Category: Leadership + Management

Are You Unwittingly Offending Your Team Members?

Before you tell another joke to your team, remember that comedy is usually based on someone else’s misfortune. Unless you’re making yourself the butt of your jokes, you could be headed for trouble.

Manage Smarter 17 – Michael Stallard: Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Michael Stallard is cofounder and president of the Connection Culture Group, a leadership training and consulting firm that has advised NASA, Costco and other well known American companies. Michael is the primary author of the book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture based on Michael and his colleagues’ work. In episode 17, we discuss the definitions of culture, how managers can improve it (or damage it) and the ROI from a positive culture in the workplace.

Are Your Managers the Top Deterrent to Employee Engagement?

If people are leaving your company for one of your competitors, they haven’t felt engaged at your organization. Here’s what you can do to improve the situation.

Top Seven Ways Leaders Can Destroy Trust

Fostering trust is a key leadership development task for creating a winning culture within every team and a challenge that must be met.

Are You Cultivating the Right Qualities for Your Company’s Culture?

The most successful scions of Wall Street are usually depicted in the movies as greedy and Machiavellian. If you think those characteristics will help you lead your company to the next level, you’re wrong.

Are You Overlooking Your Gen X Talent?

With all the media focus on millennials and baby boomers, it’s easy to forget there’s another generation sandwiched in between these groups. The Gen X workforce may be small in numbers, but these folks are in their prime leadership years.

Manage Smarter 16 – Jennifer Gluckow: Tips for Young and First-time Managers

Jennifer Gluckow is an author and founder of Sales in a New York Minute as well as host of a YouTube Channel of the same name. In episode 16, Jennifer discusses how age plays a role in the workplace and uses her professional experience to share her advice for young managers and first-time managers.

Are Your Blind Spots Limiting Your Company’s Growth?

Following years of revenue and team building, you may finally be in a position to step back from managing day-to-day operations. To bring your company to the next level, it’s time for you to engage in strategic planning. Not everyone makes this transition successfully.

Here’s Why Your Team Needs Agility Training

Is agility one of the buzz words zooming around your company these days? Everyone agrees they need to have it. Hardly anyone agrees on how to get it.

Is ‘Absentee Leadership’ Sucking the Life Out of Your Company?

Are “absentee leaders” wreaking havoc on your employees? Here’s how to identify these leaders and how to avoid putting them into management roles.

Manage Smarter 15 – Jeffrey Hayzlett: Secrets of the C-Suite

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. Hayzlett is the author of three best-selling business books: Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test. In episode 15, we discuss how the C-Suite thinks, how to talk to them and how to become one of them.

These Three Factors Drive Employee Engagement

Many of employee engagement tactics leaders implement are falling short. Let’s take a look at why this is happening.

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