Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

Your Leadership Strategy Needs to Consider These 4 Leadership Traits

Does your leadership strategy take these key leadership traits into consideration? If you were to Google “leadership strategy”, a whole list of articles and services will provide you an array of leadership strategy definitions and “proven” processes to help you increase employee engagement, improve bottom line results, achieve your goals, etc., etc., etc. The reality… read more

Time Management for Managers: The See-Through Schedule

Time Management can seem like a pipe dream in the face of our daily lives as managers. W. Clement Stone, the owner of a large insurance company, said, “There is little difference between people, but the little difference makes a big difference.” Learn more about effective time management and improving other core leadership skills by… read more

Adapt Your Management Personality Type to Your Team

What can you do with your management personality type so others find it easier to work with you? Over the last couple weeks, we’ve discussed how to identify the four primary personality types and how to manage different personality types on your team. Today, we will take a closer look at your management personality type,… read more

How to Fail at being a Forward-Thinking Leader

Are you truly being a forward-thinking leader, or do you simply think you are one? Research has shown that one of the key leadership traits that leaders need is to be a forward-thinking leader. The disturbing finding is that many people chronically fail at being a forward-thinking leader in two fundamental ways.   Forward-Thinking Leader… read more

How to Manage Different Personality Types

Learn how to manage different personality types to lead your team to greater productivity. Last week, we discussed traits that help you identify different personality types in your organization. Today, we’re discussing how to manage different personality types to help you communicate with and lead your team more effectively. One of the interesting things about… read more

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

What is Crestcoming?

  Why we should all be crestcoming in our careers and in our personal lives to achieve our true potential for excellence. When I heard about Crestcom from a friend, one of my first thoughts was, “Huh. I wonder where a name like ‘Crestcom’ comes from?” Later, I was brought onboard with the Crestcom team 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