5 ways to strengthen your business relationships

Building business partnerships is serious business! In my experience, I’ve found that building business relationships is just as important as cultivating personal ones. I have always taken a long-term view, because I understand that I will most likely associate with individual and corporate business partners for much, if not all, of my career. Therefore, it...

4 steps for turning disengagement into delight

Developing employees has always been a foundational component of my leadership style. Early on in my career, I learned that if you take the time to develop your people, they’re more engaged, and in return, will take care of the bottom line. Gallup researchers have studied performance differences between actively engaged and disengaged employees. Results...

TEAM – Together Everyone Accomplishes More

In sports, business, companies and organizations, we can all think of examples of teams that possessed incredible individual talent, yet performed ineffectually as a unit. In my experience, this happens when teams do not take the necessary time to learn and grow together. Simply forming a team does not guarantee maximum results. We need to...

How giving authentic feedback makes you a stronger leader

I have found that most people dread the idea of giving and receiving feedback, even if the feedback is constructive or positive. That said, giving authentic feedback is a key competency every leader must master. When you do it well, you become a stronger leader among your peers – and your entire team benefits. Preparing...