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Do Your Team Members Feel Valued and Appreciated?

  Employee Engagement Survey statistics tell us that 72 percent of employees feel they receive adequate recognition, and approximately 65 percent of employees tell us they are fairly compensated. Those same statistics tell us the percentage of engaged employees is still hovering around 30 percent of the workforce. Many factors are at play in the employee engagement equation. One of...

Will Your Employees Stay or Stray?

In a job market where talent shortages are increasing and employees feel more comfortable with changing jobs, the topics of retention and engagement are important priorities for leaders and organizations. It wasn’t long ago that the state of the job market meant most employees were simply happy just to have a job, but that is no longer the case. In...

Why Do You Lead?

Why do you lead?   This is the single most important question you can ask yourself as a leader, and your answer has everything to do with your success or failure.   Will your employees choose to follow you because you are successful, rich, or have a title? Probably not; they will follow you because you have a purpose bigger...

8 Strategies for Effectively Dealing with Change Fatigue

The necessity of change for organizational growth and advancement is indisputable. But what do you do when your organization experiences too many changes, and you and your employees are feeling the effects of change fatigue? In a recent seminar on Effectively Dealing with Organizational Change, we presented to 50 physician leaders at one of the nation’s most prestigious health care...

7 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Promoted

Getting promoted is a personal goal most of the executives and managers we work with are striving for. Some succeed, and take on more responsibility within their organizations. Others struggle with adapting and developing their skills, and subsequently get passed over for promotions. Here are 7 behaviors that will help get you on track towards your next promotion.   Delegate....

Procrastination – The One Habit You Need to Quit

All of us, from time to time, have procrastinated both professional and personal tasks or projects. By definition, procrastination is the intentional and habitual postponement of a task, in favor of a less-important one. Procrastination hurts our ability to stay proactive, efficient, and productive. And yet, far too many of us are guilty of procrastinating on a fairly regular basis....

9 Leadership Resolutions for 2016

The New Year inspires many with hope and resolution for a fresh start, and along with that optimism come many well-intentioned resolutions. By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something. According to researchers, however, only 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick with them for the entire year. Statistically, New...

How the Best Leaders Lead with Empathy

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to argue that technology isn’t replacing people in the workplace.  In the industries of manufacturing, health care, construction, financial institutions and even the fast food industry, technology continues to do more jobs faster and better than people. Amazon is starting to promote Prime Air — a future drone delivery system designed to safely get packages to...

Aim or Blame… What’s Your Leadership Game?

As an introvert, I normally don’t engage in much conversation with the people sitting next to me on planes. There was an exception to this rule on a recent flight to Atlanta, but I need to clarify one thing: It wasn’t really a conversation. The guy sitting next to me complaining about his job, boss, wife, kids, and dog, did...

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