Thank You: Why These Are Two of the Most Powerful Words

Thank You: Why These Are Two of the Most Powerful Words

Google “gratitude in business” and you’ll wind up with thousands of results. And not just because it’s November – a month in which the topic is top of mind for Americans preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s because, as it turns out, gratitude is good...
4 Ways You Can Be a Better Leader

4 Ways You Can Be a Better Leader

Assuming the business acumen and operational knowledge foundation has been formed, the skills most critical to being an effective leader have to do with relating to people. This means turning your organization’s strategy into a story that inspires employees to...
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...
Build Trust by Staying Ahead of Visible Signs

Build Trust by Staying Ahead of Visible Signs

People notice visible signs before you “officially” tell them anything. These signs constitute anything out of the ordinary, everyday experience, including: Frequent closed-door meetings in an environment where doors are almost always open Unannounced visits by...
5 Keys to Success for New Leaders

5 Keys to Success for New Leaders

Taking on a new executive ‪leadership role can be challenging. Whether you’re new to the organization or the position, it’s important to build trusting relationships from the start. These five keys will help you engage your team and employees, and set the...