The Illusion of Employee Productivity: Part 1

Many business owners believe that offering their employees fair compensation guarantees high productivity in the workplace. These same managers run their organizations under the assumption that telling their employees what needs to get done will result in completion at the quality level the supervisor had in mind. Often, these illusions and miscommunications are the exact reasons projects … Read More

8 Ways to Get the Most From This Blog

Whether you are a casual reader here or a dedicated follower of our work, we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of the time you’re investing with us. Below, you’ll find a list of 8 easy-to-implement suggestions that give you a significantly bigger return on your involvement here by increasing your engagement. … Read More

Why So Many Avoid Making New Year Resolutions?

As you are reading this, it is getting closer to the ball drop on Times Square and the new year and your resolutions are in place. Every year, we see that January is the best month for growth in gym membership sales. Traditionally, people set new goals regarding their health and sign up for one … Read More

Bringing a Stress-Free Attitude to Life

Life is hard. People are dumb. Money is evil. My mother-in-law is… Stop right there. Isn’t it time to see whether these opinions are really true? Some of these claims make a big impact on the way you live. The opinions you have affect your ability to relate well to others and your attitude. If you … Read More

Four Selfish Reasons to Listen

Just because you know the benefits of listening doesn’t necessarily mean that you see the value in applying the skill to your own life! This raises one highly important question. Aside from being nice, why would you waste your time listening to what others have to say? 1. First of all, when you listen to … Read More

What Do I Do With Underperforming Team Members?

We were moving fairly quickly on our project. My team was easily hitting every milestone. I was even able to start working from home once a week. As a matter of fact, you couldn’t find a happier manager. But happy times were about to end… or at least to be questioned. As weeks went on, … Read More

The Magical Effect of Praise

In the moment we enthusiastically praise our young kids as they take their first steps, we instill in them the determination to keep moving onward, like sprinkling fairy dust on their wings! We make our approval and support clear through praise and recognition. This creates a space for more growth and success and minimizes fear of … Read More

The Value of Listening

We learn from an early age how important it is to successfully communicate and express ourselves in order to get our point across. However, no less important is the ability to listen to others. Now, here is where we often face a challenge. Listening doesn’t mean waiting for a pause in the conversation just so … Read More

How to Improve Your Ability to Communicate?

Assuming you took the time to evaluate your own communication style, you are aware of what is working and what is not working for you personally. The opportunity in improving communication Let me ask you a straight question: Can you see how much more you can achieve when you improve your communication? If you do … Read More

Are You Afraid of Silence?

Years ago, when I first moved to the U.S. from a non-English speaking country, I had difficulty expressing myself fluently. My mind raced to form sentences correctly in English, something that I actually preferred to blurting out broken sentences. The result was… breaks of silence here and there. At one point, I even asked some … Read More