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...]

Employee Retention by Building a Culture of Sincere Appreciation

culture of sincere appreciation

During college, I worked in a used bookstore close to campus. The pay was low. The hours were often inconvenient. And yet, we were dedicated to our jobs. The only time a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Create and Cultivate Great Culture to Secure High Performance

Company culture seems to be a widely circulated term, but one that few people clearly understand. Culture is the ‘good stuff” in an organization that makes … [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...]

Empowering Employees to Speak Up: Why Raleigh’s Red Hat Meritocracy Is Effective

empowering employees to speak up

It should have been an easy meeting. Management at all levels agreed on the path for the new initiative. It wasn’t really a time for discussion; it was a time to … [Read more...]

Are You Leading with Integrity and Passion?

Think back on your work career; try to remember those leaders or mentors that really stand out. What made you think of them? Why did they stand out? If you are … [Read more...]