What We Need To Succeed

Written by: During the course of my life, as we have studied successful people in all positions, industries and organization sizes, we have noticed certain commonalities … [Read more...]

Effective Communication and Better Listening Skills

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

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...]

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...]

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

culture of sincere appreciation

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

servant leadership

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

hiring for team fit

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...]