leadership

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

Afters Ask the Right Questions to Deliver Results the First Time

How many times have you delivered a project, task or report only to have it sent back for a re-do? After putting tons of time, research and effort into delivering on a project, I just hate seeing the ol’ “This is a good start…” response hit my inbox. We’ve all been there, and it is at… read more

Using the Dialogue Method to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace (and in Personal Relationships)

Research shows that managers spend as much as 25 to 40 percent of their time working to resolve conflict in the workplace. Imagine what you could achieve if you could spend this time doing something else! The dialogue method is an effective communication process that you can learn to use to resolve conflict in the… read more

Adapt Your Management Personality Type to Your Team

What can you do with your management personality type so others find it easier to work with you? Over the last couple weeks, we’ve discussed how to identify the four primary personality types and how to manage different personality types on your team. Today, we will take a closer look at your management personality type,… read more

4 Things You Need To Do To Influence Employee Accountability and Responsibility

A lot of the problems that you face as managers and leaders tend to take care of themselves in an environment of high employee accountability and responsibility. But how do you mold your organization into such an environment? In his play, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare wrote, “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great.… read more