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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Choosing Project Team Members: The Five Employees You Need on Every Team

hiring for team fit

Kaitlyn’s company had a big contract coming up and she wanted to put the perfect team together to finish the job. As a very involved CEO, her first step seemed obvious. … [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...]

Investing in the Future: Raleigh Bankers Attract Future Leaders Through Community Involvement

Every industry needs new faces and fresh ideas to stay relevant. For showy new industries like the startups of Silicon Valley, it’s easy to seduce brilliantly talented … [Read more...]

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

  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...]