Drivers of Sustainable Workplace Engagement

Drivers of Sustainable Workplace Engagement

Companies that rank high for employee engagement are more profitable, more productive, have better customer ratings and fewer safety incidents (Gallup). Here are five tips to help fire up employees engagement. Before you take any of these steps, consider this a...
Setting the Stage for a Successful CEO Transition

Setting the Stage for a Successful CEO Transition

After a failed first attempt, #Starbucks #CEO Howard Schultz’s second departure announcement went much smoother. In a post for The CEO Magazine blog, I share why effective communication during a transition means more confidence from your stakeholders. Here’s a...
3 Practices of Successful Change Initiatives

3 Practices of Successful Change Initiatives

Reorganizations? Transformations? Is your company planning change in 2017? In the latest issue of AMA Quarterly, I share tips on how to make change easier and more successful for all parties involved. Here’s a preview. (You can read the full article here on...
Crisis Response Guiding Principles

Crisis Response Guiding Principles

When crisis strikes, leadership turns to Legal, Communication and Human Resources professionals for guidance. Invest time now in planning how you manage a crisis. You hope you never need the plan, but if you do, it’s too late to initiate the process once something...
5 Ways to Build a Culture of Engagement

5 Ways to Build a Culture of Engagement

A Gallup Business Journal article states that “only about one-third of U.S. workers are engaged at work and just 13% of employees worldwide are engaged.” That’s a problem – especially since engagement has a direct effect on business results. Compared to their less...
4 Tips to Engage Hearts and Minds

4 Tips to Engage Hearts and Minds

Superior leaders lead through effective communication. The “secret sauce” is engaging hearts and minds to inspire action. Did you know that many of the so-called “rational” decisions we make – and the way we behave – are governed by our emotions, and that our emotions...
6 Activities that Influence Change Success

6 Activities that Influence Change Success

Organizations with highly effective ‪communication and ‪change management practices are more than twice as likely to significantly outperform their peers. Here are six activities that influence overall change success. Leading Put together the right team for your...
WBENC 2016 Conference Highlights

WBENC 2016 Conference Highlights

Here are our favorite magical moments from the 2016 WBENC National Conference and Business Fair: http://bit.ly/28VDzbn. Thanks to all for your inspiration. The largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S., this event is attended by...
Get Comfortable with the Unknown

Get Comfortable with the Unknown

As a leader, you may not have all the answers. That’s okay. Leadership is about building a vision, informing employees and simplifying so people know what to do. Leaders create clarity out of ambiguity, simplify the complex, convert challenges into opportunities, and...
When It’s Time for a New Direction…

When It’s Time for a New Direction…

It takes courage to move your business in a new direction, and change can be difficult. Change is also an opportunity for great success — individually, as a team and as an organization. Here’s what else you need to change direction. For more information on...