Complete Leader Articles

Why Communication is the Key to All Successful Business Interaction

Communication is the key to all successful business interaction. And, it’s not always everyone’s strong suit. Sometimes a leader may identify their communication shortfalls while other times they may not even be aware these shortfalls exist. Identifying, then improving communication can improve the overall productivity within an organization.... read more
 

The 6 Essential Innovation Personalities

By Dr. Evans Baiya, innovationenterprise.com, March 2018 Innovation is fundamental to grow and sustain an organization. Yet when it comes to innovation, leaders often make the mistake of involving the wrong team members in the process, which ultimately stalls or kills the initiative. What if I told you there are just six high-performing... read more
 

Four Ways Creativity Turns Your 'Job' Into Your Life's Work

By Courtney Feider, forbes.com, March 2018 We are born with all of the creative gifts we can ever use. Then they are systematically programmed out of us by the demands of modern life. In 1965, a thoughtful researcher named George Land developed a creativity test for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists. The study worked so... read more
 

How to Start a Conversation with Anyone

By Whit Mitchell I was recently traveling for business, and grabbed a bite to eat at a pub in the airport terminal. The woman sitting next to me at the bar was very engaged in the hockey game playing on TV, to the point where she jumped in her seat when a goal was scored. I asked her if she knew much about hockey, and she told me that she did... read more
 

How to be successful by giving up these eight habits

It is inevitable that often times we can feel stuck in life, leading us to wonder how we can become successful. Knowing where to start often presents the biggest challenge. Maybe it is not necessarily what you can do to reach success, but rather what habits you can give up.  With spring approaching, it may be appropriate to... read more
 

Change is as Good as Rest

Using Transition and Flexibility to Improve Performance By Dr. Francis Eberle As an avid cyclist, I’ve learned how to rest while riding on long routes. In fact, a common cycling axiom is, “Change is as good as a rest.” When riding, your leg muscles get tired with the same motion, particularly with the same effort. However, if you change the... read more
 

Change is as Good as Rest

Using Transition and Flexibility to Improve Performance By Dr. Francis Eberle As an avid cyclist, I’ve learned how to rest while riding on long routes. In fact, a common cycling axiom is, “Change is as good as a rest.” When riding, your leg muscles get tired with the same motion, particularly with the same effort. However, if you change the... read more
 

What Really Motivates Employees

(Hint: It’s Not Money) By Lori McNeill Are employees at your organization disengaged? Do you find it challenging to get buy-in regarding initiatives or tasks that are critical to your success? Maybe you need to re-think your approach … Employees Crave Autonomy As adolescents, we were told what to do on a regular basis: what time to get... read more
 

It’s OK to Fail: 5 Ways to Face Your Fears

Eat the frog; a strange but oft-used mantra a family friend lived by. Essentially, “eat the frog” is another way of saying “just do it” or “face your fears.” If there’s something you need to do, and you have to do it whether you want to or not, you are better off to just get it done and get it off your plate. Eat the frog.  No matter... read more
 

6 Reasons You Need a Coach

by Whit Mitchell Ask any top athlete—or a top performer in any field for that matter—and they will tell you that they couldn’t have reached their peak without a coach. Whether the relationship is formal or casual, people who accomplish great things typically have someone in their corner who helped them get there. Having a coach gives you a... read more