growth

Three Qualities to Look for in New Hires

Your company culture depends on the quality of people you hire. When building your team, it’s important to look for soft skills. In the hiring process, gauge the candidates’ emotional intelligence. You want to hire people who can avoid unnecessary … Read more

Diversity Starts with You

Culture change starts with you as a leader. In your role at your organization, you can have a profound impact on the people employed there. You have the potential to be an agent of transformation. You can make a contribution … Read more

How Is Your Emotional Intelligence?

Your emotional intelligence will be the most important skill in the workforce of the future. With AI becoming more and more a part of the workplace, humans will become more valuable for what makes them distinctively human. Your ability to … Read more

Be Gentle with Yourself

Lately I have had to deal with a lot of things that are outside my comfort zone. Sometimes I feel like I am being stretched beyond the breaking point. Even though change is uncomfortable, I realize it is still good … Read more

Three Ways You Grow through Being Uncomfortable

I have two sons who are weightlifters. They like to work out together, and they lift a whole lot more than I remember lifting when I was their age. They enjoy pushing themselves to the point that it hurts. That’s … Read more

Do You Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Outlook?

About 20 years ago I tried starting a business. It didn’t work out. I thought I was doing all the right things, but ultimately it just didn’t take off. But in analyzing why it didn’t work out, I discovered something … Read more

Improve Your People to Improve Your Workplace

To improve your company, it’s important to focus on continuous improvement. That’s obvious, isn’t it? But how much do you focus on helping your people improve—and not just in how they do their job? If you help your people grow … Read more

How to Build True Self-Confidence

True self-confidence can be elusive. Even though people may project a confident exterior, they usually deep down harbor a lack of self-confidence. But people who genuinely are self-confident are oftentimes not self-aware. They don’t realize that their self-confidence is ill-founded. … Read more

The Five B’s for Building a Culture of Trust

Trust is the key ingredient of a healthy workplace culture, and trust is a huge predictor of the success of the leadership of any business. When your team trusts you and each other, everything works better. That’s why it is … Read more

Six Questions to Ask in a Progress Assessment

It’s good to know if you are making progress in your life.  So every now and then it’s helpful to stop and reflect—and conduct a progress assessment. When reflecting on your own, you may think everything is fine.  Or everything … Read more