Complete Leader Articles

Creating a Culture of Innovation

By David Quinlan A personal journey into the world of innovation and what it might mean for your business. Few things can be scarier than challenging ourselves and our preconceived notions. Yet, fewer things can be more rewarding. This is my behind the scenes, unscripted back story of how I challenged myself and staff. We tore down our... read more
 

7 Traits Typically Found in Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

By Dave Clark, Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is a hot button topic these days, especially in the workplace. It is widely believed, and rightly so, that individuals with high emotional intelligence tend to better manage the rigors and stresses found regularly in the workplace. Some people even argue that having a high EQ is more important... read more
 

Accountability Begins with You

By Lori McNeill What comes to mind when I raise the topic of “accountability”?  Often, when we think about accountability, we don’t necessarily think about it in regards to ourselves. Instead, we start thinking about it in terms of everyone else and why the people around us aren’t as accountable as we think they should be. There is some... read more
 

5 Tips for Onboarding New Employees

By Dave Clark We all know that it’s an employee’s market and candidates are becoming much more picky on where they decide to work. They know what they want and today, they demand more out of an employer than they ever have in the past. With fewer candidates available in the marketplace, hiring the right ones the first time - and keeping... read more
 

If You Are Feeling Lost, Blame It on Your GPS

By Dr. Francis Eberle Have you ever used a GPS to navigate to a location and found yourself wondering just where you are? How can that be? Having moved several times in a two-year period, I’ve used my GPS more frequently. But when I used it, rarely did I have confidence in where I was. If anyone asked me to reverse my steps without the GPS, I... read more
 

What Companies Need to Do to Attract Top Talent in 2019

By Dave Clark  The employment landscape has changed significantly over the past few years. Gone are the days of employers having hundreds of candidates to choose from with employees scrambling to land any job they could get. Today, the employees have the upper hand. This shift took place the moment that job openings surpassed hires. ... read more
 

When It Comes to Organizational Success, Your People Are Not Your Problem

By Ron Price Leaders of organizations are constantly challenged to find ways to be more productive, more efficient and to increase the bottom line. Leaders expect a lot from their employees, and often push them hard to achieve the desired results. For some, when the results don’t match the goals, they fail to look in the mirror; instead blaming... read more
 

The Dip: A Surprisingly Common Scenario for New Leaders

By Dr. Francis Eberle I was recently asked how I would coach a highly successful employee who had been promoted to supervise a team. After the promotion, this individual’s performance, and subsequently that of the team, dropped dramatically. He experienced what might be called “The Dip.”  I wish this was an uncommon scenario. ... read more
 

The 6 Stages of a Leader’s Journey

By Ron Price  I recently gave a presentation on the stages of leadership where I began by challenging the audience to tell me what they thought the six stages were. They huddled into groups, brainstorming the stages and validating their ideas to one another. Then several of the groups read their answers aloud, hoping to match my list.... read more
 

What Not to Do in 2019

By Whit Mitchell At this time of year, there is no shortage of people telling us what to do to make the next year a success. I’m going to take a slightly different approach and tell you what not to do. Don’t set goals that sound good. Instead of shooting blindly ahead, now is a great time to look back on 2018. What worked well for you... read more