3 Ways to Use DISC in Designing a High-Performance Team

3 Ways to Use DISC in Designing a High-Performance Team

When you consider the criteria for a new hire, how much weight do you give to how they are going to behave? While you likely use behavioral interviewing questions, they are subjective – both for the person answering the question and the person asking the question. Because we all have biases, it is important to […]

4 Key Components of a Successful Team

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Not only does it matter that the team shares values, but also that they define those values, like respect, integrity, and collaboration, in similar ways

3 Reasons Why Leaders Need to Face Their Fear

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Self-awareness is the foundation of all aspects of emotional intelligence (EQ). Leaders (and their teams) benefit when the leader is able to no only recognize their emotions but determine how to respond to them. Managing your reactions allows you to stay in control and do the work that needs to get done, instead of being held hostage by what you’re experiencing internally.

How to Become a Self-Aware Leader and Why it Matters

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Self-awareness is a key leadership skill, one that most leaders overlook and most employees focus on intently. We know self-awareness is essential for growth. If you don’t know where you are, you won’t know what steps to take to reach your goals. But more importantly, a lack of self-awareness impacts our emotional intelligence which directly […]

How to Make Sure You’re Setting the Right Goals for 2023

We’re closing out another year and planning ahead for the next. As leaders who value our people and the success of our companies, our ultimate goal should be to grow our people so we can grow our business. Regardless of how you define it, growth is about knowing where you are, and where you’re going, […]

Gratitude: The Essential Leadership Skill You Might Be Missing

It’s that time of year. Everyone is talking about gratitude. Gratitude is more than just a great mindfulness practice or mood enhancer. It’s an essential leadership skill. Gratitude can go a long way in creating and maintaining a work culture that results in higher engagement, lower turnover rates and higher productivity.  Here are four reasons […]

How To Get The Most of Your Strategic Planning

In the age of Zoom, hybrid meetings, and conference calls, we hear the familiar refrain: this could have been an email. While that may be true of many meetings, that could not be further from the truth for strategic planning. Strategic planning is essential to your business, and while it takes time, it is well […]

The Future of Leadership

What I love about leadership is that it is constantly evolving.  None of us will ever get to the point where we look around and say, “well, that’s it. I’ve done it”. Whether you’ve been working the same job for 20 years or you’re completely brand new, there’s still something new to learn and explore […]

Onboarding That Aligns with Your Mission

Having a solid mission statement can make any onboarding process a million times better. When you’ve got a clear foundational rock with a mission that is so strong and compelling, the next step is to take it to each team member and say “how does your role contribute to the mission”? If someone in your […]