How to deal with Toxic bosses

Odd one out

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

Steve Jobs

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

Social responsibility

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 […]

You’ve optimized your processes, and streamlined your operation. So now what?

You’ve optimized your processes, and streamlined your operation. So now what? Every operational organization that I know is focused on cost savings and efficiency.  They each use different tools, 40X, Lean, Six Sigma, Activity Based Costing (to name a few), route optimization, KPI’s, Scorecards, Metrics.   Sometimes they use more than one or a combination of […]

Sales and Marketing together?

How to Create a SMarketing Service Level Agreement Written by Ellie Mirman | @ellieeille At most companies, it can feel like marketing and sales are far from being on the same team. According to the 2017 State of Inbound report, fewer than half of marketers would describe their respective companies’ Sales and Marketing teams as […]

Open discussion for innovation

The perks of open discussion in an innovative environment Having an open and honest line of communication with your supervisor at work is easier said than done, but as more research takes place around workplace dynamics, evidence is emerging on how the lack of dialogue between employer and employee can lead to miscommunications — specifically […]


Focus, but check you paradigm first I recently attended a course where we investigated how different people perceive their immediate environment, whether that is their social life, business life or home life. The word that was used is a paradigm. Paradigm: a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a […]

The Privacy Crisis

Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs. TAKING A TOLL ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT In organizations all over the world, people are facing brand-new problems that require sharing information and putting knowledge together in new ways. For all the right reasons, […]