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Building a “Giving” Team

As leaders, we all can appreciate a little, or a lot of help in performing our work responsibilities. In a fast-paced, demanding work environment, most leaders have a lot to do and...

How to Motivate Your Team as a Project Manager

Managing multiple projects, budgets, and tasks is essential for a manager to be effective, but these responsibilities shouldn’t overshadow the importance of team morale and engagement. Research notes only 15 percent of...

Leading the Tired Team

Jim Collins’ definition of the Stockdale Paradox teaches us that our faith that we will prevail in the end must be balanced with confronting the brutal facts of a situation—and given the...

The 3 Key Elements to an Employee-Retention Strategy

Retaining your team is crucial to your organization’s success. Here’s what you can lose if your workforce members leave: Money: Turnover costs one-half to two times one person’s salary. Morale: With people...

How to Manage and Engage Your Factory Workers

According to a new report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, 1.4 million factory worker jobs have been eliminated, completely wiping out a decade of job growth in the manufacturing sector. To...

How to Create a Company Culture Plan

Over the past decade, the term “company culture” has become a buzzword in the business world. Company culture defines the essence of a company, both internally and externally. In other words, your...

How to Reduce Employee Turnover in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a tough industry. Not only are there high demands in quality and quantity, but there are also challenges in retaining talent. Manufacturing is one of the top four industries hit...

Leadership Development Through Mentoring

Part of becoming a great leader is being influential in the organization and creating an environment where others can maximize their efforts and reach their goals. Therefore, one powerful way to develop...

5 Tips for Transitioning to Remote Teams

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of workplaces are looking at moving to a fully remote structure to increase productivity and promote a better work-life balance for their employees....

Guardians of Culture: 6 Ways Leaders Can Positively Influence an Organization’s Culture

Whether you are trying to reinvigorate or reinvent your culture, the strength of an organization’s culture has never been more important. Culture is a key contributor to building a world class organization...