HOW TO HANDLE A TEAM REORGANIZATION DURING A COMPANY MERGER & ACQUISITION

Merging with another company can put a decrease on employee morale. When this happens there are the possibility of layoffs, relocation, and a lot of overall change. Employees may become a part of a different team, new location, and even a new country – all with the same expectation of making great work and overall […]

IS LEAN SIX SIGMA RIGHT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

The Lean Six Sigma was originally created to eliminate waste and improve manufacturing quality to no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Banks have used the Lean Six Sigma to support their growth strategy, financial services companies have used it to put mergers on track, and retailers have used it to increase efficiency while […]

MEETING FATIGUE AND HOW MUCH MEETINGS COST A COMPANY

Have you ever felt mentally or physically exhausted from attending so many meetings? Some days it can feel like all you do is attend meetings and if we are being honest, some of them seem to be a waste of time. It has been found that an excessive amount of meetings can take away from […]

HOW LOUSY LEADERSHIP AFFECTS EMPLOYEE RETENTION

Having strong and effective leaders in a company is vital. If a company manager lacks in the ability to guide and provide direction or coach and motivate staff members, the company’s morale can suffer. Having poor leaders can have multiple negative effects on the staff and company overall. Keep reading below to see how lousy […]

LEADING IDEAS FOR MIDDLE MANAGEMENT

When middle management is not given the opportunity to succeed, the effects can trickle down into various levels of employees – leaving one department looking bad, senior management! Focusing your attention on these managers will yield positive results and make your company highly effective. For the best way to lead your middle management, follow these […]

HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND LEVERAGE YOUR PERSONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE

Knowing your leadership style can affect how you influence your employees, or your team so it’s important to identify which style you may fall under. Even more so, your leadership style affects how you complete your workload and influence people around you. Take a look at these common leadership styles to see which one you […]

SKILLS THAT WILL ENSURE A PROMOTION

Two people can start their career in the same position, with the same duties. One eventually becomes a Vice-President and the other is let go. While some call it fate, others simply see the differences between the two employees and compensate them accordingly. Leaders know what to look for and they easily identify winning skills. […]

HOW LEADERS CAN LISTEN WITH MORE EMPATHY

Whether you are a people- or process-oriented leader makes a difference in your style. Either way, you will be interacting with different people. Even if you are uncomfortable in this part of your role, you can practice certain techniques that will make you more effective. One of those things you can work on is the […]

OVERCOMING FEAR IN LEADERSHIP

In society, leaders are vaulted and viewed as unflappable and fearless. No one would assume that Winston Churchill or Dwight D. Eisenhower was anything less than capable of the positions they held. Leaders, however, are subject to many of the same insecurities that their subordinates face. Oftentimes, the difference is the confidence those individuals have […]

BECOMING A BETTER LEADER THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS

The best leaders are the ones who fully understand their own capabilities, talents, and skills. Compensation and delegation allow them to fill in for the areas in which they lack.● PEOPLE OR PROCESS: Very few people are equal in both realms. Most find themselves either dealing with personalities and emotions, or numbers and data. While […]