Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

Book Review – The Art of Strategic Leadership: How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future

Taken from Amazon.com: The Art of Strategic Leadership provides the content that will help you informally assess and reflect on your own strategic leadership qualities—those that are strengths and those that indicate areas you need to develop. It will guide you as you incorporate these values and qualities into your own leadership style and become… read more

3 Leadership Strategies that Have Endured for over 100 Years

Over time, leadership strategies have changed to reflect the corporate requirements of their eras. For instance, during the transactional period of the 1930s, leadership strategy focused around motivating employees to be as efficient as possible so that companies could outproduce their competition. During the quality revolution of the 1970s, leadership strategy centered around empowering employees… read more

Five Ways to Be a Rock-Star Listener

As a leader, conversations tend to take place at proportionally higher frequencies than staff in other roles. Whether in the form of a meeting or an impromptu dialogue, it’s essential to really “hear” the speaker to (a) deepen your pulse on the organization, and (b) to reiterate the value you believe the speaker brings. Follow… read more

4 Ways to Harness Your Group’s Energy into Productive Teamwork

4 Ways to Harness Your Group’s Energy into Productive Teamwork As a leader, it is important to recognize that there is enormous peer pressure circulating within a team. The energy of the group can either be characterized by negativity, cynicism, and sloth, or characterized by focus, productivity and positivity. Harness your team’s energy into a… read more

5 Essential Principles of Team-Based Time Management

5 Essential Principles of Team-Based Time Management “The most successful people are not only those people that are able to focus their own time, but those who are able to create shared focus with the people that they lead.” – Mark Sanborn When we think of the term “time management”, we tend to think of… read more

Book Review – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Book Review – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Taken from Amazon.com In today’s world, yesterday’s methods just don’t work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen’s premise… read more

Get 60 Solid Candidates for Any Open Position

Get 60 Solid Candidates for Any Open Position Recruiting for any job position, especially a high-stakes one, can be expensive and daunting. Wading through hundreds of resumes takes time. Add to that the risk of overlooking a viable candidate, or worse, not finding a decent candidate at all, and it’s easy to see why the… read more

15 Common Business Terms and What They Mean

15 Common Business Terms and What They Mean The below list represents 15 common business terms that leaders often categorize as accounting terminology. Crestcom thinks of these, not just as accounting terms, but as business terms, each of which influences any company. As a leader, do you understand the impact that each one of these… read more

Lead Your Company into the Coming Technological Revolution

Lead Your Company into the Coming Technological Revolution According to renowned futurist, Thomas Frey, in little more than one decade, over two billion jobs will disappear. The loss will be the byproduct of automation, computerization, and artificial intelligence, as well as a shift towards new industries. These new industries include 3-D printing, driverless cars, big… read more