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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...

The best return to work plan

The best return to work plan

It's the million-dollar question lately: what new policy should we set regarding remote work for our employees coming out of the pandemic? You know I have a lot of thoughts to share on the topic when I just can't keep the "two-minute tip" to two minutes. I hope you...

The most toxic team habit

The most toxic team habit

I see it happen all the time. I'm guilty of doing it myself. Here are my thoughts on what I believe is the most toxic behavior in team environments—and any social environment, for that matter."Two-Minute Tips" is a video series of relevant, expert leadership advice. ...

Just do it

Just do it

I find that in our culture we tend to be very skilled at asking people how we can help them—how we can be of service to their needs or situation. What a wonderful norm! However, I’ve also noticed a common practice of responding to these offers with resistance. Not...

Reflecting on experience

Reflecting on experience

This is one of my favorite quotes. Probably because it's a reminder I need to hear often.  "We don't learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience." - John Dewey You see, I like to move fast—to drive results and then jump to the next challenge. No time...

Boosting employee ownership

Boosting employee ownership

Have you seen "Yes Day" yet, the new Netflix movie? It's the driver behind this week's Two-Minute Tip. Every leader's dream is to have a team full of employees who take extreme ownership of their work and the team's success. But how do you do it? As usual, I learn my...

Share the stories

Share the stories

We may clock in each day to earn a paycheck, but the amount of energy we choose to exert during those work hours is influenced by much more than a salary. One of the biggest drivers of performance and engagement is the ability to know and see the impact of our...

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