What Happens When You Put Off Leadership Development?

Is Leadership Development a Luxury or Necessity? Leadership development appears to be one of those luxury items, something that the company can live without.  And it is, or is it?  What happens when you have leaders that need to develop good skills and the…

Holiday Leadership Lessons: Spirit is Contagious

Holiday Leadership Lessons from the Movies: Elf: Enthusiasm Is Contagious Take a six-foot tall adopted elf named Buddy (played by Will Ferrell) who wants to find his birth father, make that father the prickly James Caan, and throw them together  in the midst of…

Are You Dreading Year End Performance Appraisals?

Employee Performance Appraisals Can Be Positive and Effective! Do you  sit in your office dreading the conversation with employees around performance an their annual performance appraisal? Do you wish the performance appraisal would just be over with? Have you ever procrastinated the employee performance…

Manager Demands Negatively Impact Employee Performance

A small company had a staff team that was dedicated to their work, but challenged by their manager/business owner.   His expectations were high but his ability to communicate effectively about expectations low.  Instead of clearly communicating what tasks needed to be completed in advance…