2019

Book Review: Innovating Innovation

Taken from Amazon: Breakthrough Innovation Tools for Successful Leadership Innovation needs innovation: Innovation is broken. Business leadership and management struggle to find ways to crack through their own corporate politics or bureaucratic silos, to move from defense to offense, to nurture real breakthrough, to drive visionary creativity in ways that add new value to everything they… read more

How to Get Buy-In and Create Consensus

Picture yourself as a manager in an organization. Your department is set to undergo a large restructure which will not only change the individuals on your team, but also the scope of work and responsibility. Your Director mentioned the restructure a few months ago and today informed you of their strategy that they are now… read more

How to be an Innovative Thinker

The only thing constant is change. In today’s fast-paced world, it is essential to be one step ahead of the competition to remain relevant and in the game.  According to McKinsey, 80% of executives think their current business models are at risk to be disrupted in the near future.  How do you overcome disruption? Innovation.… read more

The Leadership Habit Podcast- Episode 2 – Trends in Talent Management with Kathleen Quinn Votaw

In Episode 2 of our podcast, our host, Jenn DeWall speaks with talent management expert Kathleen Quinn Votaw. She is the president and founder of Talentrust. Talentrust is revolutionizing how companies find, keep and grow great people. After nearly two decades of earning accolades in the staffing industry, Kathleen determined that traditional models don’t always… read more

Book Review: Return on Courage

Taken from Amazon: Unlock Courage What do an astronaut, a Navy SEAL, the co-founder of Method, the former VP of communications at Apple, and the president of Domino’s all have in common? Ryan Berman spent three years shadowing the most courageous people and leaders on the planet to find out what they have done to… read more

How to Succeed in Change Management

In today’s world, change management is an essential part of business. Globalization and advancements in technology have created a fast-paced, “eat or be eaten” business environment where change is required to survive. In the words of Peter Drucker, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Think about… read more

5 Common Negotiation Mistakes

What comes to mind when you hear the word negotiation? For many, it is salary or business deals. But negotiation is much broader than that. You can negotiate the cost of a car or home, insurance rates, goods and services, and the list goes on. To recognize that everything is negotiable is the foundation of… read more

The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

Taken from Amazon: The essential guide for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees looking to navigate today’s multigenerational workplace, which spans more generations than ever before. Millennials have only just begun their reign as the largest generation in the workplace. But they are not alone. For the next decade at least, these young professionals will be… read more

The Benefits of a Generationally Diverse Workplace

The workplace today is more generationally diverse than what it has been in the past. People are living longer and retiring later, while new generations are joining the workforce. Currently, there are 5 generations in the workforce, the Traditionalists born before 1946, Baby Boomers born between 1946-1964, Generation X born between 1965-1980, Millennials born between… read more

How to be an Effective Story Teller

Storytelling has been a business buzzword for the past few years for good reason. First, stories are a great way to connect employees to the organizational mission and to each other. Second, stories are a great way for customers to connect with your brand and want to do business with you. Let’s consider two approaches.… read more