Management

Do you know the difference between team building and team-building? Stay with me here, because there is a difference! What if instead, I asked: Do you know the difference between building a team and team building? Are you catching on?  We often hear the term team building thrown...

It’s that time of year again. When we reflect on the past year, look ahead to the new year, and make some shifts. But when it comes to shifting in the workplace, there’s not a right or wrong time to make a positive shift.  And there...

I think most of us can identify a few times in our life where the saying “hindsight is 2020” has been applicable. For me, it was my first experience as a new manager. I would love to be able to go back to those employees and...

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...

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...