June 7, 2016

Great leaders understand that performance and outcomes are based on much more than accomplishing tasks and maintaining status quo.  Real change within an organization CAN happen, if team members produce quality work, driven intrinsically to thrive personally and profes...

May 17, 2016

Workplace culture is hard to define, but we all know a good one when we experience it. The qualities of a positive and energetic work environment are typically seen in staff retention rates and overall productivity.

 

Overall culture can be learned from interaction.  How...

April 25, 2016

There's a great article that I came across recently by Michael Hartsfield about the power of community in the workplace.  He brought up many interesting points, and it's well worth the read, but what I really liked about it was the perspective of realizing that as lead...

April 11, 2016

In our contemporary world, information now literally travels at the speed of light.  Not only do we have the ability to tap into news and social happenings instantly, we are also able to, with the push of a button, learn basically anything about anyone at any time.  Wh...

March 8, 2016

Staying positive can sometimes be hard work.  We all face difficult days, stressful situations, deadlines and demanding workloads, and negative experiences.  In the face of everyay situations where everyone around you is stressed out, uptight, and negative, how in the...

February 24, 2016

It's easy to dismiss the power of positive thinking as something that motivational speakers have simply conjured up in an effort to bolster attendance at their seminars.  But, believe it or not, there is SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH which actually backs up the fact that both po...

June 1, 2015

 

 

Even the most inexperienced leader understands the power of praise and the impact that it can have on individuals and the team as a whole.  Praise is one of the most powerful training and motiviational tools leaders have!  When a team makes great gains or accomplishe...

May 29, 2015

 

 

A leadership style that is controlling creates a toxic, minimally productive workplace.  The danger of controlling leadership is that an enviroment of diminished trust, hindered communication, stifled initiative, divisiveness, and a climate of apprehension and ambigu...

May 20, 2015

Leadership assignments, though highly sought after, often result in failure.  In fact, according to recent data from @DDIWorld, 33% of leadership hires don't work out.  Regardless of whether the disconnect is in the hiring process or in the actualized abilities of the...

May 11, 2015

Any boss can say yes or no.  Leaders say, "Yes!"  Great leaders say "yes" more often.  Does that mean that to be a great leader you should say "yes" to everything?  NO!

 

To minimize the risk of sounding like I'm talking in circles, let...

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