22 04, 2020

Attention leaders: all eyes are on you

2020-04-22T09:26:40+00:00

Leadership IS example. You don't lead people by what you say to them; you lead them by what they see you do. Consider yourself on display. Realize that—for better or worse—you ARE a role model for your team members. Your attitude and actions serve as a constant point of reference for coworkers struggling to make [...]

Attention leaders: all eyes are on you2020-04-22T09:26:40+00:00
21 04, 2020

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity

2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00

The current situation we’re in has genuine heroes and genuine victims—and millions of us are somewhere in between. The truth is, everyone is stressed. This stress creates its own whirlpool which drags the passive down to the depths. In fact, stress ratchets up fastest if you surrender and decide you’re helpless. Just convince yourself there’s [...]

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00
17 04, 2020

Leaders need to pass out more psychological paychecks

2020-04-17T09:23:03+00:00

Psychological paychecks have always been important, but never more important than now. Their cost is next to nothing, yet the value is inestimable. Right now, you may not be in a position to give your team members more in terms of tangible rewards. Increases in pay or benefits may not be possible. But there’s no [...]

Leaders need to pass out more psychological paychecks2020-04-17T09:23:03+00:00
16 04, 2020

What can you ask of employees during a pandemic?

2020-04-16T08:51:17+00:00

Leading a remote team is challenging. Leading a remote team during a pandemic might be close to impossible. So, what can you rightfully ask of employees during times like these? Not blind loyalty. Right now, you need something different than just allegiance from employees. Loyalty can get lazy—or be misdirected. During changing and unstable times [...]

What can you ask of employees during a pandemic?2020-04-16T08:51:17+00:00
15 04, 2020

Now that you’re neck-deep in a crisis, it’s time to choose how to respond

2020-04-15T09:55:11+00:00

Finding your way forward We’re all a little shell shocked. Our ears are still ringing and eyes still blurry from the explosion of COVID-19 across the globe. We’ve now had a few weeks to absorb the blow, and it’s time to realize that we are standing at a crucial intersection and it’s essential that we [...]

Now that you’re neck-deep in a crisis, it’s time to choose how to respond2020-04-15T09:55:11+00:00
14 04, 2020

How to Keep Your Business Finances in Order During COVID-19

2020-04-16T10:18:26+00:00

If you are a business owner, you likely have experienced some of the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the economy, sending it into one of the worst recessions ever. Most business owners were not ready to handle the dramatic impacts that the coronavirus has had on [...]

How to Keep Your Business Finances in Order During COVID-192020-04-16T10:18:26+00:00
7 04, 2020

Weekly planning: the key to gaining staggering long-term results

2020-05-27T08:13:41+00:00

Here’s how to gain some control over your days by gaining some perspective and making weekly planning a habit. The truth is, weekly planning seems difficult right now—especially since we’re taking life a day at a time at the moment. Just staying in the moment and going with the flow takes all of our energy [...]

Weekly planning: the key to gaining staggering long-term results2020-05-27T08:13:41+00:00
31 03, 2020

Where are you on the journey through the 4 stages of change?

2021-06-04T08:03:08+00:00

Generally speaking, when we change, we experience 4 stages of change. We pass through four phases that are distinct and recognizable. The phases are the Denial Stage, the Resistance Stage, the Exploration Stage, and finally, the Commitment Stage. Let’s discover where you are on your path through. The surest way to lose your footing is [...]

Where are you on the journey through the 4 stages of change?2021-06-04T08:03:08+00:00
17 03, 2020

To our community: A letter of encouragement from CEO Keith Norris

2020-03-17T13:06:39+00:00

To Our Community: The Coronavirus is rapidly changing the way all of us live and do business. While we do not expect any direct impact in our ability to serve our customers, our primary concern is about helping our customers and their businesses weather the economic impact that may be coming. We have created a [...]

To our community: A letter of encouragement from CEO Keith Norris2020-03-17T13:06:39+00:00
17 03, 2020

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear

2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00

You are not a product of your circumstances. You are a product of your decisions. Just like most of you, we’re all experiencing some emotional and mental whiplash from the last few weeks. The Coronavirus is gripping the world's attention and rapidly changing the way all of us live and do business. It’s no longer [...]

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00
3 03, 2020

How to apply Scrum to your to-do list to get twice as much done in half the time

2020-03-03T07:38:05+00:00

Buckle up—because I’m about to sprint through this and explain why Scrum is a great approach to managing your to-do list and accomplishing your goals! We all have so many tasks to do. Too many little projects to take care of. Not just at work, but also at home. You have to clean out the [...]

How to apply Scrum to your to-do list to get twice as much done in half the time2020-03-03T07:38:05+00:00
18 02, 2020

Are you planning or procrastinating?

2020-02-19T08:15:53+00:00

How your planning is ruining your life. We’re all encouraged to plan. Plan ahead. Be responsible. Look before you leap. Plan before you act. After all, planning, brainstorming, soul-searching feels productive because you’re thinking about doing stuff. But take a closer look. If you’re not taking action, there’s no real difference between planning and procrastination. [...]

Are you planning or procrastinating?2020-02-19T08:15:53+00:00