Big Ideas

Love is Just Damn Good Business with Steve Farber

In this episode of The Leadership Habit podcast, Jenn Dewall talks to Crestcom faculty member, bestselling author, speaker, and President of Extreme Leadership Inc., Steve Farber. Steve Farber is a subject matter expert in business leadership and one of Inc. Magazine’s global top 50 leadership experts. Steve is here to talk about his newest book,… read more

The Leadership Habit Podcast Ep. 4: Shift Your Brilliance with Simon T. Bailey

In this episode, Jenn DeWall talks to Simon T. Bailey, Crestcom faculty member, author and Breakthrough Strategist.  Simon is one of America’s top 10 most-booked speakers on change, leadership, and customer experience. He’s shared his wisdom on cultural transformation, personal and professional leadership development, relationship building, and creating platinum service opportunities across six continents. Join us… read more

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

Improve Team Performance By Implementing Proven Leadership Strategies

  If every organization is different, how can you expect to practice the same leadership strategies as the rest? Despite inevitable differences, all leaders possess common, essential responsibilities: influence, engage and encourage others. The language of leadership is universal, and virtually every organization will execute it in its own way. Although, personalization is vital in… read more

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