Leadership And The ROI of Employee Training Programs

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Corporate Training is on the Rise! With corporate employee development programs on the rise, there’s good reason to want the biggest return on your training investment!    According to Forbes,  spending on corporate training has grown to over $70 billion in … Continue reading

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3 Myths Supervisors in “Right to Work States” Can’t Afford to Believe!

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3 Myths Supervisors in “Right to Work States” Can’t Afford to Believe! As of this writing, there are 24 of the United States who have adopted Right to Work legislation.  Despite the ongoing debate surrounding these laws, it’s common for … Continue reading

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Great Leaders Delegate & Here’s Why!

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If you’re a leader who chooses not to delegate to others, then there is a good chance that you’re not as useful to your employer as you think you are. Supervisors use many excuses not to share the workload, but … Continue reading

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Communication Skills That Minimize Conflict!

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The workplace can certainly be a breeding ground for unwelcome conflict. After many years of dissecting conflict, I’ve found conflict is usually derived from misunderstandings that stem from two aspects of communication: how well we listen and how we communicate … Continue reading

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Hiring the Right Person: The Art of Developing Behavioral-Interview Questions

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If you want a list of questions to ask candidates during a job interview, one can easily type the term “job interview questions” into their favorite search engine. However, unless those job interview questions are structured a certain way, studies … Continue reading

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Cost-cutting Job Interview Strategies for Employers

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When employers conduct job interviews, they are doing so much more that just trying to find the right person for the job.   Whether or not the candidate leaves with a   positive first impression can affect the employer’s reputation!  When interviews are conducted … Continue reading

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The Art of Embracing Employee Resistance During “Staff Meetings”!

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Whether you call them “staff meetings” or “team meetings”, delivering information is one of the most important functions of a manager! Your credibility as a leader can be established or diminished based on how well you deliver both good and bad news. … Continue reading

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Attention Supervisors: Hold Employees Accountable! No Excuses!

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The supervisors who are all too eager to jump on poor performance unfairly are usually the ones who come to mind when we think of “toxic supervisors”. However, poor morale, high turnover, incompetence and preventable expenses spread like wild fire … Continue reading

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Research & the ROI of Leadership Coaching!

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“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: that is – to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.”          — Harvard Business Review “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance.  It is helping … Continue reading

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A Consultant or a Leadership Coach: What’s The Difference?

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In my mission to unlock an organization’s potential and optimize employee performance, I provide consulting and leadership coaching in addition to leadership training.  I often get asked what the difference is between a leadership coach and a consultant. What would … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Board’s Role in Employee Development!

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Ensuring that an organization has systems to sustain long and short term growth is a major function of the nonprofit board of directors.  Enjoying  some immunity from the potential deleterious effects of  the external environment is necessary if a board … Continue reading

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Unleash “Self-Awareness” & Bring On Effective Leadership!

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The art of how leaders make decisions has been the subject of academic studies for years.  The myriad of leadership studies all have the following in common:  Much of what affects the decisions we make, occurs at a very deep … Continue reading

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Retrain the Employee or Fix The Corporate Culture? You Decide….

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A supervisor has many tools at their disposal that they can use to correct poor employee performance.  They may provide coaching, corrective discipline or role modeling. They may choose to ignore the problem.  Furthermore, they may send the employee to … Continue reading

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Strategic Considerations for the Economic “Upturn”

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  Strategic Considerations for the Economic “Upturn” Since the onset of the 2007-2009 recession, employers have had to make a myriad of difficult decisions in order to keep their doors opened for business.  With the effects of the longest economic … Continue reading

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Leadership Coaching: Your Weapon in the War for Talent

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Beware!  Just when you need your top performers the most, recent research indicates that they’re waiting for the job market to improve so that they can leave your company! According to a recent study, 32% of US Workers were seriously … Continue reading

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