How To Be More Strategic

Operational excellence is necessary, but it is not sufficient to achieve superior and sustained long-term performance; operational excellence is the behavior of performing operational tasks and activities better than your competitors.  The reason pursuing operational excellence is not enough to sustain long-term results is that it creates an endless cycle of chasing competitors and emulating […]

What is Leadership Philosophy?

Leadership…a term that some believe is constantly evolving and is indefinable; also a word that thousands of books and podcasts are centered around. There are several opinions and definitions of leadership; some that contradict one another, others that are just fluffy reiterations of a previous definition or perspective. So how does one navigate the endless […]

Two Tips That Will Help Any Organizational Leader Right Now

There are countless books and resources on leadership, the startling amount of leadership help and management books tells me something: leading people is difficult and we still don’t have it figured out yet. You will not find all of the secrets to leadership in this article, but what I do hope you find are two simple […]

Why On-Boarding Matters

Did you know that only about 4% of new hires decide that they want to stay with your organization after the first day? 4%! On-boarding is often viewed as just another HR process that has to be completed where we throw policies and information at our new hires. Orientation requires coffee as we trudge through […]

3 Things to Know For Retaining Millennials

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How To Be Better at Follow Through

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Your Needs or Theirs? Why Vision Fails.

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.62″ background_position_1=”top_left” background_repeat_1=”no-repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.62″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Often I hear leaders and owners say, “my team needs to get bought into my vision”. I have to be honest with you, for a long time, I thought this was true and I believed that the […]