the knowledge and talent your team members have. You also probably have a lot of wasted [...]

Employee Engagement Made Simple

No one wants to go to work every day, do a boring job, and then go home. And do it again next day. And the next day. And the next. Just no. Why does that sound so awful? Because we all have more to offer than just doing a repetitive job day after day. [...]

The Importance of Leadership Training

Are you uncomfortable supervising employees? Are the things that drive you crazy overwhelming? According to Forbes, 58% of managers said they didn’t receive any management training. Most managers in the workforce were promoted because they were good at what they did, and not necessarily good at making the people around them better. Often the result [...]

Honesty and Leadership

“Honesty is a leader’s most valued and valuable leadership quality because it is the gateway for trust and inspiration.”  —Michael Bunting I used to work for a guy who would sit in meetings and blatantly lie. My coworkers and I would look at each other, wide-eyed, at this guy’s nerve. WE knew he was lying…did [...]

Simplify Your Decision Making Process

Making decisions is the bane of any leader’s existence.  Large or small, making decisions is what takes up a huge amount of a leader’s energy. Who takes the lead on a new project?  Who cleans the kitchen this week?  Do we buy a standing desk for the receptionist?  Should we buy a new piece of [...]

Leadership and the Importance of Appreciation

We all know that when a person feels appreciated they will do more than what is expected of them. They will go out of their way to make a difference and go above and beyond to reach their goals. We know this is true, because it is true for each of us. […]

A Quick Reminder to Live Your Dreams

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” –Gail Devers Remember when you started your business or your new job, and you were excited? Hopeful?  […]