• Sep 09
    2021
    No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. To make matters worse, whether you are a corporate CEO or President of the United States, having to deliver bad news leaves you wide open for major scrutiny. One has only to look at the barrage of criticism heaped on officials for their handling of product recalls, current events such as the global pandemic or foreign affairs to understand that ...
  • Mar 23
    2021
    Have you ever found yourself in a meeting discussing different strategies or maybe on a project team with a deadline fast approaching? Tensions may be building with people arguing over the best course of action to take or direction to go. As the temperature in the room quickly rises, everyone seems to be passionately advocating for their ideas. Each feels their position is the best, so they dig in their ...
  • Nov 23
    2020
    With the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaching, many people reflect on what they are thankful for. However, reflecting on what you are grateful for but not sharing that gratitude with the one who provided it, is a wasted opportunity to brighten someone’s day. William Arthur Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Sharing gratitude is similar to providing feedback to ...
  • May 27
    2020
    We reached out to our audience this month and asked them, “What virtual meeting tips have you found particularly helpful over the last few months if you’ve switched to a remote work environment as a result of COVID?” We received an overwhelming response and we are excited to share so everyone can learn from one another’s personal experiences. As you can imagine, there was quite a bit of overlap with ...
  • Jan 28
    2020
    A traditional mindset might have you believing that you need a fancy title to be considered a leader in your company. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A plaque on a door or a corner office does not automatically make you a leader: actions and mindset do. Whether you want to move up the corporate ladder to achieve that official title or just want to show what kind of ...
  • Sep 26
    2019
    With organized sports having played such a big part of my formative years, I am always fascinated by the parallels between success in sports and in the workplace. For me, a skill that has always been critically important in both is the ability to communicate. Over the first few weeks of the NFL season, I have read several articles driving home the importance of communication for athletes. For example, radio ...
  • Jul 31
    2019
    Presenting can be a challenging thing to do in front of any audience, but it is an especially stressful task when it is in front of your manager, CEO, or company leaders. Whether you have a great new idea to pitch or need to give a presentation about a recent project, presenting to your manager requires you to approach things with a slightly different set of skills when compared to ...
  • May 16
    2019
    Take away the zombie ice men, giant dragons and sword fights, and Game of Thrones really isn’t that different from your normal working office. Every manager fights for their little fiefdom, battling real and perceived threats in ways that would make Machiavelli or Sun Tzu proud. So as the curtain falls on GOT we take a look at the main characters through the lens of the modern workforce. JON SNOW ...