Culture Confessions: An Employee Suggestion Box or a Black Hole Where Good Ideas Go to Perish?

November 05 , 2019

Employees who feel seen and heard are more likely to feel valued at work, be more engaged, and experience a more meaningful connection to their employer. These positive attitudes foster loyalty and decrease attrition— highly crucial in today’s competitive employment market/war for talent. When...

Filed Under: business insider, corporate culture, employee happiness, teams, workforce, quick tips, recruiting, workplace trends

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? 7 Things They Need the Most

July 20 , 2017

In the quest to crack the code on employee engagement, companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on wasted efforts to "develop their leaders."

Filed Under: company culture, employee happiness, Leadership, teams, work environment

What Entrepreneurs can Learn About Brainstorming from TV Writers

September 22 , 2016

Wendy Calhoun is a veteran TV writer, who has worked on hit shows including Empire, Justified, and Nashville. Which sounds like a fun gig, but why did she recently spend time talking to Google employees at the company's re:Work 2016 event?

Filed Under: brainstorming, Communication, communication, teams, Productivity, professional development, teamwork

9 Players You Need on Your Management Dream Team

November 05 , 2015

I'd like to believe that over the course of 20 years, my co-founder and I have done a fairly competent job of building a senior management dream team.

Filed Under: Decision Making, goals, Leadership, management, Strategy, teams, Relationships, skills, teamwork

Are You Really a Good Team Player?

August 24 , 2015

“Are you a good team player?” I’m sure you’ve been asked that question in an interview before, and it’s highly likely you’ve posed it to someone else too. It has truly become one of those commonplace questions where the response “yes I am” is often delivered, as if on autopilot.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, communication, Good Habits, good habits, teams, Professional Development, professional development, Relationships, teamwork

Top 5 Reasons Employees Love Their Boss - and How to Be More Loved

July 30 , 2015

According to a study from Gallup, fully half of all employees in the U.S. have left a job because of problems with their manager.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Good Habits, Happiness, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, teams

Can You Be Ambitious AND A Team Player?

October 06 , 2014

Any manager or chief executive will tell you that the key to success in business is the people you have working for you. I have said before that ambitious firms will look to attract like-minded individuals, and if you have people like this on your staff then your business will benefit.

Filed Under: ambition, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, teams