Want to Beat Out Your Competitors? Build a culture of continual learning

Regardless of your industry, company size or market position, instilling a passion for learning in your team is essential to sustaining competitive advantage. Continual learning helps your organization improve everything from cost efficiency to innovation – and offers a host of workforce benefits: Attracting better talent. In our increasingly mobile and transient workplace, employees want […]

Tips for Handling Difficult Employee Conversations

“I have to demote you.” “Your co-workers find you difficult to work with.” “You didn’t get that raise you asked for.” As a manager, you’re paid to solve problems. Often, that means you’re forced into the uncomfortable position of having to initiate tough conversations with employees. It can be tempting to delay these talks, especially […]

Become a Better Middle Tennessee Business Leader in 2013: New leadership models for today’s business environment

Have your leadership skills kept pace with our rapidly changing business environment? If you’re still stuck in the directive, “top-down” mode of managing employees, your leadership skills are about as current as a Donna Summers 8-track.  Simply put, factors like globalization and new technologies have rendered traditional models of corporate leadership obsolete. Why?  As business […]