Team-Building Dos and Don’ts

One of the best ways to build a cohesive team in the workplace is by team-building exercises. At best, you can imagine that doing such things will bring a team together for one … Read More

A New Way of Looking at Stress

By LISA SWAN If you are feeling stressed out, think about this – stress can actually be good for you. Consider this – with absolutely no stress, we would find it difficult to achieve and grow and learn. Most of us have a friend, friend of a friend, … Read More

Five Things Successful People Do

By BEN HARGROVE What do successful people do that others do not? Here are some tips from our executive coach experts. 1.       Work hard Successful people are often mythologized as uniquely gifted geniuses who were destined to succeed.  There can be an implication that they did not have to … Read More

How to Maintain a Good Work Environment

 By BEN HARGROVE A good work environment can foster teamwork and increase productivity. A poor work environment can sow dissatisfaction, get in the way of the work and give employees you want to retain a reason to think about going elsewhere. Read More

How to Become a Better Leader

  By BEN HARGROVE You have a vision and are able to communicate it with passion. So you are probably already a good leader.  But as any good leader knows, there is always room for improvement, whether you are … Read More

How to Manage Staff in Tough Times

By LISA SWAN Times are hard with the economy these days. You may not have the number of staffers you want, or the ability to compensate them the way you wish. So how can you keep your workplace … Read More

What is Your Management Style?

Over many years of executive coaching and management training, it’s become clear that there are four distinct management styles, each with their pros and cons. What works well in one situation may be less than ideal in another. Knowing what your … Read More

7 Ways to Reward Employees Without Big Money

By LISA SWAN Whether you are an entrepreneur, an executive, or a middle manager, it is important to keep your staff happy, and reward those who are doing great jobs. But what can you do to reward staff and improve morale … Read More