Effective Communication in the Workplace

  A clear, effective communication skill is one of the best attributes a person can develop. It equips you to be successful professionally and personally.  By … [Read more...]

Effective Coaching in the Workplace

  As a leader of a group, a team or an organization you must remember to focus on the impact you have on the audience.  When you are coaching or evaluating your … [Read more...]

Business Meeting Itinerary and Change Management

Meetings can cost a lot of money if they are not productive.  If your manager has put you in charge of leading an upcoming meeting, ensure it goes well by using these … [Read more...]

Workplace Safety Topics for Skeptical Managers

culture of safety in manufacturing

When my brother-in-law started applying for jobs in our home town, everyone had advice and recommendations. “I know someone at the car factory!” “Don’t forget the … [Read more...]

Preserving Your Organizational Culture During Company Growth

preserving company culture

I’d been a dedicated customer of a local food company from the day they opened. Lily had started out as a small-scale gardener and baker, selling her vegetables and … [Read more...]

Turning Around a Corporate Culture of Complaints Before It Entirely Kills the Company

culture of sincere appreciation

My first work experience after graduation was in a departmental office at my university. In most ways, it was a pretty nice job. The pay and benefits were good, the work … [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...]

Training on Soft Skills Can Increase Productivity and Profitability

  We have found that working with teams and organizations on soft skills can be very valuable in improving team camaraderie as well as productivity and … [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...]

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...]