Poor Communication Skills in the Workplace is Costly

Poor Communication costs you, both professionally and personally. One source estimates employee misunderstandings cost organizations $37 billion per year.  … [Read more...]

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...]

Leadership Coaching for Change Management

What do college athletes, Olympic gold medalists and smart business leaders have in common?  They rely on coaches to help them reach their greatest potential and teach … [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...]

Change Management Process for New Managers

wooing key employees

When my friend John moved downstate to take a new position, he was nervous. He was coming into a totally unfamiliar organization as a manager. Most of the people he would … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]