Hard work isn’t always the best work. Society tends to confuse working hard with being busy. So it only makes sense that being busy, overworked, and constantly climbing a monumental to-do list makes you a hard worker, right?
In a crowd or one-on-one, employees look to leaders for direction and gain more from non-verbal cues than words.
Behind every successful leader is a team of associates with one goal in mind - ensuring the others succeed. Whether you’re the CEO, manager, or junior associate, focus on the team members in your direct chain of command. You might make sure a hard-working subordinate gets the limelight they deserve, but do you focus on making your manager more successful, too?
When specific, steadfast demands are brought to the table, negotiation exists in one dimension. One-dimensional challenges facilitate binary solutions. Will the answer be yes? Or no?
Key leadership traits often include words like accountability, persistence, and agility. However, one of the most overlooked and underutilized characteristics is gratitude. Research has proven that people who are grateful not only seek out more success, they draw more success to their lives. Gratitude can foster a bond, promote loyalty, and encourage mutual support.
There are two very specific questions every organization must ask. Who are our customers and what is our core competency?
As leaders and entrepreneurs, we find boundless energy to cultivate positivity and growth. We recognize potential and we invest our time. We take the initiative to go above and beyond - mentoring the next generation of leaders, halting our own tasks to provide guidance and solutions, and staying until the job is done. We refuse to put off anything worth doing.
The majority of unethical decisions don’t stem from intention, they grow from haste. What begins as a seemingly small, unimportant exception can easily become a habitual bending of the rules.
Workplace diversity matters. Data has proven that inclusion promotes an innovative, more intelligent, and dedicated staff, which leads to increased performance and revenue. As a leader, how do you get there?
Successful businesses are well rewarded for their ability to meet stakeholder demands, and the most invested proponent of any business is its community. Business engagement - through educational programs, participation on advisory boards, philanthropy, or otherwise - provides a two-fold reward.It promotes long-term economic stability and growth in the local area, and the future availability of resources your business needs to succeed.