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 >

Intendaware: How to Systematically Increase Your Self-Confidence

Confidence comes from the Latin word confide, which means to entrust. Self-confidence, then, is about learning to trust yourself with yourself. Just as it takes experiences over time to trust others, trusting in your own experience of life requires that same kind of intention and attention. Remember the first time you sat behind the steering wheel of a car to Read More >

How To Use Anger To Strengthen Trust

Seeking understanding is the last thing we want to do when someone has offended us, tainted our reputation, or put us in harm’s way. It’s far easier to hold tightly to our beliefs, keep our anger, and strengthen our story by gathering all the necessary data and buy-in from others. It’s risky to seek their perspective and listen openly and Read More >

3 Critical Steps Leaders Need To Achieve More with Less Staff

Struggling with a small staff? Need to find a way to get the ones you have fully engaged? Here are three key steps to take: Clarify Outcomes Beyond shareholder value, bonuses and becoming “the best,” consider gaining clarity and communicating consistently these three elements: How does your product/service contribute to your customers’ needs? And, how does your company/team deliver the Read More >

How To Use Anger To Strengthen Trust

Seeking understanding is the last thing we want to do when someone has offended us, tainted our reputation, or put us in harm’s way. It’s far easier to hold tightly to our beliefs, keep our anger, and strengthen our story by gathering all the necessary data and buy-in from others. It’s risky to seek their perspective and listen openly and Read More >

The Danger of Crying at Work

During the Q&A session of a panel discussion I was a part of recently, a woman stood up and asked, “Is it okay to cry at work?” Previous to that moment, I would have said, “Of course, it’s okay to cry.” But I held my tongue because of the words I’d heard Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC, say during a Read More >

Are You a Grit or an Oat?

Looking up at his battered face, I longed to understand his experience of the world. I tried to imagine how the twelve-year old he once was ended up in prison? How had he even survived a gunshot to the head? How had he made it past eighteen, much less to thirty-four? Nearly a year ago, Daniel found his way to Read More >

Time-tested strategies for motivating your team by Tom Ziglar

In this exclusive interview, Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc., disclosures Ziglar’s time-tested formula for:   Getting your team to care, Inspiring excellence in others, Discovering your vision, Building trust, and Building and strengthening communities, and company cultures.   Throughout the interview, Tom also shares his own challenges with living in the shadow of his fathers work, and how he Read More >

Keep Quiet or Risk Offending Them!

Have you ever wanted someone on your team to change a behavior in order to make your job easier or better? You want to say something to them, but you don’t want to offend them. What do you do? While swimming at Meadowbrook Fitness Center a few days ago, a distraught lady pointed to another swimmer who was sharing her Read More >

Exclusive Interview with Wayne Coffey

How do you develop trust on your team? How do you even know you have picked the right team members? How do you align your people with your vision? Are values even important? In this interview with Wayne Coffey, CEO and Founder of Coffey & Company, he shares his journey from wrangling cattle to harnessing talent. Through his story, you Read More >