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December 6, 2017
Recapping accomplishments each year is a powerful way to align employees

Ensure A Great New Year With This Single Key Tool

Endings set up beginnings. Do you send out a recap email at year’s end? Do you show everyone a vision of what you’ll achieve together in […]
November 22, 2017

Great Leaders Have An Attitude Of Gratitude — Do You?

The combination of leadership and gratitude is extremely powerful. Gratitude helps you feel better and see the good things in life. When combined with a gratitude practice, […]
November 9, 2017
Disrespect at work

Why You Aren’t Getting The Respect You Deserve

Feeling unappreciated and disrespected? We’ve all been there. So how can you shift things in your organization so that you can start receiving the respect you deserve? […]
November 3, 2017
Successful Leaders

The #1 Tool Successful Leaders Use To Radically Shift Their Reality

As a leader, in what area of your life do you need to shift from being disempowered to being empowered? We form our own reality based […]
October 20, 2017
Controlling Emotions

The Secret To Controlling Your Emotions — Before They Control You

We’ve all felt how draining fear-based emotions can be. Nothing saps our team’s life force more than panic, overreaction, and upset that is unfounded. Emotions Have Energy Thanks to David […]
October 3, 2017

Why Is Resistance A Necessity For Growth?

You may be familiar with the Chinese finger trap. It’s a toy that traps the victim’s fingers (often the index fingers) in both ends of a […]
September 22, 2017

Five Ways To Get Optimal Outcomes From Your Team

What makes a team optimal? Alignment, communication, collaboration, energy management, leverage, trust, and what else? Google did some comprehensive multi-year research on this topic. I’ll refer to […]
September 5, 2017

Derailed By Distractions? How To Get And Stay Focused Now

Where is your focus right now? How present are you? Do you have a little voice in your head listing all the things that you need […]
September 1, 2017

Challenges Retaining Talent? Here’s What They Are Really Trying To Tell You

Is there a correlation between the style in which someone quits and the organization itself? A study conducted by Anthony Klotz, Oregon State University College of Business and Mark […]
August 14, 2017

This Tool Works! Using Effective Sales Meetings to Create Massive Momentum

How’s your sales team performing? Are they generating the high-quality leads you need on a regular basis? If you want your sales team to be engaged and intrinsically motivated to […]
August 9, 2017

Don’t Be Blindsided By Change

Change blindness = when we miss a huge change because we were focused elsewhere. Have you experienced change blindness? Perhaps a key employee became disengaged and you could have […]
July 25, 2017

Three Keys To Effectively Managing Remote Workers [Infographic]

In a mere 3 years the mobile workforce is projected to comprise roughly three-quarters of U.S. employees. Is your organization ready? According to Gallup, remote working has been on […]
July 11, 2017

The Surprising Link Between Customer Experience And Employee Engagement

How would your customers describe their experience with your firm? Please take a moment and rate the Customer Experience (CX) that you believe you deliver: Better […]
June 27, 2017
neurodiversity

Competitive Advantage: The Power of Embracing Neurodiversity

“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will […]
June 14, 2017
sales

3 Common Mistakes That May Be Killing Your Sales

We all want better sales results—so what’s the secret? It lies in the brain, and knowing how to guide our sales people out of their Critter […]
May 26, 2017

Right Person, Wrong Role? Or Wrong Person, Period?

People get into the wrong roles for a number of reasons. Perhaps there was a reorganization and the company didn’t want to lose them, so they […]
May 23, 2017

Two Myths About Strategy — And Two Tools To Make Yours Work

We all know that setting a strategy matters. It’s one of the first steps to steer your company to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. […]
May 16, 2017

Ready To End Silos, Sabotage And System Dysfunction In Your Organization?

Got silos? How about sabotage? System dysfunctions like these are generally symptoms of low cultural alignment. The two founders of Company Z were at war. The […]
May 9, 2017

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you? “You just don’t understand.” “How many times do I have to repeat myself?” “I can’t tell if you’re […]
May 3, 2017

The Only Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

What leadership and organizational behaviors would you like to change? I had the great good fortune in 2010 to spend a week with the Dalia Lama […]
May 1, 2017

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born […]
March 29, 2017

If You Aren’t Doing Content Marketing, You’re Missing The Boat

The Content Marketing Institute together with Marketing Profs and Curata released an essential study recently. You need to read it. Why? Because it found that 75% […]
March 19, 2017

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there. We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” […]
March 7, 2017

Employee Appreciation Day — Do You Do These 5 Things?

Friday, March 3, 2017 was Employee Appreciation Day. Sure, it’s a day for companies and leaders to thank their employees for their hard work and effort […]
February 22, 2017

Organizational Distrust Is Rampant: Why Leaders Should Be Worried

Distrust is rampant. It’s worldwide. It’s pervasive across all types of organizations in the business world. Even though the trust of CEOs is at an all-time […]
February 16, 2017

How To Leverage Newly Reported Job Outlook Optimism & Recruit Great Talent

Optimism regarding finding a quality job is at an all-time high. “For the first time since Gallup began tracking the question in 2001, a majority of Americans […]
February 1, 2017

63% Of Employees Don’t Trust Their Leader — Here’s What You Can Do To Change That

Trust is toast, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer. It’s worldwide, it’s pervasive across business and government, and trust of CEOs is at an all-time […]
January 25, 2017

The Power Primer: Lessons From Andy Grove, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates And Larry Ellison

  In my experience, leaders either use power well or they don’t. Thankfully, I’ve met more that fall into the “use power well” category. Here are […]
January 11, 2017

5 Signs Your Top Performers Are Going To Quit And What You Can Do To Retain Them

How many of your top performers have quit, leaving you, their leader, wondering why or what happened? People will quit before they ask for what they […]

February 6, 2014

Be A Corporate Rock Star… And Get The Most From Your Entourage

Luke, the CEO of a thriving midwestern transportation company, was barely managing 63% growth per year. He couldn’t hire people fast enough, his team was on the verge […]
January 12, 2014

Make Your Team Smarter Overnight: 5 Brain-Based Tools In Pictures [Infographics]

What if you could become smarter overnight? What if you could tap into more parts of your brain to increase innovation, creativity, emotional engagement, vision? What […]
December 12, 2013

Guarantee Growth: Activate The Reward Center Of Your Team’s Brains [Infographic]

Let’s talk about pleasure. And let’s bring it to the workplace, forging a connection between good feelings and your company. But first, let’s make your intellect […]