How to Supercharge Your Leader’s Learning Experience

Empowering leaders with skills and tools to build top performing teams, achieve business goals and facilitate a culture of excellence should be top-of-mind for every company.  When it comes to helping leaders develop these skills, what’s the most effective learning strategy?  Let’s start by looking at on-line learning. On-line learning is a good way to provide Read More …

How Ordinary Tools Can Help Leaders Deliver Extraordinary Results

Most leaders can tell you their DISC type, their Myers Briggs Indicator and can recite the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. They have “Discovered their Strengths”, have “360 Feedback” plans and have attended multiple seminars on how to facilitate an inclusive work environment. It’s all good stuff, and it’s all valuable, but unfortunately it’s Read More …

3 Must Haves for Successful Change

Whether you are trying to increase productivity, improve customer service, reduce cost or foster a more engaging and inclusive work environment, the recipe for successful change is the same. Envision. Empower. Engage. Envision: Define the end-game. Create a mental picture of what the end-game looks like and how it will enable your company to fulfill its promise to customers Read More …

Employee Engagement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By definition, engaged employees are willing to give discretionary effort to achieve company success. They trust their leaders, feel connected to the company, are given a voice in decisions and key activities, are provided opportunities for growth and feel valued, respected, included and appreciated.   The GOOD:  It has been proven that having a workforce made up Read More …

Is it really Unconscious Bias?

When instances of inequality, unfairness or discrimination surface in the workplace, management may be quick to point to unconscious bias as the culprit. Why? Because they won’t have to admit that their organization has issues with fair and equal treatment of employees. It absolves them of any wrong-doing. But in reality, many instances of unfair or unequal treatment Read More …

Is Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Focused on the Problem or Solution?

Creating a more inclusive and engaging work environment requires change. Behavior change. Process change. Culture change. And although understanding the reason for change (i.e. the problem) is important, it’s the solution that will ultimately move your organization forward. As you build your D&I strategy, you should focus on the positive outcomes that you are trying to achieve: Fairness, Read More …

Is Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Half Empty or Half Full?

Life isn’t fair. A lesson most of us were taught as children.  I remember learning that lesson in 1st grade. Our class had a ‘sticks and triangle’ band. You either got to click sticks or could make a ringing sound by tapping your triangle with a metal wand. Most kids played the sticks with a few having the privilege of Read More …

When Was the Last Time You Said Thank You?

For most companies, it’s been a crazy year. Employees have stepped up to the challenge, modified their work structure, learned how to ZOOM, implemented new processes and found ways to keep things going in the face of uncertainty. As a leader, have you taken the time to personally acknowledge their contributions? For most leaders, making in through Read More …