Author Archives: vivianbrauer

Book Review: Love is Just Damn Good Business

Taken from Amazon: It’s time to toss aside the touchy-feely notions of love in business and acknowledge the real power that it holds. Love is not only appropriate in the context of business, it’s the foundation of great leadership. To put it bluntly: love is just damn good business. That’s the simple but profound truth that… read more

It’s time to hire better leaders, not just managers.

Why do you spend more time creating a job posting and conducting interviews than identifying what would make a candidate the right personality fit for the organization? Too often employers interview manager candidates and evaluate more on the job experience and less on soft skills needed. The consequence of allowing experience to trump attitude is… read more

Book Review: The Radical Leap

Taken from Amazon: A new, tenth anniversary edition of the leadership classic that was hailed as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. In his exciting and timeless business parable, The Radical Leap, Steve Farber explores an entirely new leadership model, one in which leaders aren’t afraid to take risks, make mistakes in… read more

How to build a flexible work culture even when you feel you can’t.

Offering employee’s flexibility is no longer a choice, it is an expectation. Flexible work environments are growing in popularity and are a competitive advantage to attain top talent. But what if the nature of your work doesn’t allow you to create a flexible work environment? How do you create flexibility when you can’t offer work… read more

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Taken From Amazon: In today’s fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing… read more

Summer Must Reads

Summer is a great time to relax, unwind, and invest in your personal development. Are you looking for your next great leadership read? Check out our recommendations for leadership books below: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown. Named one of the best books of the year by Bloomberg, Dare… read more

6 Benefits on Live Instructor Led Training

E-learning is the rage. It’s convenient, can be done mostly anywhere, and extremely cost-effective. It is a great offering for both small and large organizations alike and can bridge the learning gap for remote employees that may not have access to in-person trainings. You can’t deny the positive consequences generated by exclusive e-learning opportunities. However,… read more