How Leaders Create Buy-In, Accountability, and a High Performing Work Environment

Change is never easy, but it is necessary. As a leader, you are accountable for making change happen. If leaders want their people to buy-in...

Something for Nothing

Make sure your employees understand how they can affect the overall business picture. Expect them to think like an owner, and act like an owner. Give them an opportunity to use good judgement—you will be surprised by how well they do.

6 Elements for a Smashing Company Holiday Party

With the holidays fast approaching, many companies are considering throwing holiday parties. Christmas and New Year parties are common, but those who think outside...

Leadership Toolbox: The Power of Parables as a Leadership Tool

Parable: Defined as a short simple story intended to illustrate a moral or religious lesson. These stories have been passed down from generation to generation through...

What is Company Culture & Why Does It Matter?

“Since 1998 the 100 Best Companies have outperformed the S&P 500 index by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1,” according to a...

6 Tips for Creating a Professional Work Environment

It's no surprise that an employee's attitude can make a huge difference on his or her work. As a manager and leader, you should strive for a positive work environment while helping your employees develop into essential components of the overall team.

Leadership Skills: How to Provide Corrective Direction

When discussing the “How to’s” of building an engaged culture, we hear lots of talk about “reinforcing the positive” and “catching people doing things...

The Definitive Guide to Your Core Values

Life is so much easier without having to think about the implications of every little decision we make. However, though ignoring your core values may make life easier in the short term, this can create huge long-standing consequences.

Building a Culture of Growth

A culture that encourages and rewards growth can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you build an organization, the right emphases and values can be a strong factor for growth. It requires every member of the team, from top to bottom, to buy into the right principles and beliefs.

How to Identify the Most Dangerous Person in Your Company

If you’ve read this column for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I tell people that intelligence is...

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