How to deal with Toxic bosses

Bad bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success. Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating unnecessary stress. The stress your boss causes is bad for your health. Multiple studies have […]

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating necessity that you have to put up with in order to accomplish day-to-day activities and achieve goals? […]

Why Your Company’s Culture Is Crucial to Its Value

A new study finds that executives overwhelmingly believe culture is vital to how their business performs, but few are fully satisfied with the current state of their company culture. Your company culture differentiates your business from that of your competitors and influences the behavior and performance of your employees. But while you’re immersed in it every day, you may not be […]

Why You Should Build a Culture of Giving Back

Making charitable donations isn’t simply a feel-good thing. If you do it right, those donations can drive change in your community and within your organization. Giving to your favorite charity feels good, there’s no denying that. But your charitable initiatives can have a greater impact on your company than you may think. Gone are the […]

50 Employee Engagement Ideas

Employee engagement is a hot topic in the world of human resources, and for good reason. According to Gallup research cited by Paul Keegan, reporting for Inc. Magazine, only “30 percent of American workers are engaged at work.” The cost of this disengagement ranks in at a whopping $450 billion to $550 billion per year, encompassing […]

5 Keys to Building and Scaling Company Culture

Make sure your culture scales alongside your revenue If there is one area of your business to invest in, it’s your culture. Culture drives employee engagement, leading to greater employee productivity and a stronger business overall. But culture is an abstract concept that’s difficult to define, and even more challenging to measure. Eighty-seven percent of organizations cite culture […]

7 Elements of a Great Company Culture 

Build these things into your culture and your rock star talent will take you to the top. Earlier this month I revealed my 51 Rules of Leadership Excellence. I put them in random order because they are equally critical to success, but Rule 11 begs further discussion: Consciously build a powerful company culture. Otherwise, it will build […]