19 03, 2019

Leader vs Manager: Set out to make a difference with your team

2019-04-17T18:52:41+00:00

It’s never about the role—it’s always about the goal Leadership is the difference between success and failure—both personal and professional. However, it’s not about having a title or designation such as leader vs manager. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Be [...]

Leader vs Manager: Set out to make a difference with your team2019-04-17T18:52:41+00:00
15 03, 2019

Trust: the defining factor of team success

2019-03-18T10:05:33+00:00

A team isn’t a group of people who work together, it’s a group of people who trust each other. Have you ever managed people who didn't trust one another? If you have, then you'll know how challenging and draining that can be. A team without trust isn't really a team: it's just a group of [...]

Trust: the defining factor of team success2019-03-18T10:05:33+00:00
27 02, 2019

Hacks to make your meetings more effective

2019-02-27T10:39:54+00:00

How to transform your meetings Meetings are either the most effective way of unleashing creative energy, or the most frustrating, time-wasting experience ever inflicted upon someone. In fact, more than 11 million business meetings will take place in the US today—if you’re attending or conducting one of them, here’s some ideas on how to make [...]

Hacks to make your meetings more effective2019-02-27T10:39:54+00:00
20 02, 2019

How to leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it

2019-02-20T14:36:38+00:00

Conflict happens, whether we want it to or not When you boil it down, conflict is just when one person’s desires are different from the other person. However, the emotions that conflict evokes can often make situations seem explosive. Most of us have a strong, gut-level reaction to conflict, including fear, avoidance, excitement, or dread. [...]

How to leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it2019-02-20T14:36:38+00:00
18 04, 2018

Leadership Qualities: What can the cult classic The Sandlot teach you?

2019-04-17T18:04:09+00:00

Examples of great leaders with leadership qualities can be found even in your own neighborhood baseball diamond. Just over 25 years ago, the world was introduced to Smalls, Squints, Ham Porter, Yeah Yeah, and of course Benny “the jet” Rodriguez in the cult classic Sandlot. Much of the film was actually filmed not far [...]

Leadership Qualities: What can the cult classic The Sandlot teach you?2019-04-17T18:04:09+00:00
20 03, 2018

First, let me finish. Then interrupt.

2019-01-10T18:56:28+00:00

One of the most common complaints we hear has to with something that is so fundamentally a part of the modern workplace, it’s almost impossible to avoid. In fact, we all have to deal with it. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded interruption. Here are a few suggestions about managing and minimizing workplace interruptions. Stop [...]

First, let me finish. Then interrupt.2019-01-10T18:56:28+00:00
21 02, 2018

All in: the promise of workplace diversity

2019-01-10T18:56:31+00:00

On a football team the most famous and recognizable player is usually the Quarterback. Most of us can name the quarterback’s of our favorite NFL teams, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Blake Bortles. But a lot fewer of us could actually name the left guard or the long snapper. While Quarterback’s are generally regarded as the [...]

All in: the promise of workplace diversity2019-01-10T18:56:31+00:00
31 10, 2017

3 ways to improve communication today

2019-01-10T18:56:34+00:00

Streamlining communication can definitely increase your personal productivity. In the NBC Sitcom “The Office” at one point one of the characters, Kevin Malone, decides to increase his productivity. Much to the chagrin of his coworkers he does this by eliminating what he deems to be unnecessary words. As he says, “Why waste time say lot [...]

3 ways to improve communication today2019-01-10T18:56:34+00:00
26 10, 2017

3 steps to reaching the top

2019-01-10T18:56:35+00:00

Mountain climbers have known it all along: Reaching the top involves performing three steps over and over again. These are the same steps that will help you implement and manage change in your company. Not far from our downtown Salt Lake City offices are the Wasatch Mountains that offer world-class skiing and several of [...]

3 steps to reaching the top2019-01-10T18:56:35+00:00
20 09, 2017

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication

2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00

Effective communication is the real work of leadership—and a skill you can learn. Learning how to engage Assertive Respectful communication will improve every aspect of your life. Do you have any processes that aren’t yielding the results you were hoping for? Most of us do, right? S0, what do you do about it? Is it [...]

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00
13 09, 2017

How identifying Opportunities, Dangers, and Interesting Points will help you succeed with change

2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00

Every change, large or small, presents known and unknown opportunities and dangers. If you’re currently leading an organization or team through a change, being able to identify and articulate these opportunities and dangers is essential. How do you go about identifying these? By working with your group on an ODI list. With an ODI list, [...]

How identifying Opportunities, Dangers, and Interesting Points will help you succeed with change2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00
23 08, 2017

How to create concise and clear process instructions

2019-01-10T18:56:39+00:00

Over the past few years, we’ve purchased furniture from various retailers. I mean the type of furniture that comes in boxes with nuts and bolts and tools—and if you’re lucky—with instructions. We’ve had wonderful experiences where it  comes out right, and horrible ones when it takes much longer than it’s supposed to—often requiring reassembly at [...]

How to create concise and clear process instructions2019-01-10T18:56:39+00:00