How to ensure your new employee has a great first day

How to ensure your new employee has a great first day

On-boarding a new team member shouldn't be left to chance. Make sure that it's a great experience that ensures they are glad they joined your team.

05/03/17

The future of work is today. Are you ready?

The future of work is today. Are you ready?

Look out! In workplaces across the globe, conventional wisdom is being thrown out the window. Everything around us seems to be in flux — from how we conduct ourselves to how we manage others. Here are six factors transforming the...

03/06/17

4 New Year's resolutions to help build your high-performing team

4 New Year's resolutions to help build your high-performing team

New Year's resolutions aren't just for your personal life, new year's resolutions can also transform your work life. Here are 4 new year's resolutions to build your high performing team.

01/24/17

4 critical questions for every professional relationship

4 critical questions for every professional relationship

Learn the four questions we ask ourselves consciously or subconsciously about our colleagues. Are you four yeses or for noes?

11/29/16

5 principles of effective feedback

5 principles of effective feedback

Nobody likes to give tough feedback, yet we will all need to do so at some point. Whether you are delivering good news or bad news here are five ways to ensure a successful conversation.

09/14/16

5 mistakes you can save your new managers from making

5 mistakes you can save your new managers from making

Moving from individual contributor to manager is a critical career transition for everyone. Don't leave it to chance and assume your new manager understands what is expected. The best leaders help their new managers successfully...

08/11/16

How to stay in the game when change is hard

How to stay in the game when change is hard

Both organizational change and personal change are hard. Unlearning old habits and relearning new ones requires resiliance and persistance.

07/22/16

Organizational change is hard but it doesn't have to be

Organizational change is hard but it doesn't have to be

Change is the one constant in all our lives, professional and personal. However while most of us know we should be doing, there is often a disconnect in what we actually choose to do, whether you are leading a major corporate change...

06/28/16

Investing in professional relationships delivers a real ROI

Investing in professional relationships delivers a real ROI

You can't be successful in business, or in life, unless you are successful in cultivating your professional relationships. Here are four guaranteed ways to damage your professional relationships.

05/19/16

Learning to let go and get out of the weeds

Learning to let go and get out of the weeds

We all struggle to let go at times, however learning to delegate, to allow others to decide how to complete a task is a critical skill that all of us need to pay attention to.

04/28/16

5 do's and don'ts for creating career allies.

5 do's and don'ts for creating career allies.

How many hours a week do you spend at work with your colleagues? 40? 50? 60? How many hours a week do you spend with family and friends? My guess is that, like many of the leaders I work with, you spend more time with your co-workers...

03/07/16

How to build a high-performing team when you work virtually

How to build a high-performing team when you work virtually

In today's hyperconnected and increasingly global workforce it is common to find teams who have never met in person. If you are part of a virtual team how can you build a sense of connection and relationships with your virtual team...

02/16/16

Don't let a fear of public speaking hold you back!

Don't let a fear of public speaking hold you back!

Giving presentations and communicating to groups of people, whether to your team, your company or at a conference, is a fact of life for most of us. Don't rely on the school of hard knocks, here's solid advice to avoid letting any...

02/04/16

Building a high-performing team starts with getting to know the individuals

Building a high-performing team starts with getting to know the individuals

Many teams focus time and effort on what needs to get done, the results that need to be delivered. Unfortunately, when the interpersonal relationships are not nurtured, a high-performing team tends to plateau and may fragment and...

12/08/15

Are you living in a corporate halloween nightmare?

Are you living in a corporate halloween nightmare?

Are you living the corporate equivalent of a halloween nightmare? This article provides 3 steps for changing your organization or team culture from a potential nightmare to one where people look forward to coming to work and where...

11/12/15

New job? 8 steps to successfully navigate the first 90 days

New job? 8 steps to successfully navigate the first 90 days

Moving to a new job, company or team are a fact of life for most of us. These are the milestone transitions in every career path. Don't take chances, make sure you successfully navigate your next change by following these steps.

11/10/15

In the war for talent, who are your rock stars?

In the war for talent, who are your rock stars?

Everyone is in the "war for talent" looking to attract and retain those “A” players, the rock stars. However, not all “A” players are winning the “Presidents Club” awards, working with your customers or in a high profile role. The...

10/08/15

Forget the 'elephant in the room' – instead beware the 'dinosaur in the park!'

Forget the 'elephant in the room' – instead beware the 'dinosaur in the park!'

We all know the metaphor of the ‘elephant in the room.' The issue we see, the discomfort we feel, but over time become used to living with. When did you last skirt an issue or ignore the elephant in the room? Unfortunately, unlike...

09/04/15

6 steps to great leadership

6 steps to great leadership

In my experience, soft skills are the "secret sauce" to effective leadership. However, when I talk to leaders in companies around the nation, those “soft skills” are often overlooked as a priority when organizations focus on the...

08/10/15

You're not just leading a digital revolution. You're also leading a people revolution!

You're not just leading a digital revolution. You're also leading a people revolution!

The role of the CIO/ CTO is undergoing a major shift. For many of my client organizations the CIO/CTO is at the heart of a digital transformation that's redefining how business gets done. What separates the average from the great...

08/10/15

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