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    • 05 Mar

      Essential Characteristics for Effective Personal Leadership

      The Super Tuesday presidential primaries are behind us now, and the news is abuzz with stories about the rising and falling fortunes of candidates and former candidates. As the remaining contenders continue advancing through the process of what could be described as the world’s most extensive and intense job interview—in which the American people are asked to hire their chief executive—it is a good time to reflect on the qualities of effective personal leadership. Great leaders share certain traits that allow them to invigorate their followers in pursuit of their shared goals while deftly navigating through obstacles until they have achieved success. The following is a list of personal characteristics commonly possessed by dynamic leaders: ...Read More

    • 25 Nov

      Showing Gratitude Gets Results

      It’s that time of year again when thankfulness is at the forefront of our minds. Thanksgiving is a national holiday deeply rooted in the American character, dating back to some of the earliest European settlements in what would eventually become the United States of America.  ...Read More

    • 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