Category Archives: Productivity

How to Go With the Flow and Engage Your Team

Superior teams—teams where employees are excited and engaged—know how to go with the flow. The flow we’re talking about is not mindless, carefree moments of allowing oneself to be pulled or pushed by circumstances like a piece of paper being … Continue reading

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In the absence of information, people will make it up!

The power of communication as an effective leadership tool cannot be overstated! In study after study, research has validated the fact that employees feel more empowered and engaged when they are kept in the loop about company information. Employees will … Continue reading

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How to Handle the 3 Toughest Behaviors in the Work Environment

Everyone knows that the toughest part of any management job is dealing with people! In fact, we know of some outstanding technicians who were rewarded by their companies by promoting them to supervisory roles … only to have these amazing … Continue reading

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Crystallize Your Mission: 2 Questions to Engage Your Team

At your next staff meeting, have one slide displayed for everyone to see: A copy of the company’s mission statement. Use no other slides—no 20-page handout—no prepared script. Simply welcome your team, point to the slide, and just stand there … Continue reading

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Gotta Dance! 3 Tips to Bring Joy and Engagement to the Workplace

Those of you who know us know one of our passions is ballroom dancing—so it makes sense we would use dance as  metaphor to help leaders strengthen their ability to engage employees and bring joy to the workplace. In one … Continue reading

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8 Principles and 4 Questions Every Leader Needs to Know

Every leader wants a staff of people who take initiative, stay accountable, and creatively work to support the team of which they are a part. But it does not happen automatically! Check out this article, which focuses on a Key … Continue reading

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Junk Pile Management: How Leaders Can Engage Employees

We’re going to ask you to ‘fix’ something in your work environment in this blogcast. It will require your getting all of your folks involved, at all levels. It’s the kind of workplace improvement that’ll reap incredible rewards: improve morale, … Continue reading

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How to Beat Procrastination: The 10-Minute Jump Start

Do not put this technique off until tomorrow! (We’re messing with you)! Seriously, procrastination is a self-defeating habit that can literally destroy careers and decimate your bottom line. We have found that most man­agers and supervisors perpetuate a pattern of … Continue reading

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