Employee Recognition & “The Jelly of The Month Club”

Every year around the holidays I watch this movie – and every year the same lesson learned holds true.

Achieving success through people means recognizing and thanking them for a job well done!

How do thank your employees?

Tis the season – one reminder of the holiday season is the comedy Christmas Vacation. The 80’s classic is full […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Engagement, Leadership, Retention, Strategy, Team Performance|0 Comments

It’s time for President Elect Trump to put his money where his mouth is…

Dear President-elect Trump,

Stop it! I mean seriously…stop it.

You claim you want to be a President for everyone. Well you can’t be a President for everyone when thousands of fearful people are protesting in the streets. And all you can say is “stop it.” You can’t be a President for everyone when you talk to fearful […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Change, Communication, Diversity, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

#BusinessTips: When it comes to leadership…you CAN’T do it all…

Great leaders understand their organizational culture – they’ve most likely helped – and are continuing to help – shape the culture of their organization.  However, great leaders understand they can’t do it all. They need to delegate and they need to empower.

Truth is many leaders are great visionaries and see the big picture very well, […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|#BusinessTips, Leadership|0 Comments

CEO to Commander in Chief: Do The Same Skills Apply?

Achieving the leadership status and title of the Commander in Chief – President of the United States of America – is the highest appointed leadership position one could achieve.  Sure – being a CEO is also a great achievement and the role is also intricate and complex. But leading a group of employees is much […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Communication, Engagement, Leadership|1 Comment

Does being a CEO mean you can be the Commander in Chief?

Well, Donald Trump is about to find out! Brace for impact America – you’re in for a bumpy ride.
Achieving the leadership status and title of the Commander in Chief – President of the United States of America – is the highest appointed leadership position one could achieve.  Sure – being a CEO is also a […]

By |October 8th, 2016|Change, Communication, Leadership, Organizational Change|0 Comments

5 Tips for Leaders from the Wells Fargo Scandal

If at first you don’t succeed – just create fake bank and credit card accounts to hit your goals…because nothing increases customer satisfaction more than corporate greed.

Wells Fargo is under investigation by the Department of Justice for creating over 2 million fake bank and credit card accounts in order to hit the bank’s lofty sales […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Customer Service, Leadership|0 Comments

#BusinessTips: The most overlooked part of project management

When it comes to project management — managing schedules, people, and processes is the name of the game.  But do you know what the most overlooked part of project management is?

It’s the post project perspective – what happens after the project ends – the system goes live or the non-technology changes are implemented.

Execution and delivery shouldn’t […]

Leadership isn’t Management

If you’re in a leadership position, you may likely share many of the same responsibilities as a manager – however, the truth is – the roles are not the same. Leadership requires creating a vision of the future and engaging people to collaborate with you in moving toward achieving that vision.

Leadership translates the big ideas (strategy and direction) […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

What #DonaldTrump Can (and shouldn’t) Teach You About #Leadership

Full disclosure – there is absolutely no political agenda here.  This is not about the right vs the left or which candidate is best – it’s about leadership.   

It feels like every day Donald Trump makes new controversial headlines with quick sound bites and tweets.  I could literally go on.  And on.  And on.  

There […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Communication, Diversity, Leadership|2 Comments

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Their Jobs

According to Gallup research – roughly 70% of employees are unhappy.  For those of you at home who are keeping track – that means only 3 out of every 10 employees are happy with their job.

I’m no mathematician but those are not good odds.

When your employees are unhappy – your customers are likely unhappy, too. […]

By |June 13th, 2016|Culture, Engagement, Leadership, Retention|0 Comments