How my bad habit sabotaged productivity for my team

Over the past 12 years of my career, I have ruined vacations for nearly an entire generation of my employees. Like it or not, as leaders, people watch, and emulate, what we do.  To say the least, my vacation habits have not been the best example.  A Journey to Self Awareness Three years ago, my…

How to turn key employee turnover into an accelerator

We were just over two months away from wrapping up our best year ever. Momentum was strong. Morale was high. And, the team I had worked so hard to fashion was humming in high performance mode. And then the shoe dropped. In late October one of my senior executives was recruited away, enticed by the…

Money Isn’t Respect

You don’t have more respect because your paycheck is larger. You have to trust and have a good enough relationship to be content and happy with what you’re paid. If you’re not, it’s time to move on.

Can You Live the Integrated Life Well?

There are two types of employees: those who thrive within a positive work culture that promotes work-life integration and those who will die within that culture. Which type are you? Can you live the integrated life well?

True A-Players Point to Others

Pride and ego get in the way of good business all the time. The best leaders and employees typically give credit to others. They are the ones who are continuously pointing out others’ successes. They’re the people touting the accomplishments of their peers and proclaiming the hard work of those around them. They are more than willing to…

Are you Differentiating or Alienating?

It’s great to offer your employees something off-the-charts awesome. The danger, though, is that your employees may not appreciate the value of what you’re giving them.