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Do You Have a Holiday Hangover?

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2020

No…not the kind caused by too much drinking (although that may be there too!).

I mean the kind where you are exhausted from all the doing and having and cleaning and expectations, and now you need to get back to work–addressing all the things and tasks and people that have piled up waiting for the holidays to be over.

We hear all...

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How to know when employee behaviors need to be addressed

Uncategorized Aug 06, 2019

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 their behavior” is true. People can fail at work by...

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

Uncategorized Aug 01, 2019

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.

And once you are in, you’re in. Even former employees talk about having been part of...

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How Leaders Cultivate Trust

Uncategorized Jul 11, 2019

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 upcoming workshop I am creating. I asked...

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How to Avoid Meeting Hell

Uncategorized Jun 24, 2019

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 time and effort due to lack of...

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Employee Engagement Made Simple

Uncategorized Jun 13, 2019

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.

We want to make a difference in people’s lives. We want to do something meaningful with...

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The Importance of Leadership Training

Uncategorized Jun 06, 2019

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...

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Honesty and Leadership

Uncategorized May 30, 2019

“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...

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Simplify Your Decision Making Process

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

 

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 equipment? Who gets...

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Leadership and the Importance of Appreciation

Uncategorized May 15, 2019

 

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.

Think of a time when you didn’t feel appreciated at work. It makes it pretty east...

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