Mastering the Art of Feedback: How to Give Constructive Criticism building trust communication constructive criticism employee feedback productivity May 05, 2023

Feedback is an essential part of a well-functioning business because it is important to check in on how things are going and make adjustments accordingly. Not only should you learn how to receive feedback within your business, you should also make it a point to hone your skills for giving...

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How Do You Hire the Right People? company culture employee feedback hiring recruiting May 01, 2023

Hiring the right people saves you time, money, and energy. The process starts with you and your recruitment efforts. Don’t rush into hiring a candidate because you need the job filled because it won’t benefit you in the long run if you are not hiring a suitable candidate. To be sure...

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Clarity Over Certainty business acumen business success organizational planning May 01, 2023

How many times have you explained what you want from your team only to end up with the wrong result? If you are like most people, you have an image in your head of what is supposed to happen in your organization. It has to go beyond the image, though. You will need to serve a specific...

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Innovation and Differentiation growth and development improvement innovation Apr 20, 2023

Innovate: “to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.” 

 

We push this idea of innovation onto leaders, corporations, civilians, and the like. To be successful means to be innovative, even transformative. We are...

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Decisions Matter — 3 Decision Models business acumen business strategy decision making research and development Mar 09, 2023

Ultimately, the evaluation of any leader will be based on the manner in which they make decisions. When future generations look back at business wins and losses, they will study how a leader got to the decisions they made, how they processed information, and whether or not the decision yielded...

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The Journey. One of the things that has inspired me… personal development personal growth seeking the journey the journey within Mar 07, 2023

One of the things that has inspired me over the years is the idea of knowing just a little bit more, the journey to greater knowledge. I have wanted to know more about leadership, more about finances, more about entrepreneurship, more about the industries I serve, just more. I remember the words...

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The Talent Wars talent acquisition talent management talent mapping talent war Mar 01, 2023

Being in a war for the right talent for your team is not a new thing. We have been fighting to attract and keep the best people since the beginning of time. I would imagine the original troglodytes (cavemen) were arguing over who was going to get the best hunters, gatherers, and leaders in their...

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But Where Do I Aim? coaching coaching and consulting employee coaching goals leadership Feb 16, 2023

One of the struggles employees are facing in today’s market is that of having a target to shoot for in success. We bring on new employees, take them through the paperwork, teach them to do a job, and then hope for the best. It has been my experience that hope is a pretty lousy strategy. We...

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Well, that didn’t work; let’s do it again! great leaders invest in your team leadership development management and leadership Feb 15, 2023

Einstein once defined sanity as, “doing the same thing over and over again, but anticipating different results.” And yet, we tend to do that as humans. We feel bad eating a certain way, but we keep doing it because it tastes good. We create turnover in our businesses by not investing...

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If You Can’t Read The Scoreboard… business strategy metrics success successful entrepreneurs Feb 14, 2023

Years ago, I heard a guy from Canada speak about what it would be like to watch a sports event with no scoreboard present. He talked about how confusing it would be for the coaches and players as they took the field and realized that they couldn’t see who was winning by looking to either...

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The Monomyth: A Blueprint for Crafting Compelling Business Stories business monomyth storytelling Feb 06, 2023

The monomyth, also known as the hero’s journey, is a classic narrative structure that has been used to tell stories for thousands of years. It has been applied to various forms of storytelling, including books, movies, and even video games, and is now gaining popularity in the business...

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Leadership Matters (A Reminder) culture jodyholland leadership positive culture strong leadership Jan 29, 2023

Leadership sets the tone for a team and determines whether or not they have clear outcomes. A great leader inspires their people to pursue a common goal while living into a set of core values, key habits, and respectful practices. While there are lots of people who are put in charge, many of them...

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