practical leadership

Sales, Enjoyment and Love with Andy Bounds

In this episode of The Leadership Habit, Jenn DeWall chats with sales expert, international speaker, award-winning author, and award-winning consultant Andy Bounds about how to be more influential, improving your sales, and enjoying life! Andy has spoken in 35+ countries, to audiences of all sizes. He has delivered keynotes at the Professional Speakers Association conference,… read more

The Number 1 Killer of Focus in the Workplace

We all know that focus in the workplace is key to high performance. So why do we have such a hard time doing it? Focus in the workplace is more powerful than brains or brawn or technology for achieving greater productivity and results. So, what keeps us from being able to focus? The number one… read more

6 Fundamentals of Focus

Multitasking is out. Focus is in. Do you understand what focus in your organization and on your team means? Make sure you are able to continue to engage a highly productive team by applying these six fundamentals of focus. 1. Everyone is focused Everyone is focused on something. The problem is: are they focused on… read more

Business Acumen At All Levels Is Key To Growing Your Business

Develop your team’s business acumen at every level of your organization to improve engagement, increase productivity, and grow your business. Everyone is aware that business acumen is important to growing business—and furthering your career. What managers and leaders often overlook is the importance of developing business acumen in employees at every level of the organization.… read more

Problem Solving for Good

Why do so many leaders miss the first step in problem solving? I have read (and written) so many articles on effective problem solving. Each one provides it’s own variation of an “X Step” process to effectively solving problems. Everyone, at this point, knows that we need to first take the time to collect and… 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

How To Stimulate Innovation In Your Organization

Innovation = Stimulus x Prototyping x Self Confidence ÷ Arbitrary Rules Do you want to know the one big secret to stimulating innovation in your team? It’s simple, let people try out their ideas. Not just create them, but actually try them out. You see, employees need a balance of simulation, prototyping, and self-confidence in order… read more

What Makes Team Communication Different From Group Communication?

How the principles of team communication work in your organization can have a great impact on your team’s ability to produce results. There are some very key differences between a team and a work group. One of the simplest differences to spot are in how people communicate with each other. A truly successful team will… 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