The Next Great Idea The word begins to circulate around the department that the boss is at a conference. The collective groan from the team is audible throughout the building. When a new team member asks the question about what everyone is so bummed about, the response from her co-worker is: “Every time the boss [...]
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“Intention implies constant application of effort, time, and focus. Culture happens by intention because that effort, time, and focus is going to lead to this longer-term goal.” —Tim Yeomans, Executive Vice President at FiredUp! Great workplace culture has a lot of moving parts, including positive relationships, systems that serve, and shared ownership and accountability to [...]
The Lasting Effects of Communication… Or Lack Thereof Leaders in every business and organizational structure have been instructed, reminded, and repeatedly told that communication is essential. The adage that, “in an absence of information… people will fill in with the worst-case scenario” is often taken to heart by many in such a way that communication [...]
Imagine your group of friends is playing ping pong. Things are casual, people taking turns, and then someone comes up with the idea of having a little tournament. Suddenly, people start playing differently. Some are more focused, more engaged, and playing better. Others seem to be making more mistakes than ever before. Creating extraordinary performance [...]
Making Time to Plan is an Investment of Time When the day begins for those in positions of leadership and responsibility, it can feel as though each moment is spoken for. Although many people in such positions hold the perception that they are very efficient with how they allocate their time, the reality is that [...]
“And those who choose to ignore it, I think, COVID will end up having the same effect as did the idea of an online presence for retail.” —Tim Yeomans, Executive Vice President at FiredUp! There are times in history when a fundamental shift occurs that changes the way we do things forever. Like in 1936, [...]
There are times in all organizations when the external environment conspires against success. When adversity approaches the doorstep, it fosters seeds of doubt, lack of hope, deep anxiety, and a loss of focus in employees. Demotivated and uncertain, a workforce can wither under the blistering heat of anxiety and change. During COVID, autonomy and independence [...]
One-on-one meetings are a unique opportunity to have focused sessions with one of your team members. But they’ve developed a bit of a stereotype: they’re often viewed as informal and not exactly “important.” It’s just two people talking after all, right? Wrong. One-on-one meetings are incredibly important and valuable. When two people can home in [...]
The roller coaster of 2020 is nearly over, and things are looking more and more positive for the start of 2021. Vaccines are already being delivered to frontline health workers and high-risk populations, election season has concluded, and businesses are starting to think about how they can get back to normal. Amidst that optimism is [...]
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