Team Member Engagement

Are you able to maintain a positive attitude despite setbacks?

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January 15, 2018
Are you able to maintain a positive attitude despite setbacks?

Tweet Think back to the last major challenge you encountered.  Were you so easily frustrated that the setback prevented you from focusing on a solution?  When something inevitably goes wrong, do you focus on what can be fixed, develop an action plan and rally others to deliver a resolution? Many people struggle to maintain...
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Tis the Season for Giving (of Yourself)

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December 12, 2017
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Tweet If you’ve had an amazing mentor, what was it about this person that made such an impact? Perhaps their guidance enabled you to achieve goals more quickly than had you tried without their wisdom.  Perhaps you received advice from your mentor that boosted your career. Or perhaps it was your mentor’s kindness and...
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Can you confidently persuade someone to your way of thinking?


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November 20, 2017
Can you confidently persuade someone to your way of thinking?


Tweet Many people believe the best way to win others to their way of thinking is to identify flaws in the other person’s perspectives in order to prove the person wrong and show they’re right.  This approach is ineffective for two reasons.  First, while the other person may temporarily agree with your rationale, humans...
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What’s holding you back?

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November 20, 2017
What’s holding you back?

Tweet Today’s leaders must be able to provide constructive feedback while also praising others performance improvements. Without the proper skills, this can be challenging. The Dale Carnegie principles are designed to influence people without arousing resentment. Principle #22 says, ‘Begin with praise and honest appreciation.’ When leaders are encouraging and supportive of others, especially...
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When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

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November 13, 2017
When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

Tweet Think back to the last time you tried to persuade someone to your way of thinking.  Did you speak with sincerity, confidence and excitement—and use congruent body language?  If not, you’re not alone.  It’s difficult to communicate effectively with verbal and non-verbal congruency unless you’ve learned how to do it.  Most people don’t realize that...
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Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

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November 8, 2017
Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

Tweet Believe it or not, employee distrust is pervasive as only half of employees believe their employer is open and upfront with them according to an American Psychological Association survey. Managers account for up to 70% of variance in employee engagement which is defined as the level at which employees are emotionally invested in, and focused on, creating value...
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Do you have the confidence to conquer anything?

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November 6, 2017
Do you have the confidence to conquer anything?

Tweet When was the last time you wish you had more self-confidence?  Perhaps it was during a job interview or before a sales pitch to a new prospect—any scenario in which you were well aware of your lack of confidence.  Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is simply something they either have or don’t...
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How do you react to a new challenge?

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October 30, 2017
How do you react to a new challenge?

Tweet When something inevitably goes wrong, are you able to rise to the occasion and put your best foot forward to resolve the problem?  When faced with what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, do you rally your team and compel them to take action?  The ability to minimize stress and maximize a positive attitude...
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What happens the first time you meet someone?

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October 23, 2017
What happens the first time you meet someone?

Tweet Communicating confidently is important to succeed in any line of business—especially when meeting someone for the first time, yet many are uncomfortable talking to unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last time you introduced yourself, perhaps in a meeting or at a networking event.  Did you look new faces in the eyes as...
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Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

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October 16, 2017
Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

Tweet Disagreement is a natural dynamic between people because it’s normal to have different opinions and perspectives. Think back to the last major conflict you encountered at work.  Were you able to handle differences of opinion effectively and maintain a peaceful environment?  This can be extremely challenging to do, especially when “hot buttons” are...
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