January 2017

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)….