Equity and Inclusion: Does Your Company Have the Courage to Change?

For the past decade, companies have been touting the need for equitable and inclusive work environments where every employee feels valued, respected and heard. Many companies have hired DEI executives, launched employee resource groups, communicated expectations and most recently donated large sums of money to social justice organizations. Although these actions may be helpful, failing to address Read More …

Stop Talking. Start Doing.

Recent events have caused many companies to reignite their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Numerous CEOs have put out position statements and many companies have donated to organizations that support equity and inclusion. This is all good stuff, but the real question is what are they going to do to impact real change in their own Read More …

Tools that Help You Make the Right Choice

With so many things changing in the workplace, organizing and quantifying options to help you make the best choice is critical to success.  The Decision Matrix is a versatile tool that helps leaders compare multiple options based on what’s important. Once completed, it produces a ranked list of options based on association and impact to the desired outcome. It’s Read More …

Reset. Restart. Is Your Business Ready?

Getting back on track after COVID-19 may very well require a reset-restart. Have you identified reset-restart goals? More importantly, have you created a “Line-of-Site” to these goals to fast track your recovery? Defining a Line-of-Site for reset-restart goals will help you align your organization, facilitate employee ownership and identify the motive force needed to accelerate change.  When each employee understands Read More …

What’s Your Leadership Brand?

When asked about their leadership brand, many leaders will default to their DISC profile, Myers Briggs personality type or their Strengths Finder summary. These tools provide a perspective of behaviors that contribute to their brand, but I wouldn’t say they point to a ‘leadership brand’. So what is a leadership brand?  Your leadership brand is not Read More …

Leading in Challenging Times

“Challenging Times” is an understatement for what most leaders are facing today. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our daily routines and businesses. Leaders will need to step up their game to manage the chaos. Here’s 3 things that Leaders can do to make things better: Instill calm. Panic doesn’t solve problems and running around with your hair on Read More …

What Are You Doing Here?

If you step outside of your office and ask one of your employees “What are you doing here?” most would say “working.” Some may offer additional information that describes their task or job. “I’m programming the materials database” or “I’m completing a new service order.” If you are really bold, you might ask this question: “Given the Read More …

Change? It’s Personal.

Change, even on a good day, is difficult. If it wasn’t I’d be wearing a size 6 suit. Change in the workplace is no easier. As companies look to reinvent themselves to meet the challenges of the future, change is inevitable. Whether expanding a business, restructuring an offering or just improving an existing product, it will require Read More …