Want to Get MORE Out of Employees? Ask Them to Work LESS!

  Hmmm… Work less and get more done? That sounds too good to be true. But if you look at your team’s “to do” lists, how much of their is actually spent on high-value, high-return activities? And how much more productive would your employees be, if you could completely eliminate “busy work” – and the […]

Breathe – It’ll Be Okay! Stress managment tips for the holidays

Are you one of the tens of people who love a harried race through a crowded mall with a mile-long gift list? Didn’t think so. Believe it or not, the holiday season is just a few short weeks away. But if you start preparing now, using these simple strategies, you’ll skip the stress and be […]

Do Your Employees and Co-Workers Really Like You?

You don’t have to necessarily be liked to get your job done. But it can make things a whole lot easier for you.  Being viewed positively in the workplace often goes hand-in-hand with being respected, being successful, being promoted and earning more money. So do your employees and co-workers like you? If you put a […]

In Defense of the Phone Call

If you’re like most Middle Tennessee business professionals, you probably rely heavily on digital communication – texting, email, online chat, IMs and social media – to get work done.  The truth is, technology has made it easier than ever to communicate.  You can carry on multiple “conversations” at the same time, without ever seeing or […]

Thriving in the V.U.C.A. Enviroment

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the concept of V.U.C.A. – a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous operating environment which has become the “new normal” in business today. As mentioned in the post, your company needs to develop “agile models” – ones that prepare you for major disruptive events – to truly thrive […]