Effective Communication and Better Listening Skills

Effective Listening Is Critical

When most people think of communication, they think about talking and passing along information, advice or opinions.  Effective communication also involves actively … [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...]

Employee Retention by Building a Culture of Sincere Appreciation

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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...]

Continually Improve Your Leadership Capabilities

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  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

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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?

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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...]

How to Make Your Company More Innovative: What Proctor & Gamble Teaches Us About Company Culture

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Your company has a problem. You used to be small and innovative, but lately you’ve gotten too big. It used to be easy to implement big and exciting new changes to … [Read more...]

Giving Back: How Servant Leadership in Your Community Can Increase Your Talent Pool

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Mike was the third-generation owner of a manufacturing facility located in rural North Carolina. He loved his town and the local culture, and he was proud to maintain a … [Read more...]

How to Increase Employee Engagement in the Workplace

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We recently encountered a client with a problem. They wanted to build their business with an engaged, cooperative workforce—a common goal of so many of our clients. … [Read more...]

Use the Kolbe Index to Find the Best Work Styles for Your Millennial Employees

You may think your millennial employees require a unique leadership style, but the truth is, all employees want to be treated like individuals. Image source: Unsplash

  Millennials make up a big portion of our workforce. The most recent Pew Research survey states that they make up the largest portion of our workforce. This … [Read more...]