Frans Johansson’s Medici Effect:  Uncovering New Paths to Innovation

Maybe you are a business entrepreneur looking for ways to assemble and motivate a productive staff. Maybe you are a human resource professional whose livelihood depends on understanding the best practices for hiring, leading and motivating a workforce. Maybe you are just looking for some...

Everyone has issues, and here’s how you solve them

“Everyone has issues and if someone says they do not have an issue, that is their first issue.” This personal quote is one I use often and is one of the greatest truisms that I have experienced in leading hundreds of leadership development processes over the years.

5 Ways to Turn a Creative Block into a Creative Flow

Many people assume that creativity is something that can be turned on like a light switch when needed. Nothing could be further from the truth. Creativity is like a house cat that will come out and be sociable only on her own terms. However, in an environment where creativity is an important part...

5 Secrets to Create Highly Productive Teams in 2018

We know organizations rely heavily on teams to get work done. In this quickly evolving environment, we are constantly being introduced to new technology that disrupts our usual methods and processes. With an accelerating rate of digitalization in technology, the work environment looks very...

Good Team Selection is Critical For Long Term Results

Much attention is paid toward hiring the right candidate, but that is only part of the equation. Once on board, selecting the right people for teams is just as important. While you want to consider the overall impact the person will have with the larger organizational team, the makeup of smaller...

TTI Success Insights vs. Predictive Index: Which pre-employment assessment is right for you?

Being in the talent solutions industry, we are constantly asked which assessments are “best.” Best is in the eye of the beholder; the real question to answer is what your specific needs are and which assessment (and assessment provider) will help you meet those needs?

6 Keys To Building High Performing Teams

A high performing team is not just a group of people who have learned to cooperate with one another. True teams share a common, compelling mission and capitalize on the uniqueness that each team member brings to the table. High performing teams create a culture that values people and clearly...

Why Manager is a Four-Letter Word to Me

I have a personal disdain for the word “manager.” When I think of things to manage, I think of a 401(k), irritable bowel syndrome or a crazy ex. When I think of the word manager, I think of someone who is in charge that asserts their authority. Often this authority is used negatively reacting to...

9 Ways to Deal with Conflict in the Workplace

Dealing with conflict at work will help you reduce the drama and increase the productivity.

Appearing today in your workplace: The clash of the motivators

Everyone is driven by different things. The reasons they get up in the morning, and the drive behind everything they do. Each person has their own set of motivators that determine what interests them, what they do for a career and what drives them to their hobbies. These primary drivers make up who...