Employees Have the Most Long-Term Impact on Results

Firas Kittanesh gets it. A serial entrepreneur, and co-founder and CEO of Amerisleep, an eco-friendly luxury mattress company, he has grown the business to serve hundreds of thousands of customers across the globe with no loans or investors. His philosophy?  “Your ideas and vision will drive your company from its infancy, but it’s your employees who will have the most impact on the long-term performance of your business.  By developing a company culture our employees enjoy, [...]

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Listen and Be a More Effective Leader

Alison Davis, Founder & CEO of Davis & Company, spends a lot of time asking employees about how leaders can be more effective communicators.  She shared her findings in a recent article, which I’m passing along to you.  Why is communication so important?  Because leaders who create a two-way communication culture breed engaged employees. What is the No. 1 theme that emerges in Davis’ findings?  A lack of listening.  She says the most effective way [...]

By |January 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Google Knows What Makes a Manager Great and Now You Can Too

Google is not only known for being one of the biggest tech companies in the world, it’s also known for its great culture.  To that end, Google conducted research on what makes a great manager because the old adage still rings true: people leave managers, not companies.   Their findings?  GREAT MANAGERS…   Are Good Coaches. People need to be coached,  This is how they learn, grow, and develop.  Leaving people alone without any feedback or [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

If Your CEO Does Not Think Employee Engagement Matters, Read This

I regularly receive phone calls from senior leaders, who share that they have a poor culture and need help.  However, before I ask my first question, more often than not, they add that the CEO is not on-board: even though the top dog can see the problems, he/she does not think that improving the culture will positively impact their company. My advice?  If you know your organization needs to embark on an employee engagement journey but [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Trust is a Must. Does It Exist in Your Organization?

According to Ethan Wolff-Mann, a reporter for Yahoo! Finance, one of the biggest lessons consumers have learned is that your data is probably not safe.  CSIS reports that two-thirds of people who interact online have had their records stolen or compromised. Identity theft is the most common type of data breach incident, accounting for 59 percent of all global data breaches. And it’s a costly endeavor.  Per the 2019 Cost of Data Breach Report from Ponemon [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Your Smartphone is Killing Your People Skills – How to Stop the Madness

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the saturation of smartphones in rich countries, along with increasing prices, and only incremental improvements, have meant plummeting sales of the devices. Although half of the world’s population has a smartphone, increasing concerns about smartphone addiction are driving device makers to develop the next “society-shifting” technology, which will offer convenience but may or may not reside in our pockets.  Music to my ears, as in my opinion, [...]

By |January 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments