Human Connection

Last week we spoke at an international conference for managing partners of accounting firms (in person!). We were struck by the wide range of current work situations, from fully back in the office to fully hunkered down at home, depending on the country and state.  Amongst all their differences, there was one clear common challenge:…

Power of Positive Coaching

The fourth growth factor in the healthy growth process is positive coaching. Like world class athletes, people at work reach their full potential when they are positively and frequently coached. Gallup research has reinforced this need for today’s workers who want a coach instead of a boss and ongoing coaching conversations instead of annual reviews.…

Order is Freedom

Much of what we do is help leaders and their organizations create order. This order might come in the form of a crisp meeting rhythm, culture alignment, a clear growth plan, an accountability process, a consistent way of communicating, or a defined approach to developing future leaders.  Predictably, the client’s newfound order frees them up…

Engaging Hearts and Minds

Strategy is 90% execution, and 90% of execution is people. So, if you can engage your team’s minds and hearts, you will get a BIG payoff – discretionary effort. Employees willingly giving their precious resources – time and energy – to achieve goals. In short, they will act like owners of the business. That’s the…

Team Building at Home

At work we often talk about team building.  Those intentional activities that bond together workmates as they engage in a shared experience.  This might include staff working together on a common goal or competing against each other for bragging rights. When done well, team building knits together the social fabric of a team to make…

Healthy Leaders Inspire

This field-tested healthy growth process is aligned with the unique needs of today’s worker and the requirements for today’s leader. It predictably yields healthy growth for you, your employees, and your business. Leadership is a force multiplier when it comes to the healthy growth. The leader sets the vision and expectations for the five growth…

Leading on Purpose

Cheryl Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer for Paylocity and has been a client at two different companies, Fossil and ULTA Beauty. During one of our original discussions years ago, we talked about how creating a compelling purpose can ignite a personal passion to go the extra mile. Cheryl was reflecting on one of her first…

Simple Truths of Growth

This past year certainly forced many of us to grow in ways we would have never imagined and faster than we could have ever imagined. Here are the simple truths of growth: What gets watered grows. Growth is a choice. Growth occurs when you are uncomfortable. When you help others grow, you grow. Growth opportunities are limitless.…