• 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 ...
  • May 13
    2019
    It may appear as though your company is running nicely, projects are being completed, and revenue is steady, but you could be missing one very important aspect of a healthy work environment: effective communication. Although a company's employees may be following leadership’s direction and doing what is asked of them, it does not mean that a working environment exists that fosters enjoyable productivity – nor that the company is communicating ...
  • Apr 04
    2019
    Taking on a leadership role can prove to be a complex and demanding challenge, as there will be people looking to you as the go-to person for guidance, wisdom, results, and complaints. Researchers have spent countless hours and years studying leadership to figure out what exactly differentiates a good leader from a great one, and what exactly makes a leader truly effective in his or her job. The following four ...
  • Feb 06
    2019
    How exactly does someone get labeled as a leader? Some companies have leadership development programs or place a special emphasis on identifying the future leaders of the organization, while others allow the natural leaders to make themselves present. Regardless of how they are identified, all successful leaders make their abilities known through their communication skills and share the following five communication characteristics. A Compelling Presence – When a true leader ...
  • Aug 08
    2018
    Leaders of the modern business world are failing to build a sense of trust and loyalty with their employees. Nearly one-third of employees say that they do not trust their company’s management nor do they feel empowered in their current position, but it does not have to be this way. Managers and leaders who exemplify great leadership traits not only foster a sense of trust with their employees, but also ...
  • Jan 30
    2018
    Would you like to advance at your current company and eventually fill a leadership position? If yes, then be sure to work on these four essential traits: Make a dedicated commitment to professional (and personal) development. – It may seem like a daunting task, but try to ask for work that’s challenging or takes you outside of your comfort zone. This will not only show existing leaders that you are ...
  • Jan 11
    2018
    The existing leadership team at your company is not a permanent fixture. With the average tenure of an executive director lasting approximately three to five years and a CEO between seven and eight years, it is important that potential leaders are recognized and developed before they are expected to fill managerial shoes. If you don’t start preparing and developing their skillsets now, your business could be negatively impacted in the ...
  • Jan 03
    2018
    It's 2018 and it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions for the year. Although many commit to picking up a new hobby or working on their fitness, have you considered resolving to become a better employee? No matter your industry, making the effort to improve yourself as an employee can help make you an indispensable part of your company. To help you stick to your resolution, I have put ...