Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Power of Servant Leadership

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein   A story is told that during the American Revolution a man in...

Four Ways to Lead Through Conflict

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing   French novelist and...

Is Hierarchical Thinking Inhibiting Performance?

Companies like to think of themselves as having up-to-date thinking. They assume they are of the 21st century ilk because they’ve flattened their hierarchies, removed...

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...

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...

Apply some pressure, but don't push your luck.

At risk of sounding like a yoga teacher or a self-help guru, I think most people strive for balance. We want city budgets to...

Productivity tips from a night owl

The early bird catches the worm.I hate that phrase.I find it irritating because of the origin behind it, the idea that in order to...

Healthy Work Boundaries are Not a Myth

By Derek MurphyFacebook made headlines once again, and it was not due to another layout change. Apparently, the company’s second-in-command, COO Sheryl Sandberg leaves...

4 ways great leaders use the 4-Drive Model to impact employee’s motivation

How leaders can impact employee’s motivation using the 4-Drive Theory The 4-Drive Theory of Employee Motivation states that there are four main drives that...

Four Styles Of Communication

In the book Straight Talk: Turning Communication Upside Down for Strategic Results, Eric Douglas describes four different communication styles: the director, expresser,...

20 Leadership Qualities

This tool defines the 20 qualities of leadership that researchers have identified as common to virtually all organizations. It may be used to...

Leadershift Leading Others The Way They Like To Be Led

What makes someone an effective leader?Take a moment and think of the person whom you have most admired/enjoyed having as a leader. Consider not...