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Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Culture, Engagement, Featured, Leadership | 1 comment

How Leaders Reinforce the Human Side of Turnaround Management

Leading a small business, nonprofit, sports team, or busy corporation through a turnaround is part of the job for owners, executive directors, and CEOs today. Troubled business models are either failing stubbornly or being bought out by fresh-faced entrepreneurs armed with modern metrics and a better operational strategy.

Workplace pitfalls and land mines abound if your core strategy is not communicated honestly and completely from the outset to the entire team. Malalignment of job execution, product ROI and service ROE are the genesis of most fiscal failures.

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Business, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Social Media | 2 comments

Your Social Role in the Shifting Relationship Economy

Even with the technology to support two-way communication and discussions on the relationship economy we still observe many companies and entrepreneurs who are using the outdated mode of one-way communication called broadcasting. For example, how many have seen on social media channels a robotic, automated approach to sharing information?

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Business, Engagement, Featured | 5 comments

Leadership Styles From Around The World

Leadership is an ever-changing concept, and the way in which people practice leadership style varies greatly from culture to culture. From autocratic management to egalitarian practice, from the traditional Asian ‘ringi-sho consensus’ to the Scandinavian ‘Primus Inter Pares’ this infographic explores the overriding philosophies that dictate leadership styles across the globe.

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Engagement, Featured, Leadership | 0 comments

3 Surprising Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance

I’ve spent the last couple of years researching the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change or people I call Wave Makers. Interestingly, some of the very behaviors and habits that derail a change are those we associate with being a strong leader.

Let’s look at three familiar ways you can unknowingly develop change resistance within your team when

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Culture, Engagement, Featured, Strategy | 0 comments

6 Ways to Make Creativity Part of Your Company Culture

The inaugural Creative Jobs Report found employees are desperate for more creative outlets. According to the study, 55 percent of employees would cut their traditional career for a more creative self-employed role. Additionally, lack of creativity in their current role has already driven 36 percent of employees to dream of more innovative roles — at other companies.

Considering employee turnover can cost upwards of 50 to 60 percent of an employee’s annual salary, implementing a more creative company culture can actually save your bottom line.

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