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April 24, 2014

It’s Time to Change the Way We Change…

  This post was originally published on Collective Matters on March 19th, 2014. There is a common theme that we see in organizations today. Change.  Change […]
April 16, 2014

Leading Through Influence

  Organizations often find themselves on the hunt to “get better.”  The search for ways to reduce turnover, create stronger leaders, reach indicators, and increase morale […]
March 26, 2014

Five Steps to Make Sure Your Team Building Is Not Wasted Time

  We get a lot of requests to do team building.  Often, after initial conversations with the client, traditional “team building” is not what we end […]
March 19, 2014

Your Leadership Style May Just Be Bad Management

  We were working with a business not too long ago and during a discussion on how to help improve employee performance one of the managers […]
March 12, 2014

Leadership is Seasonless, But Spring Training Couldn’t Hurt

  My 9 year old son started a new season of baseball recently and like every year, the coach spent the first several practices focused only […]
March 4, 2014

Are Your Leaders Ready for Heavy Lifting? 5 Steps to a Stronger Bench

  We have all likely heard the term “bench-strength” and convinced ourselves that collecting a group of talented people who have potential to be the next […]
February 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Great Leaders Have Great Habits

  You’ve just been promoted. You are now officially a leader…at least that’s what they tell you. You’ve dreamed of leadership for a long time and […]
February 20, 2014

4 Key Ways to Become an Inspired and Engaged Employee

  Chances are you have seen and heard the vast amount of reports and research indicating that employee engagement is a critical component of retention, productivity, […]
February 18, 2014

Commitment: Carrots and Sticks Not Required

  So it happens three weeks in a row. You tell your team to submit their weekly report to you by Friday at 5pm and it […]
February 13, 2014

Three Leadership Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

  Are your perceptions as a manager causing your team to fall short?  Mine did, and recognizing that my own perceptions were hindering my ability to lead my […]