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Becoming a Leader that People Want to Follow

By Jason Ingram One of the great debates about leadership centers on whether leaders are born or made. A 2012 study by Biola University in Los Angeles found that “the majority of researchers today believe that the origins of leadership go beyond genes and family to other sources. Work experiences, hardship, opportunity, education, role models, …

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More than Management: The Secret to Extraordinary Leadership

By Aoife Gorey We live in a results-based world. We’re judged by what we produce and what we contribute to our families, organizations, and communities. In recent years, there’s been a lot of focus on developing management skills, because we’re told that good management skills produce good results. Although this is not untrue, it’s not …

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One Great Employee = Three Good Employees

Written By: Mark Fenner I was fortunate to hear Audrey Robertson, a Container Store vice president, talk last week about the Container Store’s Foundation Principles.  The Container Store has a great concept, a fantastic reputation as an extremely well-run organization and is continuously recognized locally and nationally as one of the best places to work. …

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The Secret of Successful Team Building

By Diamond Richardson Building an effective team is hard work. First, you have to select the right people to be on the team. This involves finding high-performing, engaged employees with the right skills to do the job. Once you have completed this difficult task, you have to handle the even more difficult task of establishing …

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Dealing with Difficult Employees

Author: Debra Arseneaux-Stewart, MA, LPC. How many times have you needed to have a difficult conversation with a co-worker or employee, and you find any excuse you can to avoid the confrontation? Even highly assertive people can struggle with difficult conversations, especially when it is with a difficult person. Ironically, an old Proverb suggests “avoid …

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