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    • 19 Aug

      Score Touchdowns When You Hire with Pre-Employment Assessments

      The beginning of the football season is almost upon us, and here in America fans are waiting for their favorite professional and amateur teams to take the field. One of the biggest story lines during the NFL offseason centered around Oakland Raider wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this year after having a very public falling out with the organization and demanding more money despite still being under contract. Even though he is universally considered one of the best receivers in the game, Pittsburgh was only able to get a couple of middling draft picks for Brown in a trade with the Raiders, who immediately signed him to a new contract for more money. At the time, most people viewed this trade as a win for the Raiders and a loss for the Steelers. ...Read More

    • 24 Jul

      5 Necessary Communication Skills for Effective Leadership

      The United States and the world recently commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed men on the moon for the first time. It was unquestionably one of the greatest achievements in history, and according to NASA, it took the combined efforts of some 400,000 people to make it happen. How was this possible in light of the fact that NASA had less computing power available to them than you probably have on your cell phone? Well, aside from a lot of money, hard work, and brainpower, the Apollo 11 mission required a tremendous amount of clear and precise communication. Without everyone working together to complete their specially assigned tasks, no endeavor of this magnitude could have succeeded. ...Read More

    • 01 Jul

      5 Ways to Increase Your Team’s Productivity and Efficiency

      Productivity and efficiency go hand in hand. As Forrest Gump might say, they’re like “peas and carrots,” and both are vital to your company’s success. Businesses that lack these two essential ingredients to success will find that life is “like a box of chocolates,” to once again quote Forrest, because they will never know what they are going to get. However, increasing your team’s workplace productivity and efficiency will reduce inconsistencies and variance in your organization’s performance and lead to more substantive and sustainable results. Here are five tips that will help you in your effort: ...Read More

    • 10 Jun

      How Leadership Development Can Help Your Organization Achieve Success

      Seventy-five years ago, the Allies successfully organized and launched the largest armada in the history of the world in what has come to be remembered as the D-Day Invasion. Operation Overlord was a vast and complex military campaign, and its objective was the successful invasion of German-occupied France via the beaches of Normandy. General Dwight D. Eisenhower of the United States commanded the Allied forces, and he was seconded by General Bernard Montgomery of Great Britain. Of course, many other commanders, admirals, and officers from various branches of service and various countries coordinated with these two men to achieve victory in penetrating Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, hastening the decline and fall of the Nazi Third Reich. All of these men grew in their roles as military leaders through years of fighting.  ...Read More

    • 18 May

      Three Ways to Become a More Productive Person

      We live in a busy time.  Because of advances in technology and transportation, today it is possible to see and do more things in the course of a day than our ancestors could have ever dreamed of a century or two ago.  While modern innovations have made many things easier to do, they have not necessarily lessened the amount of stress we experience in our lives because obligations and challenges seem to come at us more quickly than ever.  ...Read More

    • 06 May

      Leadership Tips: 5 Steps to Reduce Workplace Drama

      Things happen. Changes in personnel, restructuring, and other shakeups can cause anxiety and discontentment within teams or throughout an entire organization. Sometimes this can bring out the drama king or queen in staff members. And while briefly venting frustration is a normal part of life, long term dramatic behavior can deplete energy and cause problems for an organization if left unchecked. ...Read More

    • 04 Apr

      Five Ways to Develop a Winning Business Team

      The Final Four is set. The Michigan State Spartans defeated Duke University to capture the last regional championship and secure their place in the national semifinals with the other regional champions in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Michigan State, Texas Tech, Virginia, and Auburn will compete in the semifinals this weekend, with two of those teams vying for the national championship shortly thereafter in the single-elimination tournament that many sports enthusiasts view as the greatest athletic tournament in the world.  ...Read More

    • 19 Mar

      Tips for Getting (and Keeping) Your Small Business Off the Ground

      Being a manager, business owner, and business coach/consultant for the past thirty five years has taught me a lot! Starting up and maintaining a business is a challenge, even for many seasoned entrepreneurs, which is why the majority of businesses fail in their first year. Challenging…but possible with the right tools.  ...Read More