How to Intentionally Build Trust

You’ve probably gone to great lengths to surround yourself with honest people. They don’t lie, cheat, or steal. But trust involves much more than honesty. More frequently in the typical workplace, trust means consistency. Do you trust Kate to finish the project on time and within budget as she promised? Do you trust Carlos to build a cohesive team or will he be a divisive force in the department? Will Najma have your back when the executive team blames you for all the problems?… Read More»

Leading the Change We Wish To See

Businesses are among the most powerful entities in the modern world. The largest have greater wealth and influence than many governments. Even small businesses and entrepreneurs regularly reach a global audience. Leaders of businesses have become, by default, leaders of society. This creates an opportunity, even a responsibility, to lead in a way that shapes not just a better business but a better society, the sort of world we all want to live in…. Read More»

Are You Spending Too Much Time In The Office?

In our business lives we’re continuously bombarded with two conflicting messages: in order to be happily successful you must achieve a healthy work-life balance and, if you want to achieve the best promotion you need to out-perform your colleagues. As a result, there is often a seen divide in office culture, as some people realize they spend too much time working and make a change, while others continue to immerse themselves in their work, feeling that working longer days is a virtuous thing to do. … Read More»

How to turn Online Interactions into Personal Business Relationships

Many business leaders are looking to bring more of the “human touch” to our social media lives and online interactions. Even if your business has amassed a large following on Twitter or LinkedIn, it’s important to figure out how to take the next step of converting these online fans and “friends” into actual personal business relationships. Here are a few ideas for how companies can get more “real-life” relationships (and sales) out of their online activity…. Read More»

6 Ideas for Creating a Culture of Transparency

A healthy, transparent company culture positively impacts retaining and onboarding new hires into their roles, too. When new hires learn they can trust whom they work with early on, they acclimate more quickly. Here are a few ongoing training and communication opportunities that can help you promote transparency and align goals within your organization…… Read More»

Transactional or Transformational – Which Leadership Style is Best?

In a report by SIMAD University, researchers identified two different leadership styles – transformational and transactional. According to the report, transformational leadership is ‘the ability to motivate and to encourage intellectual stimulation through inspiration.’ Transformational leaders aim to lead by example, encouraging employees to follow a set of values rather than a rulebook. Transactional leadership, on […] Read moreRead More»

Fostering Success in the Workplace

Your employees not only want to succeed, they need to feel successful.

Contrary to the premise behind many traditional management approaches, people want to contribute – we all have a basic need to be productive and succeed. Your job as a leader is not to coerce your people to get the work done; rather it is to create an environment that supports their success…. Read More»

5 Proven Ways on How to Lead in the Fast Lane

People have a hard time assessing the true impact of exponential versus linear change. It explains why most organizations, governments and leaders face huge difficulties adjusting to the increasing speed, not knowing how to adapt to ever more new and unforeseen events. Here are 5 proven ways on how to lead in the fast lane…. Read More»

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