January 31, 2023
Competition is Great – BUT Doesn’t Outperform Humanity
Football, soccer, basketball, etc. So much fun to watch and play. There’s an excitement in watching competition – whether it’s your child’s T-Ball game or a professional sport. The goal is clear: TO WIN. This is also true in non-team competitions like marathons, surfing, tennis matches, etc. As well as competing with others, you are competing with yourself to be the best you can be. Yes, competition is thrilling and there’s a euphoria when there’s a win. In all of these examples, there are losers. And that’s OK.
January 12, 2023
2023: A Time to Believe
Fast Company is looking for companies that are the Best Workplaces for Innovators (Best Workplace for Innovators). With the start of a new year, we’re wondering why every company isn’t trying to qualify.
Over the last few decades, we’ve seen many companies mission statements that proclaim high employee involvement and stress innovation as a core value. These are good intentions and expectations. But how often do we see them in action?
November 11, 2022
Relentless Forward Motion
Relentless Forward Motion
So much is happening in our world (pandemic, great resignation, recession, inflation, and the list goes on). Sometimes the feeling of uncertainty and constant change/challenge can be immobilizing. While these challenges may subside, there will always be something else on the horizon so we need the right mindset.
October 24, 2022
Divisive Leadership is Easy
If you’re in a position of power or influence, it’s easy to gain followers who agree with what you say. But what if someone doesn’t agree? In organizations where the leader is consciously or unconsciously addicted to power and largely motivated by self-interest, those who disagree find themselves outside of the inner circle. Although they probably don’t think of themselves as divisive, these leaders are not overly troubled by the disempowerment felt by those, not in the inner circle. And they are regularly lauded by those who are. Easy. But does it serve the organization as well as it serves its leader? (more…)
July 22, 2021
How Employees Shape Your Company’s Legacy
When thinking about an organization, the term ‘legacy’ often conjures up images of dedicated silver-haired leaders at the tail-end of their careers. However, a legacy is something that leaders and employees (no matter their age) can achieve through everyday patterns throughout their careers. In fact, your employees can start to form their own legacies from their very first day on the job.
June 17, 2021
Leadership Coaching over Leadership Training
In today’s current global business quagmire, we need leaders that are thoughtful risk-takers, people that are worth investing in. Having a team that can see through the clutter and work together to devise and follow the best business strategy will only equal success.
April 28, 2021
Inspiring Loyalty Through Doing The Right Thing
Everyone can agree on the importance of communication with customers during this past pandemic year. We’d like to highlight a company we feel has been outstanding in their relationship with customers while losing millions in revenue. To be transparent, we are long-time Delta loyalty flyers. And there’s a reason we will continue to book with Delta in the face of preferable schedules, lower fares or direct flights on other airlines.
March 29, 2021
How to Become a Better Leader
As Baby Boomers retire and Millennials become major contributors in the workforce, leaders must adapt. Successful leaders, more than ever before, will need to create a culture where employees feel respected and valued and where they can contribute their best work every day. Below, we share 5 ways leaders can take action to lead differently.
September 1, 2020
Six Elements to Include in Leadership Development Programs
Developing a strong leadership team is one of the most beneficial investments a company can make. A strong leadership team can drive innovation, create and foster a positive working environment, and mentor and motivate younger employees within the workforce. And, on top of this, a strong leadership team can also elevate an organization’s growth, up profitability, and increase ROI.