The Importance and Effects of Positivity in Leadership

By | March 29th, 2018|Executive Advice, Management Advice|

A recent study by The Alternative Board, surveying hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide, uncovered “positivity” as being the single most important leadership quality. While some of the more commonly cited traits, such as transparency, passion, communication, and decisiveness are obviously important, it seems an optimistic outlook [...]

“Boss” Redefined: What Makes a Great Modern Business Leader?

By | March 29th, 2018|Collaboration in the workplace, Company Culture, Employee Communications, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

It’s been said that 75 percent of U.S. employees leave their job because of issues with superiors or bosses.  Decades ago, when hearing the term “boss,” many would associate the word with a seemingly strict, or even intimidating, individual who simply gives out orders at [...]

Advice for Identifying and Managing Various Types of Employees

By | March 29th, 2018|Collaboration in the workplace, Communications, Management Advice, Productivity, Team building|

Objectivity is the token banner held high for business pursuits; and to an extent, rightly so. Objectivity in analyzing pros and cons is an indispensable attribute for any accomplished executive or manager. Working with people (and working with them well) is inherent toward keeping things running [...]

The Right Way to Earn Respect as a Business Leader

By | August 30th, 2017|Career Development, Executive Advice, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

If you are a business leader entering a brand new situation or work environment, you will likely be better received if you have a positive reputation to precede you.  Yet, in order to be highly esteemed by your staff and colleagues along the way, remember [...]

The Employee-Friendly Way To Actively Motivate Your Work Staff

By | August 7th, 2017|Executive Advice, Executive Leadership, Forbes Coaches Council, Management Advice, Productivity|

There are seemingly countless varying and even contradicting methods and theories on how to achieve a solid and consistent state of employee motivation in the workplace. The real question we’re concerned with, however, goes beyond a simple view of base motivation, and into an in-depth [...]

Solution-Based Thinking: Top Traits of Great Problem Solvers

By | July 20th, 2017|Career Development, Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving on the Job|

According to a Job Outlook 2017 survey of employers, the top three attributes sought most frequently in candidates are: Demonstration of strong teamwork (78 percent) Problem-solving skills (77.3 percent) Excellent written communication competency (75 percent) At just over 77 percent, it’s evident that the act [...]

Important Leadership Lessons You May Not Learn In Business School

By | July 10th, 2017|Executive Advice, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

While education is a valuable, and often necessary, component toward furthering our career-related knowledge, there’s often no better teacher than hands-on experience when it comes to learning new skills and trades. Of course, becoming familiar with the essentials of your field in an educational environment [...]

Going Paperless: What It Means and Can Businesses Really Achieve It

By | May 24th, 2017|Executive Advice, Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving on the Job, Workplace Issues|

Technology has made it easier for individuals and businesses to “go paperless”. In fact, many businesses will offer a discount for their services if their customers opt to go paperless with their accounts. Yet, what does it actually mean for a company to go completely [...]

How Businesses Can Implement a Successful Workflow Plan

By | May 8th, 2017|Communications, Executive Advice, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

What is workflow automation? A workflow plan, or workflow automation, is a series of actions within a business process that involves the use of a centralized, automated structure. These series of actions are required to attain a specific goal. Workflow automation is a simple method [...]