Category: Leadership

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Posted by Steve BradyPosted on Leadership

2020-09-28

Even in the most successful of workplaces, situations can arise that call for a much-needed conversation with employees. “At small companies, relationships can be generally more intensive (you spend a lot of time with a small number of colleagues!) and that can make it harder to create the space and time for difficult conversations and sharing tough feedback.” Says Toby … Read More

Successfully Shaping Company Culture

Posted by Rachel HauckPosted on Leadership

2020-09-15

The modern workplace is a culmination of all ages, genders, races, and religions. With such a diverse workforce, it is important that your business operates in an inclusive and positive manner. The main way to set the tone for your business is by establishing a positive company culture. Company culture can be defined as, “a set of shared values, goals, … Read More

How to Lead a Successful Virtual Meeting

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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2020 has been a year of change for a lot of us. We have all had to change a lot of our daily routines and habits. Our kids are going to school online, and our kitchen tables have become our new office. In such unprecedented times, we still need to keep things as normal as possible. Business meetings are a … Read More

Multi Generations in the Workplace

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Leadership

2020-08-19 (1)

The current retirement age in the United States is 67 years old. Also, in the USA, you can begin working at age 14 (or 16 depending on the state.) This means there can be as many as 5 different generations of people working in the same workplace at one point in time. It is important to learn the differences and … Read More

Reasons to Have a Mentor to Guide Your Success as a Leader

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

2020-07-23

When you first start down your career path, it can easily become overwhelming without proper guidance. Having someone there who has traveled down the same path before you can prove to be valuable in your personal and professional life. Continue reading to learn more reasons having a mentor may be a smart choice for you.  Motivation Having a mentor is … Read More

The Importance of Leading by Example

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Leadership

2020-07-13 (1)

You can tell your employees what to do until you are blue in the face, but if you aren’t practicing what you are preaching, your team may not respond well. You are the main example for your employees, so it is absolutely crucial that you lead by example. Creating Cohesiveness If you want your team to follow procedures or do … Read More

Why Regular Training is Important to Your Organization

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention

2020-07-13

Children are not the only people who are capable of obtaining new knowledge. It is important to learn new things every day, whether it be for your own personal enrichment, or to help move you forward in your career. This is an idea that you should share with your employees every day. Keep reading to learn more about the importance … Read More

Why Saying ‘No’ Is An Important Aspect Of Business Growth

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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When you first start out, telling someone “no” may terrify you. I think Warren Buffett said it best, “Really successful people say no to almost everything.” There are many reasons why sometimes saying “no” is the best move for you and your business. Prioritization A large number of business owners share the common fear of “missing out” on a good … Read More

Best Ways To Keep Your Company Mission Top Of Mind

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership

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Your company’s mission statement is the basis for why you began the business in the first place. The daily tasks of running a business can start to feel overwhelming and tiresome. Reminding yourself and your team of why you are doing what you are doing is an essential way to keep passion and care in your daily work routine. Employee … Read More

The Top 5 Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Leadership

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Podcasts are a uniquely 21st-century creation. Podcasts cover a wide variety of topics from business, to self-help; basically any topic you can think of. Besides offering entertainment in our daily lives, there is a lot of great information you can take away from podcasts. In this article, we will list the top podcasts that focus on business. 1. TED Talks … Read More

5 Most Common Performance Evaluation Methods

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes

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It’s smart practice to conduct ongoing performance reviews of your employees so they know what is continually expected of them. It will also give you great insight into what employees are thinking and if anything needs to be changed or looked into further. There are a variety of methods; here are some of the most common: 1. Self Evaluation/Peer Review … Read More