The power of employee ideas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dean M. Schroeder   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:42

Every day, employees on the front lines see many problems and opportunities that managers do not. They have plenty of ideas to improve productivity, responsiveness and customer service, for new and better products and services, or to enhance their organizations in other ways. Yet organizations generally pay little attention to soliciting these ideas, believing there is not much value in them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:56
Four things you should know about a David vs. Goliath scenario PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corrine Sandler   
Monday, 07 April 2014 13:51


The account of the biblical battle between David and Goliath is a perfect connotation of how small businesses can easily take down the corporate giants today.


Here are ways you can use intelligence today to compete with the Goliaths: 

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 13:55
Success begins with BELIEF! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marvin Montgomery   
Monday, 07 April 2014 13:26

Whenever I have the opportunity to have a conversation with a top performer in their field, I have found that they all have one thing in common. They believe that they will be successful and there is no doubt in their mind otherwise.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 13:56
Five business benefits of neural leadership PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Vaughan   
Friday, 04 April 2014 13:21


The latest discoveries in brain science are prompting more and more business leaders to embrace neural leadership. According to Dr. David Rock, editor of the NeuroLeadership Journal, neural leaders use their own gray matter to gain insight into what their teams need psychologically to be more productive and successful. Consider these insights as you craft your own neural leadership style:

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 14:22
Constructive confrontation in the workplace: Three things to keep in mind PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tomás Garza   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 12:42

To successfully navigate workplace conflict, managers must be able to confront team members in a positive, productive manner. Whatever the situation, whether two people are actively quarreling, or whether one person’s behavior is impacting the entire work culture, a manager must be able to step in, take charge and do so in a way that does not contribute to the drama.


How do you constructively confront team members? How do you both get your point across and preserve team chemistry?


For any manager, these conversations can be crucial. Ongoing conflict and drama can, of course, have a ripple effect on everyone, and the last thing any organization needs is a dip in morale. Assuming this is not a situation that calls for firing, there is a great deal a manager can do to help resolve the problem, be firm and preserve group harmony.


In having these conversations, here are three things to keep in mind:

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 12:51

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