Big Ideas

Building Relationships in the New Year

Resolve to invest in building relationships to attain your personal and professional goals in 2016. Mark your calendar now to remind yourself at specific times in the year to contact and reconnect with key people. Staying in regular contact is the least expensive way to building relationships, and to opening doors to new ones. Learn… 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

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