leadership

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

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

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

Crestcom to present at 2019 ATD International Conference

  Crestcom to present at 2019 ATD International Conference. Crestcom’s Ram Ramesh will present at the 2019 ATD International Conference.  Ram Ramesh, of Crestcom International and President of Caribbean Centre for Leadership Development, will present at the upcoming 2019 ATD International Conference, “How to Inspire Innovation in Your Teams”. Ramesh has saved his clients approximately 4.3million… read more

Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary of Crestcom Germany

  Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany-More than 200 guests gathered at the Old Goods Station in Bad Homburg to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Crestcom Germany. Invited to attend were customers, friends and international guests of honor. Guests experienced an interactive training event with top-class speakers and much more. The event also featured clients who received… read more

How You Can Inspire Innovation In Your Team

Inspire innovation in your company culture to create competitive advantage and long-term growth. If you’re anything like I was, you’ve read articles about the innovation greats in the business world with a whole lot of respect and perhaps a bit of jealousy. How is it that some companies seem to have innovation ingrained in their… read more

Don’t Let Negative Triggers Derail Your EQ Development

Learn how to manage your triggers to effectively respond to emotional situations. Leaders who understand how to manage their emotions in the workplace have greater influence and create higher performing teams. Your level of EQ is not an intrinsic characteristic, rather it can be developed over time with understanding, practice and reflection. Negative triggers can… read more

4 Key Branches of Emotional Intelligence

Developing emotional intelligence is learning how to respond rather than react and then helping others on your team to do the same. Learning how to respond effectively starts with understanding what we call the Emotional Intelligence Management Tree. The Emotional Intelligence tree is made up of four key branches, each branch growing together to develop strong… read more

The Three Power Rules of Prototyping

Innovation does not drive prototyping. Prototyping drives innovation. When you create an innovation culture within your organization, your team will become inspired to apply creative solutions to everyday business issues. Prototyping is an integral part of inspiring innovation in your organization. Once ideas are brought to the table, discussed, and refined by the team, the… read more

4 Keys to a Successful Team Member

In successful teams, each team member will exhibit these four traits. When we talk about the best ways to produce real company success, what is one of the first key components that come to your mind? Your team, right? Perhaps your team looks more like a group of employees than a team (more on that… read more