Why Should You Know Your WHY?

Why Should You Know Your WHY?

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out WHY.”  ~ Mark Twain  As a leader, you’ve probably heard it’s important to start with “why.” Simon Sinek wrote a whole book about it. In fact, there are over 96,000 books on Amazon on the same topic. But why should you know your WHY?  In today’s environment,…

The 4 Trust-Building Behaviors of a High-Performing Team

The 4 Trust-Building Behaviors of a High-Performing Team

You are not an untrustworthy person, but does your team trust you? Just being trustworthy is not enough. Being trustworthy isn’t the same as building trust. Trust is the number-one foundation to building a high-performing team. Hundreds of books have been written about how to build trust. Studies have shown that trust and engagement have…

Celebrate Your Achievements Before Focusing on the New Year

Celebrate Your Achievements Before Focusing on the New Year

As the year comes to a close, many leaders are already moving on to the goals and plans of the new year. It’s easy to get moving on to the next thing before we celebrate our successes and achievements.  Celebration honors the work that has been done and shows gratitude to the people who accomplished it.  It…

How to Develop Accountability in Your Team

How to Develop Accountability in Your Team

Most leaders want teams who are self-directed, responsible, and accountable. Throughout our time working with multiple organizations, we have noticed that a team’s or individual’s level of engagement and performance boils down to one fundamental factor: personal responsibility.   When looking at the personal responsibility of an individual, we can divide it into two opposing outlooks: “Other-Directed” and “Self-Directed.” It is crucial to understand the difference when building a highly productive team.   Other-Directed people…

How Gratitude Builds Trust with Your Team
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How Gratitude Builds Trust with Your Team

Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future. Francois Fenelon Alignment starts with a foundation of trust. Employees first and foremost trust leaders who trust them and treat them with respect. They trust leaders who are receptive to their thoughts, ideas and opinions and demonstrate that by asking them for their…

How Prepared Are You to Lead through Change and Uncertainty?
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How Prepared Are You to Lead through Change and Uncertainty?

To grow and thrive in today’s environment, organizations need to be agile. If you want to have an agile workplace, then you need to have an agile leadership team. How is your leadership? Often, we see leaders crackdown on their team with command and control instead of responding with agility. We have found that agile leadership not only leads to better…