Tag: Leadership

Employee Engagement, Fad or Fundamental?

In a recent Inc. article, Management Consultant Steve Tobak argued that employee engagement is NOT important to business. He called it the “management fad of the millennium” which made our team at Viatech Global cringe.

Ask These Questions to Improve Your One-on-Ones

Have your weekly one-on-one meetings become routine? You should be asking yourself this question on a regular basis.

Conflict-Averse Managers: Here’s How to Stop Avoiding that Dreaded Encounter

If you’ve been managing people for any length of time, you know it’s not always fun. You know what I’m talking about. It’s those days when you have to address an employee performance issue. If you’re conflict averse, you may be avoiding these encounters.

Do You Possess These Disruptive Leadership Traits?

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have all been lauded as disruptive leaders. These individuals share characteristics that helped them create change. Do you have these characteristics?

Is Your Praising Style Helping or Hurting Your Team Members?

You’ve heard this one before: it’s important to praise employees for a job well done. In fact, positive reinforcement does much more to motivate a team member than negative reinforcement.

Managers: How to Stop the Gossip Chain

It’s easy for us to revert to our seventh-grade selves at work. When you and your team members engage in office gossip, you’re wallowing in negative energy. Here’s how to stop.

How Are You Handling Employee Activism?

Younger consumers will do business with your company if you show authentic support for a social cause. These same activist consumers could also be your star employees. Attracting and keeping these employees requires specific action on your part.

Is Your Everyday Narcissism Under Control?

If you’re suffering from everyday narcissism, as described by Nancy Van Dyken, it could be seriously impacting your ability to lead your team. Here’s what to look for.

Diversity Hiring: Why Your Actions Should Support Your Words

Is it time to fill a key position in your company? Is it also time to change the direction of the vacant position? If you answered yes to either of these questions, here’s why you should slow down your hiring process and start thinking outside the box.

Are You Neglecting Relationship Excellence?

Are you guilty of focusing on task excellence and neglecting relationship excellence? Michael Stallard, co-founder and president of the Connection Culture Group, says this is a common management problem.

How to Change Mindset and Culture to Stay Agile

Are there best practices for staying agile in a constantly changing business environment? Baba Prasad, CEO of the Vivékin Group believes so.

Have You Established a Culture for Your Project-Based Team?

You want to put your best people on your next team project. But, one of your engineers doesn’t work well with your marketing manager. What do you do?

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