3 Ways to Get People of Diverse Backgrounds to Help Each Other

Ever find yourself frustrated and annoyed with the lack of diversity within the higher ranks of your organization? You’ve done the research and know that diversity enhances creativity and innovation, yet you haven’t been able to move the ball forward with respect to retention of women and minorities. What gives? “75% of our senior staff are white men, and while Read More >

The Purpose of Pain—Using Rage To Heal… TEDxTalk

In June of 2016 I received a call from Helen, the woman responsible for TEDxUMD 2017. A mutual friend recommended me as a speaker, and Helen wanted to know if I would be interested in delivering a TEDxTalk on February 18, 2017. “Absolutely,” I responded, “Delivering a TEDxTalk is on my bucket list.” “Great! What’s your topic?” Helen asked. Considering Read More >

A Simple Strategy to Get What You Want Out of Your Career

“Why don’t they put more time and attention to that client? If they don’t, they might lose them.” “Can’t they see I would be excellent in that position? Why don’t they consider me?” “Don’t they understand that if they’d just have more team building activities throughout the year everyone would work better together? Collaboration clearly improved after our yearly retreat.” Read More >

Yes, You Can Relax and Challenge Yourself En Route to Success

Ever find yourself in the middle of a project, a workout, or maybe even a master’s degree, concentrating on getting through the experience so you can finally get to the finish line, thinking you can relax and enjoy after you’re done? You put your head down, minimize distractions (sometimes to the detriment of other areas of your life), and force Read More >

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 >

The Real Reason You Cannot Say No

Busy, overwhelmed “Yeser’s” listen up. Yes, there’s a reason we keep getting asked to take on more—we say “Yes,” and we are the one’s who will make sure the job gets done, even if our other projects suffer and we wind up sick from exhaustion. Why do we keep getting picked to do the project? Because we are driven doers. Read More >

Check out These 9 Daily Habits of Successful People

While sitting in a plush conference room, staring out at a beautiful lake, and sipping the green tea that was automatically dispensed for me at the push of a button, I found myself eager to get to know the gentleman responsible for building this empire. He was a handsome man in his late forties, wearing a sharp-looking suit, and walked Read More >

5 Pitfalls To Growth, And What To Do About Them

Without growth, companies, teams, leaders, and careers stagnate. Stagnation leads to hording, silos, distrust, conflict, and tension. Without a growth-provoking intervention, such stagnation quickly causes complacency, hording of resources, turnover, or worse yet, disengagement. Disengaged employees not only fail to do their best work, but they actively share their negativity with colleagues and customers alike, sabotaging your reputation and halting Read More >

What’s The Yelp In Your Life?

Have you ever found yourself reading the comments section for a restaurant you found on Yelp (or another similar application) and thought to yourself, “How is this place even in business?” Or, “Wow, I’ve got to try this place!” While restaurant owners reap many benefits from Yelp, few cash in on one of the most valuable elements of these online Read More >

Here’s What Happens When You Believe In Your Team

Two of the greatest lies destroying our workforce today are: we can’t earn a living using our God-given talents & my employees don’t care. In reality, we all want to use our natural talents to help our team, company, community, country, and our world—we just don’t always believe we can, and so we unconsciously sabotage ourselves in the process. Great Read More >