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You’d be hard-pressed to find a company or organization that doesn’t self-identify communication as a workplace challenge. While some companies may be better than others at communicating, no one is exempt from the unexpected or consistent communication challenges. Communication is one of the pillars of a...

The words we use have power. Words can encourage, show gratitude and kindness, give value, increase productivity, and influence others in extremely positive ways. On the flip side, they can also tear down, humiliate, blame, and cause detrimental negative effects on a person and company. The...

We hear the terms gratitude, appreciation, and acknowledgment, but what exactly do these look like in the workplace? More importantly, why are they necessary? I’m not talking about giving your employees a new water bottle or pen as a thank you. I’m talking about the authentic, genuine...

If you’ve been following along with other blogs and articles I’ve written, you’ve probably seen me mention a time or two about the importance of one-on-ones.  I bring up one-on-ones so often because they are truly the secret to building a successful company with employees who...

As a manager or leader, do you ever get the feeling that your team or an employee isn’t telling you something? Have you had an experience where a team member resigns and during their exit interview they share all these things with you that you’re shocked...

Does your team trust you? Do they trust each other? Even more importantly, do you trust them? A successful team is founded on trust. Without vulnerability and trust, you won’t see your employees’ fullest potential, and you certainly won’t see positive business results. A trusting team also...

For those looking to advance and enhance their role within an organization, it’s essential to understand how to do so effectively. What most individuals don’t realize is that there’s an evolution to leading. Over my experience leading my own teams and coaching others, I’ve come to...

The causes of a non-functioning team can vary, but regardless of the specific causes, it’s costing you more than you probably realize. If your team is not yielding the expected results you have communicated to them; you have a non-functioning team. At the foundation of a non-functioning...

A title may give someone in a leadership position the authority to make decisions and direct work, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are a great leader. Leadership is not about using a title, but rather understanding your team to build trust through transparency to influence...

The hiring process can be cumbersome, frustrating, and time-consuming. But if due diligence happens and you have an effective process, finding the right fit can mean employee longevity, satisfaction, and growth.  Unfortunately, not all hiring stories have a happy ending. Hiring mistakes can lead to unnecessary...