Take Time to Assess the Quality of Your Business Meetings

  Meetings can be a powerful tool for your business. If poorly run however, they can be a tremendous waste of time and energy and actually cause more harm than … [Read more...]

Deftly Dealing with Criticism and Activism Toward Your Company in a New Community

dealing with activism and criticism in a new community

I used to live in a small town with a fairly depressed economy. Over the previous two decades, they’d lost the farm machinery plant, the appliance plant, and the … [Read more...]

Relying on a Personality Test in the Executive Hiring Process Is Like Following Your GPS Off a Bridge

personality tests in executive hiring process

I’ve been a customer of the same local farm and orchard for nearly 20 years. I go to Gatwood’s for the excellent produce, the great prices, and the incredible donuts. … [Read more...]

Spotting and Hiring an Employee for Team Fit Is About Looking Beyond Personality

hiring for team fit

My friend Liz was worried about the future of her workplace. She was on the Quality Management Team at Gaskets, Inc. (not its real name), and the CEO wanted to expand the … [Read more...]

Google and Yale Study Shows Experientially Diverse Teams Yield Productive Chaos

hiring for team fit

When we think of efficiency, we tend to picture something mechanical like a train--a well-tuned system that chugs along, each part working in unison, creating a beast of … [Read more...]

Dean Smith Shows Why Inclusive Leadership of Diverse Teams Fosters Creativity and Flexibility

wooing key employees

Dean Smith began his long and historic coaching career at the University of North Carolina in 1961, at the tender age of 30, but already with a long history of compassion … [Read more...]

Introverts in Your Logistics Team: How to Improve Teamship and Communication Skills

culture of sincere appreciation

A local logistics company had hired a great team of very qualified drivers, engineers, and managers, but they had a problem, and that problem’s name was Dave. Dave was … [Read more...]

How Helping Employees Maintain a Work-Life Balance Can Strengthen Teams Within Your Company

helping employees maintain a work-life balance

WellStar Health System in Atlanta, Georgia is a great place to work. And it’s not just the not-for-profit health group’s 14,000 employees who think so. For two years … [Read more...]

Cognitive Flexibility in Leadership Can Make Any NC Business As Nimble As a Small Business

cognitive flexibility in leadership

It was 4th down on the two-yard line, early in the first quarter of a September 2013 game between the struggling Carolina Panthers and the go-nowhere Giants. The choice … [Read more...]

Continually Improve Your Leadership Capabilities

  As a leader you must continually build your techniques, capabilities and habits. You need to be able to evaluate honestly where you are, what strengths you have … [Read more...]