Difficult Conversations Managers

7 Reasons Your Managers Aren’t Having Tough Conversations

Have you noticed that your managers are reluctant to have those tough, but necessary, conversations with their employees? When those conversations are had, do they tend not to be as direct as they could be? Do the employees not hear what was intended? Do managers simply “Hint and Hope” that their employees will eventually get […]

Management Lessons from Brexit

Lessons From the Brexit

What can we learn from the potential Brexit (Britain’s exit from the EU) on creating and improving High Performing Teams? Values and Beliefs must match. Margaret Thatcher knew the EU was doomed from the beginning because the beliefs and values among the members were just too different. Things were great for a long time, but […]

Leadership

Diets, Leadership and New Year’s Resolutions: 8 Leadership Basics

The number and variety of diet books being published each year constantly amazes me. I am sure 2016 will be no exception. Can there really be so much new and original thought out there to justify both the publishing and purchasing of all these titles? We spend millions. Most of it wasted. A recent search […]

DISC Styles

Holiday Party Styles

As we all head off to various parties in these last few weeks of the holiday season, here are some quick tips for determining the behavioral style of your fellow party goers based on their drink of choice. Try your hand at identifying as many people’s style as possible. It’s a great game to play […]

DISC Styles in Politics

Let’s Cut Jeb Bush Some Slack

If you watched the most recent Republican debate, or any of the past three for that matter, you’ve seen Jeb Bush have some not so fine moments. In the most recent debate, his one would-be zinger, aimed at Marco Rubio, was turned right back against him. Rubio got all the applause and Jeb was, once […]

Clearly Defined Roles

How the USWNT Could Benefit from Clearly Defined Expectations

In case you were unaware, the US Women’s National Soccer Team is currently playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Thus far the US managed to make it out of the so called “group of death” and past the Round of 16 to move into the quarterfinals. The Stars and Stripes are currently […]

Seizing Opportunity

Seizing Opportunity… and a Triple Crown

For those of you that watched the Belmont Stakes over the weekend, you were privileged enough to see history being made, in more ways than one. Yes, American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown, only the 12th horse to do so, but history was also made for racing sports marketing. As Victor Espinoza was hoisted up […]

TTI Success Insights

TTI Success Insights Wins First Place at LEAD 500

We are extremely proud and excited to announce that the assessment company that we work with, TTI Success Insights has won first place in the LEAD 500 competition. TTI is constantly innovating and improving their assessments and the world is starting to notice. Read the following press release to learn more about the award and […]

March Madness

Every year when the NCAA Tournament rolls around, one thing becomes very clear: no matter what seed you are coming into the tournament, you can write your own story. That’s why they call it March Madness after all. And this year has been no exception. The first round was full of upsets the most drastic […]

Empathy vs Sympathy

Empathy vs. Sympathy

What does it truly mean to be empathetic? For those who lack empathy it can be a tough concept to wrap your head around. To make things worse, there’s another “pathy” word out there, Sympathy. Isn’t that the same thing as empathy? Aren’t they interchangeable? The answer is NO! Sympathy and empathy are NOT one […]