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The Value a Good Boss Provides

Your boss is the most important character in your work life. No matter how long you’ve been working, I bet you can name every boss you ever had; that’s how powerful their imprint is on us. Most of us have had good and bad bosses at some point in our careers, and we probably learned a lot from both types... read more

Recognition Tips

Are You Recognizing Your People? Winning cultures recognize employee behavior and performance, and they do it formally and regularly.   Here are some ideas you might consider implementing…

  • A Top Excellence Award – given annually to a department or team that had a great year. Comes with a trophy or some nice glass-cut award…
  • Your Personal Recognition Award – something fun and... read more

Four Communications for Every Leader

Are Your Sending These Four Communications Consistently? There are four basic messages that a leader sends to employees:

  1. Where we’re going and how we’ll get there (Vision, Mission & Strategy)
  2. Hope and optimism about the journey (“We Can Do This”)
  3. What we expect from you (Values, Performance, Culture)
  4. How we’re doing (Progress Updates)
Often times, this is an annual cycle. You declare... read more

Building a Winning Culture

Building a Winning Culture Much of this you already know and do… after all, you’re running a successful business or group. However, it bears reminding that there are 3 keys to building a winning culture – and they’re both simple and hard at the same time. Simple, in the sense that we know the blueprint of winning cultures; hard, in that... read more

What’s Your Primary Motivation?

Primary Motivation: Do You Know What Drives People? In my work as an executive coach, leaders often tell me they can’t “figure out” their boss or colleague. They experience the end result of the interaction, but can’t explain what is driving the behavior. They’re having trouble relating to or understanding the person, or they can’t seem to influence or build... read more