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July 30, 2014

6 Ways to Engage Your New Hire on Their First Day

  Starting a new job is a challenge.  As a new hire, there are so many questions and unknowns that it can add extra stress to […]
July 23, 2014

How to Motivate Others

  In almost every workshop, consulting engagement, or coaching interaction, I get some form of the question “how do I motivate others?”  Leaders and managers want […]
July 16, 2014

4 Tips for Increased Employee Engagement

  Google the term ‘employee engagement’ and over 15 million results appear in under .3 seconds.  There are an abundance of reports, polls, blogs, articles, and […]
July 9, 2014

How to Build Influence As A Leader

  Authority versus influence is a topic much discussed in the world of leadership and management. We have written frequently about the importance and benefits of […]
July 2, 2014

4 Reasons Not to Coach a Business Like a Sport

  It’s a pretty common occurrence for leaders and managers to compare themselves to sports coaches.  I often hear people describe great leadership by referencing a […]
June 25, 2014

3 Ways to Measure Leadership Success

  I started 4th Gear Consulting back in 2009 because I thought we needed more leaders.  As I’ve worked with executives, business owners, teams and companies […]
June 18, 2014

Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

  A while back my wife mentioned that we needed a new kitchen faucet.  The one we had was about 15 years old, leaked on occasion […]
June 4, 2014

4 Reasons You Need a Coach

  Whether you are a newly promoted manager or a seasoned leader, a good coach can take you from where you are today, to where you […]
May 21, 2014

The Top 5 Benefits of a Committed Team

  Recently I wrote about two types of organizations- compliant and committed.  I explored the different attempts businesses make to get their company to reach new […]
May 14, 2014

Why Good Leadership Matters in Business

  I was having a conversation recently with a business executive about why good management and leadership matters in business.  It sounds self explanatory, and no […]