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Don’t Set ’em and Forget ’em

Don’t Set ’em and Forget ’em

We all know it's important to keep track of and check in on our goals throughout the year, but we still manage to avoid it. In this week’s tip, I explore concrete ways to guide this process and give you questions to ask in these meetings. Checking in on goals is...

This Small Shift Makes a Big Difference

This Small Shift Makes a Big Difference

If you've been around my work for awhile, then you know I'm a big fan of evidence-based, data-driven methodologies. Why re-invent the wheel when best practices have already been discovered? When it comes to effective employee goal-setting, the jury's in. The research...

A Quick Exercise to Align Your Team

A Quick Exercise to Align Your Team

Do your employees know where the team is headed this year? Why? And their role in it? While it may seem elementary, it’s essential—yet surprisingly uncommon—to ensure the team is aligned around shared priorities. Not only will this maximize performance and...

3 simple strategies for responding to criticism

3 simple strategies for responding to criticism

How do you respond when someone says “You’re wrong”? Do you whip out your boxing gloves or start wagging your tail?  I have to admit, I’m more of a tail-wagger, so I am likely to take all opinions into consideration, even the ones that don’t deserve it. If you are on...

Help your team slow down & connect

Help your team slow down & connect

For some, this time of year is filled with joy. For others, it feels hard. And for most, it's fast and furious and over before you know it! We have a family strategy for slowing down this season—one that helps us soak up the final moments of the year together before...

The psychological impact of ending well

The psychological impact of ending well

2021 brought unprecedented challenges for most. As the year closes, we feel a natural desire to reflect, reset, and plan for the next. Turns out the impact of ending this year well is more significant than most of us realize due to a psychological effect known as the...

What are you wearing?

What are you wearing?

Did you know that the clothes you are wearing can actually influence your performance at work? If you love fashion, this is great news. If you don't, I know you're doubting me right now. Watch the video below to learn a little about the research behind this...

Go, fight, win as a team

Go, fight, win as a team

Amidst the flood of polarizing hot topics these days that are draining us all, there is one place I've visited recently where it seems to cease. And instead, there's a flood of agreement, positivity, determination, and—dare I say—love in the air. Your work team needs...

Extreme ownership

Extreme ownership

Are your employees up at night because of work? Not because they’re stressed, but because they’re so motivated to take extreme ownership and drive the business forward that they can’t wait to get back at it? Okay, okay—we want employees to sleep well, but certainly we...

Just read my mind

Just read my mind

We want employees to take extreme ownership—to know just what we want and then to execute with very little direction. Unfortuantely this requires mind-reading, which in my experience, is highly unlikely. We can still foster extreme employee ownership though, as long...

11 ways to boost your onboarding process

11 ways to boost your onboarding process

The competition for talent is intense right now. And with more companies than ever offering full-time remote opportunities, the competition is not going away. So how do you retain that new talent that you worked so hard to recruit? It starts with your onboarding...

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