Why Your Employees Are Leaving

Employee retention is a hot topic in today’s economic climate. We know the time and expense training new employees is significant and a high turnover rate not only costs money, but directly impacts overall organizational productivity, continuity, and team morale. The reasons people jump ship varies somewhat between industries, but we know from studies that […]

The Myths Of Success and Employee Motivations

If we want to be a successful leader, or even just a successful person; we must take responsibility for our own success. There are without a doubt many well qualified people just waiting to get the lucky break they feel they deserve to “make it” in the world. What we know from real world experience, however, […]

6 Foundational Elements all (New) Supervisors Need to Know

Perhaps you were just promoted to your first supervisory role; or maybe you are a human resources professional in a company that finds itself struggling with new supervisors and managers who just don’t seem to grasp their roles as expected following their promotion. You might even be a long-time manager but seem to lack the […]

Avoid These 7 Leadership Traps

Experience in any field requires the passage of time to solidify a firm foundation of knowledge. But even great leaders can find themselves straying from best practices when they lose focus on long term goals and let themselves get caught up in a “get it done now” mindset. Here are 7 of the most common […]

5 Proven Ways To Increase Employee Engagement

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine De Saint-Exupery, French aristocrat, writer, and aviator. Great managers don’t try to control people. They build the environment that creates a desire […]

Improving Change Leadership With Self-Driving Cars and Vaccines

Self-driving cars are the vaccine that will significantly reduce your likelihood of injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident; even if you never set foot in one; and understanding why can help to improve your leadership team effectiveness Sound like a stretch?  You’ll have to keep reading to find out… Many people misunderstand […]

The Negative Fallout Of “Everyone’s A Winner” Mentality

While sitting at an event last week, I overheard a conversation with an individual who is now 4 weeks into her initial college journey. Her age puts her in the Millennials/ Gen Z range. While I was not actively engaged in the conversation or purposely trying to listen in, a few comments to her friend […]

The 6 Ways To Increase Your Influence

As a leader, influence is a key component of operating effectively in your role. Understanding what creates influence is a baseline requirement for properly using ethical persuasion as a tool to motivate employees effectively in a high performance environment. Knowing the key principles can also be a huge advantage when it comes time to market […]

Why You Hate Your Job

  It is an unfortunate reality for a large number of our current workforce: They are unexcited about going to work every day, they don’t care much for what they do, they feel unappreciated for the work they do accomplish, and they are usually always on the lookout for the something new or “better” to […]