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This is where I share my thoughts on leadership,
management, and employee development.
I write about my own thoughts and share the insights of others, sometimes in the same blog!
Please comment if you agree, disagree, or want to discuss further. I believe we all get
better and stronger when we share our ideas and resources.
Do Your Employees Feel Heard and Understood?
Soft skills training is the best way for managers to build the skills to connect with employees, and amplify their voices.
The Cons and Cons of Leadership
There are some important "cons" for leaders to pay attention to: consistency and consideration - soft skills every leader should employ.
Communication Problems with Your Employees? Maybe It's You!
There’s an epidemic of bad people leadership out there, but that can be changed with caring, communication, and soft skills training.
Feeling a Little Communication Shy? Get Over It!
People who work for us want to know how they’re doing. Feedback helps people to know what they're doing well and what needs to be fixed.
Want to Avoid the Great Resignation? Develop Relationships!
Developing relationships with employees encourages connection. If managers can do that, then they can inspire loyalty and engagement.
First, Give Me Some Heat, Then I’ll Give You Wood
You can't expect people to do great work without resources. To create, promote, and sell well, employees need learning and development.
Your Managers Are Burning Out. What Are You Going To Do About It?
Are managers getting the support they need? Studies show us they probably aren’t, and they're experiencing manager burnout.
Managers Are the Key to Employees' Feelings of Worth
How people feel, at work, is important. So invest in development for your people, especially your managers.
From the “Great Resignation” to the Great Retention
The Great Resignation. There's a veritable tsunami of employee movement happening right now. Managers are the key to fixing that.
Flexibility is the Future of Team Management. Are Your Managers Ready For It?
Flexibility is the future of team management and must be embraced. Your managers will need coaching, support, and soft-skills training.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the corporate water…
Managers are the crucial link between senior leadership and workers. Hybrid work will require strong people management skills.
Why is Manager Training So Important?
Most companies spend few resources on training their managers to lead. 9 out of 10 managers in your workplace struggle and need support.
Really Listening – A Skill Worth Building
One on ones, done well, can lead to a happy and motivated team. To make this the best it can be, managers have to really listen.
One On One Conversations – Quantified and Compelling Reasons to Have Them
1:1 meetings are the KEY to soft skills development and connection with your team. Need more convincing? Here's the evidence.
If Listening is So Important, Why Don't Managers Do It?
The command and control model has resulted in high-intensity, Type A leaders who talk too much and listen too little.
Looking for a Holiday Gift for Your Managers? How About A Book?
Books make a terrific holiday gift. Here are 7 of my favourites (and, of course, my own!)
You Can't Always Get What You Want...
Managers struggle with allowing team members to work to their strengths while getting everything done. There has to be a balance.
4 Ways Sales Training Benefits Your Company (and One Stunning Bit of Data!)
“For every dollar a company invests in [sales] training, they receive about $4.53 in return.” What more justification do you need?
3 Manager Metrics That Can Significantly Impact Engagement
There are many data points companies measure. However, there are 3 more very important metrics that should be included.
5 Important Words For These Times
Wise leaders will recognize their people need help and find resources to teach them. They will find a way to use this time for growth.
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