Category: Blog


Finding and Defining Your Company’s Purpose

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A company’s purpose defines the “why” — why an organization exists and why that existence matters. Defining purpose is different from a vision, values, or mission statement. These elements are interconnected and answer the five W’s: who, what, when, where and why. You need each of those pieces defined to articulate the company’s past, present,…more

Digital Interruptions are Killing Workplace Productivity

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In the transition to a remote and highly digital workplace, we have begun to rely more on digital tools for collaboration and communication. While some digital tools can be great for collaboration and communication, some are not without complications. Instant messaging can allow us to quickly reach a colleague, which is helpful, but the structure…more

How to be Compassionate While Holding Employees Accountable

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The last couple of years have been rough on everyone, albeit we didn’t all endure the same experiences. As workplaces are returning to normal or a new normal, leaders have been faced with managing people in new work environments. One of the struggles has been managing employees to allow for flexibility and compassion without compromising…more

How to Manage Flexible Work Schedules

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The boundaries around the typical workday schedule have dissolved. The division between work and home was blurred when using smartphones for email after hours became the norm. However, after the pandemic pushed all work remote and some workplaces have decided to be permanently remote, any separation of work and home has disappeared entirely. Harvard Business…more

Three Mistakes for New Leaders to Avoid

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New leaders are often in a challenging position of getting up to speed on the job while making important decisions for the companies near- and long-term success throughout the learning process. New leaders have to balance learning, developing a strategy, and executing. These items are difficult for anyone to juggle simultaneously, and it can be…more

How to Motivate Remote Employees

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It is natural to feel more disconnected in a remote work environment. How can teams effectively work together, be engaged and connect if they are never physically together? Virtual tools for video conferencing and instant messaging are helpful, but they don’t independently make up for the advantages of being physically together. However, there are things…more

How Small and Midsize Businesses Benefit from Leadership Training

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Business owners and leaders at small- to medium-sized companies often dismiss leadership training as an exercise best suited to bigger corporations. Whether due to a lack of resources, or a perceived lack of utility, education aimed at polishing the skills of existing leaders are generally not high on the list of priorities for most middle-market…more