December 2016

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…

When Sending An Email Is Wrong

There are many benefits of sending an email, when compared to verbal communication. Email is really the best of both worlds – it can be super quick when needed, and you also have the ability to spend time and really think about what you are going to write. However, with all these positive aspects of…

Better Ways To Problem Solve

Have you ever noticed how great leaders act during high stress situations? They remain calm, absorb every bit of detail, and act accordingly to implement a solution. When it comes to problem solving in the workplace, no skill can compare to the experience you have (or don’t have). However, experience is like a bottle of…

How To Maximize Your Hiring Process

One of the many critical factors of a successful business is hiring the right people. Sure, you can forecast better, look for more customers or even ramp up your marketing campaign – but at the end of the day, if you aren’t hiring the right people, you’ll only have so much room to grow as…

3 Actions That Will Hurt Managers

Anyone working in a managerial position will know that it’s common to be held to a higher standard (compared to the rest of the employees). The people working under you expect full engagement and focus every single day. At the same time, your boss might be looking for you to analyze data and think about…