Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

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

Improve Communication with These 5 Simple Tips

Improve Communication with These 5 Simple Tips Leaders spend the majority of their time communicating with others, yet people tend only to remember half of the information1. It seems to make sense, then, that we work to improve message retention. Follow these five tips to take your communication skills to the next level. Determine what… read more

Book Review: Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talk When Stakes are High

Book Review: Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talk When Stakes are High Taken from GoodReads.com: When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best… read more

A Leader’s Seven Step Framework for Problem Solving

A Leader’s Seven Step Framework for Problem Solving “At the end of the day, what makes a leader and a manager successful is the capacity to solve problems. Problem solving is that magical glue that comes into a leadership world and makes us transformational leaders.” – Dr. Nido Qubein As we can see from the… read more

Book Review: People Styles at Work…And Beyond: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better

People Styles at Work…And Beyond: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better Taken from Amazon.com: Why is it so hard to work well with some people? People Styles at Work…and Beyond presents a comprehensive, practical, and proven method readers can use to: – recognize how they come across to other coworkers – read others’… read more