Never Underestimate the Power of a Group

As leaders, voicing your ideas, problems, and concerns to a group of trusted peers offers perspectives you could not otherwise access. Belonging to a trusted peer group or a board of advisors opens up a variety of benefits.

3 Ways Great Leaders Handle Great Adversity

The most resilient, impressive leaders I know have found ways to be courageous in the face of great adversity; life challenges lift them up instead of knock them down.

Team Building Tips for Founders

Founding a successful startup is a task that can easily overwhelm—unless the entrepreneur has built an excellent support team. If you think you can go-it-alone, you are sadly mistaken.

The Power of a Good Checklist

Over the years, I have devised countless numbers of checklists to keep my staff running efficiently. What I have found is that effective checklists specify every task that must be accomplished without skipping any significant details.

8 Productivity-Boosting Tips for Prioritizing Your Work Day, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about four "productivity hacks" related to working smarter and approaching work in a more organized way—as well as embracing the strengths of technologies you use on the job. Here are four more pillars to productivity success.

What Rebranding an Organization Really Means

Rebranding has to be more than business as usual with different letterhead. Culture and brand have to align, and they have to start at the top. Rebranding is an opportunity to reinvent your company from the inside out.

What Companies Take Their Environmental Impact Seriously?

CARBON CONTROL™ takes a smart approach to the visibility issue by introducing a brand standard into the market. Like a USDA "ORGANIC" or "Fairtrade" certification, CARBON CONTROL™ distinguishes companies working to reduce carbon emissions by 3% each year.

Top 10 Trust Inhibitors

Trust. It's becoming a prevailing word in society. We know we need more, but where does one start? One important initial step is to identify some of the inhibitors. Check out this list and consider your team's greatest current challenges. How can you and your company or family break through them?

8 Productivity-Boosting Tips for Prioritizing Your Work Day, Part 1

If you feel stuck, you may be able to get more revved up and accomplish more by pursuing some strategies to boost productivity and work smarter, not harder. Here are some essential ways to prioritize work, in order to move forward and break out of a rut.

Money is Not Always the Best Motivator

For so many years, I have talked about the power of incentives to motivate staff—especially monetary ones. However, more and more research is showing incentives do not work in all cases and can sometimes even produce the opposite effect.

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