3 Reasons Why Employees Hide Things [Infographic]

The foundation of efficient management in your workplace relies on strong communication. The problem with the age old saying “no news is good news” is that it’s based off assuming nothing is wrong. As a manager you should never assume everything is running smoothly, due to a lack of new information coming your way. The…

Lead Better Today: Tribes Book Review

Tribes We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. If you’ve ever checked out Seth Godin’s blog, you know his stimulating and direct blend of writing. He continues with this style in Tribes – where he explains how real world leaders are able to initiate…

10 Ways to Manage Better Right Now

Overcoming personal obstacles will always be a common theme in any management position. Your problem solving skills will be pushed to their limits when dealing with management challenges and fast-paced situations on a daily basis. So when all these balls are thrown your way at once, don’t let you prevent yourself from catching them. You…

How To Change Company Culture

When you were in college you selected your major and area of concentration – to better prepare yourself for your future career. Maybe you had the opportunity to go to business school and further your education – looking to become more specialized in your niche. Let’s say you were lucky enough to find a job…

Sustainability Is Here To Stay

Regardless of what industry you’re in, I’m sure you’ve heard all about sustainability by now. Depending on how you look at this six syllable word, you might dread, or be excited about what it means. Sustainability can create challenges as a vendor to offer competitive prices, while at the same time using environmentally safer (and…

How to Persuade Effectively

Persuasion can be a highly effective tool when it comes to your workplace and the business world. You can use persuasion to acquire new customers, push business deals in your favor, and gain loyal followers. However, true persuasion is an art – and a highly useful skill when used properly. Before I dive into the…

4 Reasons Employees Are Disengaged

Poor Environment – Humans are adaptive creatures by nature – and we can change ourselves to blend in with most environments. If you work in a place that has low employee morale and lacks trust, chances are you will adapt to those characteristics. Corporate culture is more important than ever as we have learned today….

Always Look to Simplify the Process

Unfortunately, time, energy, and inefficiencies surround us each day. Some tasks might require more employees because they seem challenging, when you’ve never actually tried to lean things down. Or maybe you are doing double the amount of work because, “that’s how it’s always been done.” Whatever the case may be, simplifying the process is a…

How You Should Resolve Conflicts

Too often in business we quickly respond to situations (both good or bad) instead of looking at how that decision came to be. When a corporation has a bad year and their numbers are down, the immediate response is to initiate layoffs – because we can always “save” money by cutting payroll right? Although it…

3 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Consistent motivation from your employees is one of the biggest drivers in business. Motivation creates a strong company culture, it increases productivity, and can even boost sales. While you may be thinking that a lack of motivation stems from personal characteristics, more often than not the individual at the top of the corporate ladder has…

Is This New Business Trend Right for You?

In 2016 we saw an explosion in business trends. Some worked, while many of them didn’t. As a leader it can be tough when these potential opportunities pass us by. It’s like seeing a commercial when you were a child for the hottest toy when the holidays came around (you just had to have it)….

How To Beat End of Year Procrastination

Depending on which industry you work in, the end of year flow might be slow, busy, or it could even stay the same. The manufacturing and construction niche I work in is very much seasonal (apparently no one likes to build houses in the winter) and production tends to slow down a bit. Businesses also…

Visualize Your Goals For Success Now

2017 is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and improve for the year ahead. Instead of talking about reflection (like thousands of other blogs) my area of improvement is always on the future. And I believe the most important thing about looking ahead is visualizing your goals. Visualizing…

Why You Should Be An Authoritative Leader

Listening to your employees through two-way communication, or having group meetings is a great way to create a culture of discussion. But bringing people together to participate isn’t always the best form of leadership, and you might want to try taking an authoritative approach instead. You’re probably wondering – how could acting like a dictator…