Author Archives: Katie Fritchen

4 Personality Types that all Leaders Should Learn to Recognize

Different personality types work and communicate in very different ways. Learning how to identify and understand personality types based on common characteristics is a key component to effective, practical leadership. The Golden Rule states: Treat others the way you want to be treated. While this is generally a good rule of thumb, the reality is… read more

4 Things You Need To Do To Influence Employee Accountability and Responsibility

A lot of the problems that you face as managers and leaders tend to take care of themselves in an environment of high employee accountability and responsibility. But how do you mold your organization into such an environment? In his play, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare wrote, “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great.… read more

Gauging Employee Engagement With 12 Questions

Employee engagement is one element in gauging how effective you are as a manager. In their book, First Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman determined 12 questions matter more than any others when determining how engaged employees are. Consider asking these questions and getting some honest feedback. The best managers, Buckingham and… read more

6 Steps to an Effective, Influential Mentoring Program

Oftentimes when managers balk at the notion of developing a mentoring program, mainly because they think it has to be a time-consuming, complicated process. In reality, you can develop a simple, yet highly effective mentoring program that will benefit your organization and your team in a number of ways.  Here are the 6 steps to… read more

Leadership Development Training Does Not Have to be a Waste

Are leadership development training programs worth the investment? I recently read a blog on Inc., 3 Reasons Leadership Training is a Huge Waste, and while I can’t agree with what the title seems to imply, I do agree with many of the article’s insights. I know for a fact that the right leadership development training… read more

Change Leadership That Will Engage and Motivate Your Team

British statesman, Harold Wilson, once said, “He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” We’ve all heard change is inevitable, that everything around us is in a constant state of change. So, why is it that employees are often so resistant to change? When it comes to effective change leadership, you need to understand… read more