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Why Empowering Employees is an Important Facet of Leadership

For decades, in Corporate America, employees were considered to be subordinate to management and there was rarely any push-back with regard to who led and who followed. Thankfully, times have changed. Managers have, for the most part, now discovered how much more successful a business can be when they encourage and cultivate the creativity, perceptions, Read More >

Reversing Corporate Conflict Avoidance in 2 Steps

Executives and leaders have a responsibility to create an environment where all of their employees work together toward a common goal. This, when done right, will enable the company to bring in enough revenue to keep everyone employed and to grow the business. But after working with several hundred senior executives and business owners, I’ve Read More >

The Science of Employee Motivation

Contrary to popular belief, employee incentives have limited positive effect on performance of employees or executives. According to Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton in their must-read book, Hard Facts, Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management, “individual incentives and highly differentiated reward and recognition distributions make more sense when performance can be objectively assessed Read More >

How to Create a Collaborative Approach to Work

As an executive, it’s your job to make sure that the team or your employees meet deadlines, provide deliverables, and continue to progress on the goals of the company. To accomplish all of these goals, it may seem like you need to know exactly what’s going on all the time. But micromanagement and overbearing leadership Read More >

Acquisition & Integration: When Two Companies Become One

While the sale and acquisition of your company can be beneficial in many ways, there is no doubt that employees are often the hardest hit by any company merging. Depending on the values of the company that acquires yours (or that your company acquires), there may be different cultures, dynamics, and even infrastructure. To make Read More >

Creating a Work Culture That Attracts Diversity

Every organization, at one time or another, will struggle with fixing age-old problems that just seem to be a continual roadblock. From budget shortages, IT issues, to missed project deadlines, there’s always something. And, unfortunately, your team just can’t seem to fix them. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The definition of insanity is trying the Read More >

Building Creativity into Your Organization

Leaders and executives, whether in startups or established companies, are expected to be pioneers of new ideas and solutions. But when you’re just one person in a larger team or massive company, being the sole source of new ideas can prove to be exhausting (and not very fruitful). To reduce the burden on leaders, generate Read More >

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