Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

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

Leadership Development Training Does Not Have to be a Waste

Are leadership development training programs worth the investment? I recently read a blog on Inc., 3 Reasons Leadership Training is a Huge Waste, and while I can’t agree with what the title seems to imply, I do agree with many of the article’s insights. I know for a fact that the right leadership development training… read more

Change Leadership That Will Engage and Motivate Your Team

British statesman, Harold Wilson, once said, “He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” We’ve all heard change is inevitable, that everything around us is in a constant state of change. So, why is it that employees are often so resistant to change? When it comes to effective change leadership, you need to understand… read more