Effective Business Meetings Equal 37 Billion Dollars per Year

And that dollar figure only applies to the United States! While meetings are a necessary activity, at times you may be sitting there wondering when it will be over, if … [Read more...]

The Rule of 44 For Hiring “A” Players

We believe that hiring “A” players is the most important job within an organization and it can be one of the biggest challenges. To get and keep your top performers, … [Read more...]

Are You Carrying a Lazy Man’s Load?

  In the day to day operation of a business, at times you may find that there are tasks that need to be done that aren’t complicated but they are necessary. You … [Read more...]

North Carolina Businesses Can Build Buzz and Gain a Strategic Advantage with Foreign Investments

  When you take a look at the front page of the business news in North Carolina, you’ll probably see a common theme. Despite the fact that the state is … [Read more...]

Communicate More Effectively With Your Team By Following “The Platinum Rule”

The Golden Rule is something I hear about quite often: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I grew up with that rule, but over the years, it has … [Read more...]

Emerging Business Trends For 2016

At this time of year we look at the trends emerging for next year and for a few years to come. Here are a few of our observations: We have seen that teams, … [Read more...]

Be a Leader for Change with Transformational Strategies in a Globalized Marketplace

Companies in today’s business environment need to be adaptable. At any given time, a new market and new opportunity can open up, which can make an organization need to … [Read more...]

Three Companies that Used Adversity to Turn Business Around

Sometimes your best partner is your competitor. If you’re in a competitive industry that’s facing an economic downturn, partnering with another company in trouble … [Read more...]

Mind the Gap: How Conation Gaps Can Cause Stress and Disengagement, and What to Do About It

Stress and disengagement can be killers of employee satisfaction and productivity - and conative misalignment could be the cause | Image Attrib.: Flickr user bottled_void

Brace yourself for a troubling statistic: a recent Gallup poll found that only 35 percent of employees are engaged in their work. What’s worse, research shows that when … [Read more...]

The Difference between Consultants and Guides

In this week's video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the difference between consultants and guides. Let’s start with the definition of consultants:  … [Read more...]