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It’s the Manager!
Jan. 2 2020
What is the single biggest factor in the long-term success of an organization or team? Although there are many factors that are important to a team’s success, there is one that rises to the top....
Passion: The Key to Success in the Workplace
Sept. 23 2019
There is a big problem we often face in today’s workforce, and it might not be what you think. Deloitte completed a large study and found that a full 88% of employees don’t have passion...
The Power of Positive Teams!
May 20 2019
All of us in leadership roles would like our teams to perform at a higher level over time, and positivity plays a large role in this. Recent research by Kim Cameron and his colleagues at the Uni
Culture: Driver of Success or Failure!
April 16 2019
Developing a positive culture for an organization or team is critical for our success. What is culture? Organization expert Richard Daft defines culture as, “The set of values, norms, guiding belief
Execution: The Missing Link to Success!
Feb. 22 2019
The ability to execute — to implement and carry out our plans — is the key ingredient in the recipe of success for us and our teams. The ability to execute well provides a competitive advantage...
Welcome Aboard! Top Tips to Helping New Employees Succeed
Dec. 27 2018
“Pay attention to your culture and your hires from the very beginning.” — Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn One of the most important keys to the succes
The Rise of the Millennials!
Sept. 12 2018
I am a card-carrying member of the Baby Boomer generation (defined as ages 54-72). Until fairly recently, Baby Boomers (i.e., Boomers) were the largest-sized generation in the history of our country
Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!
Aug. 24 2018
The motto “carpe diem” (seize the day) was first uttered by the Roman poet Horace more than 2,000 years ago. The motto still resonates in popular culture today
The Power of Positive Leadership
April 13 2018
Leadership experts like John Maxwell emphasize that the success of organizations and teams is heavily dependent on the quality of leadership. Research in recent years is demonstrating the most effecti
Sharpen the Saw, and Help Your Team (and You!) Reach Full Potential
Feb. 16 2018
To help you — and your team — achieve full potential, we must proactively and continually “sharpen the saw.” The concept of sharpening our saw is the pinnacle habit of Stephen...
Influence -- The Pathway to Positive Results!
Dec. 15 2017
Brendon Burchard is the highest paid motivation and marketing trainer in the world. He summarizes the key to success by stating, “What makes us successful over the long-term has a ton to do wi
The Power of Partnerships!
Sept. 18 2017
Want to be a more successful leader? Want your team to be even more successful? Then you and I need to tap into the power of business partnerships with others that can help. Steve Jobs was right
Why Stress About Stress? Keys to Managing Stress Well!
Aug. 11 2017
Stress is an inevitable part of work and life. How well we manage stress will significantly influence our personal success — and the success of our teams. To help us better understand and mana
Coaching: Our Tool to Help People Reach Their Full Potential
June 1 2017
One of the great privileges we have in leadership roles is the potential opportunity to help develop and grow the people we are trying to serve. One valuable tool we have is coaching. Ian Berry
The Three Rs Approach to Building Great Relationships
March 30 2017
Want to be a more effective manager? An important key to our leadership success is to develop great relationships with our team members and develop an environment where they are motivated to excel. Th
Grit – The Real Secret to Success
Feb. 21 2017
Do you want to be more successful? Then you need to get more grit. Years of research by Dr. Angela Duckworth shows that grit is a better predictor of long-term success than IQ or talent. Paul Wo
Goal Setting: Our Key to a Better Future
Dec. 23 2016
Do you want both you and your team to rise to new levels of achievement and success? Embracing goal setting may be the tool you need. Goal setting is the process of developing outcomes (goals) t
Qualities of Effective Leaders
Aug. 27 2016
“If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the person you want on the outside. People will want to follow you. And when that happens, you’ll be...
Your Team Can Soar!
June 30 2016
“We all leave a legacy. The only question is what kind of legacy will we leave — positive or negative?” —Wes Friesen Leading a team can be very challenging, but it can also be...
Conflict: A Potential Blessing in Disguise
Feb. 2 2016
“..We can work it out. Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friends.” John Lennon & Paul McCartney Conflict is an inevitable part of human relationships