Why Establishing Core Values is a Waste of Time and Money

Company culture experts urge leaders to establish clearly defined values to serve as a guide for decisions and behaviors throughout an organization. To ensure they have the best representation of the values shared among those in leadership, companies often spend gobs of cash and time on experts who ultimately produce a document aligning the most common ideals. Mounted on the Read More >

Get Your Team to Work Together, and Improve Performance: Misti Burmeister Interviewed on Aha Radio

Leaders want to be effective, and employees want to succeed, so why what gets in the way? Why do challenges like generational differences (and other differences) impede performance, wreck havoc on innovation, and cause unnecessary revenue loss? Better yet, what are the most effective leaders and companies doing to increase passion, performance, innovation, and collaboration? Throughout this interview, I share Read More >

Do You Unknowingly Do This to Your Employees?

What causes employees to shut down and stop sharing their innovative ideas? Why do they lose the enthusiasm they once shared with gusto? Through this podcast, you’ll get a first-hand experience of one employee sharing her very real experience of being shut down. You’ll also discover the secret ingredients of innovation and enthusiasm. Listen in! ——– Thanks to Dexter Britain and Read More >

How to Keep Good People

Negative people drain the energy of your entire team, and they encourage good people, with positive energy to leave. No one wants to spend time with negative people. But how to you fuel the good energy, and let the negative ones shift accordingly? What is it that good people, with positive energy, look for within companies and leaders that they Read More >

How to Know When Rules will Wreck Creativity

“When your team is having fun, they’ll have greater access to the resources inside their heads to creatively solve problems.” — Misti Burmeister Fifteen years ago, I strolled into the pool area at my university, prepared to walk out with my lifeguard certification. Thinking I was tough and could muscle my way through it, I never bothered to practice. Ten minutes into Read More >

Why Is Employee Engagement so Hard?

“Without a strong and compelling vision, it’s easy to get caught up in a “this is mine” mentality that blocks them from sharing resources and collaborating.”— Misti Burmeister Most leaders know that disengagement is brutal on the bottom line. In fact, “active disengagement” costs U.S. companies $450 to $550 billion each year, according to a recent Gallup poll. Considering most executives Read More >

How to Get Your Team to Play Nice

“Once team members realize they all want the same thing, they’ll be much more motivated to work together.” — Misti Burmeister Do your team members bicker and argue over resources or the best way to approach certain problems? Do they compete when they should be collaborating? Or stew quietly when they don’t get their way? Anytime a group of people work closely together, there Read More >

It is human nature to focus on the risks that are not common knowledge, not within our control, and are not well understood by the experts, as brilliantly noted by Morgan Housel in this article. In the vast majority of companies, the most common concerns about financial longevity are related to terms such as; strategy, profit & loss, risk management, Read More >