Sunday, June 24, 2018

Transform Relationships by Instantly Improving Manners

Where are Your Manners!!?"The way you see people is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is what they become"...

Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’

Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were...

Another Angle on Employee Motivation

It's the end of regulation time in a soccer game and the score is tied. It's time for the shoot out to determine the...

3 Options for Handling Difficult Situations

We have the power to choose what we do when situations are difficult and connections fray. Knowing that we always have choices gives us...

When You Should Say I'm Sorry Instead of Thanks

When you hurt someone's feelings at work, it's too easy to try and smooth it over with an attoboy or platitude.  But is that...

7 Ways to Handle Difficult Conversations

In my keynotes and workshops on "Getting Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere", one of the questions that ultimately comes up is, "how do I...

Entrepreneurs, turn on your leadership signal

The 2008 economic crisis was terrifying times, to say the least. Millions of jobs were lost and many people faced difficulty trying to obtain...

Does Change Have to be Painful?

A corporate leader's job is hardly easy.  He or she must efficiently manage employees, account for outside competition, note any changes in the industry...

Criticism: Behind Closed Doors or in Plain Sight?

Nearly every company revolves around the central idea of team performance.  The synergy created by having multiple personalities and motivations can help any project...

Hungry, hungry, HiPos – Feed your stars, or kiss them goodbye

Ahhh, I recall with sincere fondness the memory of playing certain childhood games.  Sorry, Monopoly, LIFE, and one of my personal favorites – Chutes...

An Unshared Vision is Blindness

The business world is a different animal than it was 20 or 30 years ago, and for the most part that’s a very good...

Leadership and management should be linked together, not separated.

Leaders are celebrated, while managers are often criticized, but a combination of the two could be just what the economy needs.There’s been an ongoing...

Change Management Insights from a Fortune 500 Apparel Company’s Restructuring

Recently, consulting firm Emergent partnered with a Fortune 500 apparel company to undertake the biggest business transformation in the company’s history. Below is a mini case...

5 Proven Ways to Deal with Conflicts

In my workshops,training sessions and coaching on communication, emotional intelligence, people skills and team building, I find that one of the key factors that...

Grow Your Own Talent Pool

So let’s say there is a skills gap in your company. If budgets allow, your first inclination might be to hire someone from outside...

Overcome Negativity … Focus on the Positive

The endless assortment of messages, feelings, and attitudes we bring from our past into our present influences how we see ourselves. It also directly...