Author Archives: Laura Singh

The 3 Secrets to Leadership Vision Success

Executing leadership vision may be among the toughest of the core leadership competencies to develop. To successfully execute your leadership vision, you must be able to define the vision, strategy, and tactical plan for your organization, and then effectively communicate it to your team in a way that engages and focuses them around a common… read more

Manage your Triggers to Effectively Respond to Emotional Situations

Leaders who understand how to manage their emotional triggers in the workplace have greater influence and create higher performing teams. A trigger is an event that happens in your daily life that elicits an emotional response. Examples of triggers in your work environment may include constantly changing priorities, missed deadlines, excuses, or “tyranny of the… read more

Why Leaders Should Start a Multi-Gen Mentoring Program Immediately

If you are managing a team in today’s workplace, chances are that you are managing multiple generations—often, up to four! Multigenerational management has become a hot topic in recent years as the workplace undergoes an important demographic shift. More employees are working later in life than ever before, while younger generations come of working age… read more

Book Review – The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Taken from Amazon.com: In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership—or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate. Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most… read more

Innovative Leadership Starts With These Three Habits

Innovative leadership is a necessary leadership skill in today’s fast-growing market. Your organization can not afford to languish in the mindset of doing business the way you have always done it. Implement these three simple, yet sometimes difficult, steps to becoming an innovative leader: Forget About Best Practices: Best practices thinking restricts creativity and innovative… read more

Master These 4 Steps For a Great Negotiation

“He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.” – Robert Estabrook” Businesses enter into contracts, relationships, and agreements all the time. The ability to negotiate a favorable outcome for your organization can pay dividends for years to come. At Crestcom, we believe there exists four… read more

5 Dimensions of Employee Engagement

  According to a recent Harvard Business Review Article, “Where Employee Surveys on Burnout and Engagement Go Wrong,” engagement surveys often don’t tell the full story. Indeed, asking employees how well they like their job typically results in an exaggerated response as employees seek to maintain harmony between themselves and their employer. Rather than outright… read more

3 Must-Haves for a Mentoring Program

  It’s true: some leaders are born, and some are developed. Regardless of which end of the spectrum your managers fall, mentoring programs always offers growth opportunities. Follow these three cardinal rules to ensure your program is a success: Honor the appointment: Schedule a bi-weekly meeting with your mentee for about 30 minutes. Adhere to… read more