Your Story Matters engagement leadership storyframe storytelling for business Jan 12, 2023

Over the past couple of decades, I have encouraged leaders to share the stories behind their entrepreneurial journeys. Some have been reluctant, stating it made them sound self-absorbed. Others have been excited, hoping to inspire stronger engagement from their people. Those who have embraced the...

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The 8 Stages of Man 8 stages of man erik erikson personal growth psychology Jan 08, 2023

I have always been fascinated with how we evolve and become the versions of ourselves that we present to the world. One of the great thinkers I have studied for this is Erik Erikson. Erikson was a psychoanalyst and developmental psychologist who is best known for his theory of the eight stages of...

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5 Workplace Trends Leaders Need To Focus On employee engagement employee motivation employee performance leadership Jan 07, 2023

I remember that Monday very clearly. I was sitting in a room filled with Gen Xers who had all started working for the same organization. An older gentleman, likely at the start of the Baby Boomer generation, stood in front of us and said, “You people scare me. You scare me because you are...

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Employee Engagement employee engagement employee motivation employee performance leadership Jan 04, 2023

Employee engagement refers to the extent to which employees feel invested in their work and committed to their organization. Research has shown that engaged employees are more likely to be productive, stay with the company longer, and have positive attitudes toward their work. Some factors that...

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Crafting Your Mission company culture leadership mission statement true north Jan 03, 2023

A mission statement is a statement of the purpose of a company, organization, or individual. It provides a clear, concise, and inspiring direction for an entity and serves as a guide for decision-making and action. A well-crafted mission statement can be a powerful tool for aligning and inspiring...

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How To Become A Great Leader in 2023 employer of choice leadership development leadership skills personal growth Jan 02, 2023

Being a great leader requires a combination of skills, experience, and personal qualities. While some people are naturally more inclined to leadership, anyone can learn how to become a great leader with the right attitude and approach. Here are some tips on how to develop your leadership skills:

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Creating More Leaders employee engagement engagement leadership self improvement self-awareness Dec 29, 2022

We have to start with the premise that the main role of a leader is to create more leaders, not to gather followers. I have wondered what a difference this would make with organizations if they shifted their mindset away from trying to “make” people do what they are supposed to. The...

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Techniques For High Achievement business strategy coaching and consulting high achievement strategy training and development Dec 28, 2022

I sat down with a new business owner a few years back to help him overcome some struggles and succeed. I had never worked with this guy before but had helped hundreds of other business owners, so I imagined we could make something happen. We will call him, John (not his actual name).

“Hey...

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3 Leadership Communication Changes for 2023 engagement generation z leadership performance management retention Dec 27, 2022

3 Key changes are coming in 2023 for leaders. I was working with several of my clients in this last quarter and really digging in to analyze what is and isn’t working for them. One particular client, we’ll call them Awesome Company A, or ACA for short, had tremendous success pre-Covid...

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Is That Really Who I Chose To Be? reality self actualization self improvement self-awareness Dec 19, 2022

The theory of reality states that what is real isn’t what you hope for, nor is it what you perceive. What is real is what is measurable and tangible. I say this because it is important to remember that we often perceive ourselves differently than how others will perceive us. We often...

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Tips for Being You face your fears just be yourself lead yourself momentum Dec 18, 2022

Another speaker I listened to this past week talked about his struggle to overcome a stutter. When he was a kid, he suffered from severe anxiety because of the stutter. This anxiety carried over into his adulthood as well. He told about how he spent an entire year as a young adult pretending to...

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Where You Get Your Advice advice business success personal growth Dec 15, 2022

I listened to a speaker this week who was giving advice from Texas. One piece of advice I found to be really relevant was being cautious about where we get our advice. The piece of Texas wisdom was, “Never take advice from a naked man offering you his shirt.” Though it was intended to...

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