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...

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 29, 2016

In a recent article by Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., in Psychology Today,  researchers published findings that "each additional happy friend increases your probability of being happy by about 9 percent."  Wow!  Compare that to the statistics showing that an increas...

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 29, 2015

Your leadership style plays a big role in how you communicate. Authoritative, commanding and pace-setting leadership styles, as defined by Daniel Goleman, are much less likely to communicate as much information with their team as democratic, affiliative or pace-setting...

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...

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