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If You Want Engaged Employees, Develop Your Leaders

I remember as a child playing the game tug-of-war with my friends. Each group was vying to get the other team to change their position by tugging as hard as

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Featured Product: Step One Survey®

Studies show that more than $50 billion is annually lost due to employee fraud and theft. Similarly, negligence and improper hiring practices can also contribute to a business’s financial breakdown.

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Leading is Hard Work

When I facilitate leadership development sessions or coach leaders, I often hear, “That sounds like a lot of work.” My response, “Leading is hard work.  This doesn’t mean that being

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Featured Product: Team Alignment Survey

How aligned is your leadership team?  Author and marketing strategist Donald Miller tells of a time when not a single person on his team – including his wife – could

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Three Keys to Employee Retention: Engagement, Passion, and Trust

Early in my career, I found myself disliking a job I’d previously enjoyed. I did some career testing and found that both the job and the work that came with

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Why EQ Matters Today More Than Ever

Is emotional intelligence something you already possess, or something you can develop? Let’s begin with a simple exercise. Grab a sheet of paper and a pen and answer the following

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Message from Julie

Message from Julie The COVID-19 pandemic and everything that surrounds it brings to mind advice that my friend and colleague Rebecca Liston often gives, “acknowledge the suckage”. Meaning we need

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Is Your Company Still Operating in Survival Mode?

  I am part of a business book club. At one of our recent meetings, another reader revealed that she works for a high-profile startup that wasn’t providing any career

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Featured Product: Everything DiSC® 363 For Leaders

Featured Product: Everything DiSC® 363 For Leaders Everything DiSC 363 For Leaders® is a kinder, gentler and more actionable 360-degree assessment. I don’t know many leaders who truly enjoy receiving the

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Leading Up: Creating Buy-In for HR Initiatives

A friend and I were recently preparing for a presentation by writing out conflict scenarios to show effective and ineffective ways to handle conflict. One particular scenario was between a

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