What Are Driving Forces And Why Should You Care

We all have a core driving force, or a motivation, that launches us into action and fuels our whole world. But the impact of driving forces, what motivates us, isn’t always visible. As team members and leaders, considering the impact of these driving forces will make a huge difference in the success of our team and the engagement of our people (ourselves included!).

How to Identify & Leverage Individual Motivation

How to Identify & Use Your Team’s Driving Forces

“People just don’t want to work.”  I’m hearing this idea more and more despite the fact that it simply isn’t true. People do want to work when the work motivates them. That leads to the next assumption statement. “Isn’t everybody motivated by ______________” (fill in the blank)?   We make assumptions that what motivates us is […]

Why You Should Use DISC to Understand Your Team

Is your team as successful as they could be? The DISC assessment is not only a fantastic personal development tool, but it’s an essential resource for getting the most and the best from your team. Here are three ways DISC can be used to understand and improve your team. Conflict Resolution When working with teams […]

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 […]