6 Simple and Effective Ways Leaders Can Communicate More Authentically

January 10, 2023

In today’s business climate, business owners and leaders alike are perplexed by and grappling with the challenge of keeping employees. They struggle with employee turnover, high hiring costs, employee drama, unresolved conflicts, and the growing complexity of the virtual workplace with employees working from home but unproductive. (And no, spying on employees is not the answer!)

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Do People Pleasers Make the Best Employees?

December 13, 2022

A couple of years ago, I lectured to a group of business owners on employee engagement. A gentleman gave lavish praise for one employee in particular. In the same breath, he also lamented how difficult it would be to find a replacement to fill her shoes. The business owner had many reasons for his fondness: "She stayed late whenever asked to get projects done and with amazing accuracy." "She always volunteered to go the extra mile!" "She was super productive!" "She was the first to come to work and the last to leave." "And the best part, she was very popular in the office because she went out [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

Impactful Soft Skills That Can Make or Break an Effective Healthcare Leader

December 06, 2022

Today more than ever, a surplus of talented people exists in virtually every industry around the globe. There is an increase in the average level of education with larger numbers of qualified candidates available for job openings and an increasingly global economy and international presence for many industries. These factors mean you will likely compete against candidates worldwide for positions you apply for. These realities are especially prevalent in many branches of healthcare.

Estimated reading: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Effective Communication—the Link to Every Successful Company and Leader!

November 01, 2022

It is no secret that communication is key in any relationship—personal or professional. When it comes to effective and authentic leadership, communication is one of the most vital tools a leader can possess. For companies to succeed, their leaders must communicate effectively with their employees. And when things get tough or employee performance wavers, these same leaders need to be able to have difficult conversations while also inspiring those they lead.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Do You Struggle with a Lack of Employee Engagement?

September 01, 2022

Recently, I was driving down the interstate in a blizzard. I could barely see even a few feet ahead. Little did I know I was on the bumper of a revelation. I slowed down, but not soon enough. The snow cleared for a second, and I discovered myself face-to-face with the tailgate of a semi-truck. I swerved to safety, but something caught my eye.

Glaring back at me was a large bumper sticker: “Truckers don’t deserve to be treated like ....” I strained to see the final word. There was none—only a picture of a slab of beef.

Estimated reading time: 5.5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Trends and How to Build a Sustainable Business that Thrives!

August 08, 2022

Many entrepreneurs begin a business because they have a passion but may not have business experience. And it’s easy for small business owners to anticipate achieving success much sooner than is feasible and lack the staying power to make it successful. In fact, seventy percent of businesses fail after a decade—that’s a staggering statistic.

And even if your business grows, with the Great Resignation, you’ll most likely face the obstacle of finding and keeping quality employees at a reasonable wage. As a business owner, you might depend too heavily on faithful employees when staffing is [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

Balancing Work and Family: How to Juggle with Ease

May 23, 2022

Is it possible to balance work and family? Or is work-life balance a myth, an unending and unachievable pursuit?

The average person spends roughly one-third of their life at work, with another one-third spent sleeping. That final chunk of time is all that’s left for everything in our personal lives. And each relationship and area directly and dramatically affect the whole.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Are You Sabotaging Your Success? Well, Maybe Not...

April 28, 2022

There’s a lot of talk about how we sabotage our personal and professional success. We’ve been told that we’re often working against ourselves and to beware of the ego. Self-sabotage is sometimes depicted by that overused image of a devil on one shoulder versus an angel on the other. Psychology Today even refers to self-sabotage as the enemy within. Webster’s dictionary defines sabotage as “an act or process tending to hamper or hurt.” These viewpoints suggest that we need to be on guard, ready to protect ourselves from the invisible saboteur within us. But is there another perspective that is [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective

Avoid These Costly Mistakes! Crucial Lessons for Building a Successful Business

April 14, 2022

Why do small and big businesses fail? And what makes a successful business? How do you know if you're headed in the right direction as a business owner?

There are many troubling statistics on the failure rate of start-ups and small businesses. Maybe you're one of them, but you're surely not alone.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Getting Your Office to Work for You: A Feng Shui Checklist

March 23, 2022

Second, only to the bedroom, the office is where you spend most of your time—certainly your waking time. If you’re exposed to something that doesn’t feel right, it can negatively impact you and play out in any number of ways.

There could be a conflict with authority figures, a drop-off in business, employee problems, morale issues, or you may feel like you have reached an impasse and can't seem to move forward. You may have lost your juice around your business or may feel as though there’s something else you should be doing. You might feel you’re underpaid and under-appreciated. Or perhaps [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Habits for Health

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