The Art of the Start: A New Place to Lead

The Art of the Start: A New Place to Lead

  When beginning a new job, especially in a leadership role, the first 100 days set the tone.      Try these practices for a good start:   1.  Doing good is better than looking good. Do the right things the right way. Unfortunately, all of us can...
What’s Better Than a Pay Raise?

What’s Better Than a Pay Raise?

For years, Organizational Researchers have been telling us that affirmation motivates people more than financial incentives.    People thrive on praise. If you want to keep good people on your team, look for ways to affirm them. Most people value sincere appreciation...
The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love it so much we put our Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving!   You have to admit Santa is a pretty cool dude. And he also has skills when it comes to leadership.   Here are a few of Santa’s leadership secrets: 1. ...
How To Succeed As A Team

How To Succeed As A Team

I have always been fascinated by the teams that succeed while others fail. The same is true in sports, business, or non-profit organizations.  Here are 4 Things Teams Need to Succeed 1.  A team needs a purpose that excites them. Every team needs to be inspired.  2.  A...