Innovation Killers Stall Growth and Productivity

Whether you are the CEO of a large company or an entrepreneur running your business single-handedly, innovation should be front and center in your strategy. Vigilant edginess not only enhances business growth and productivity, but it also results in personal...

Career Success Drives Top 5 Blog Posts for 2017

After seven years of blogging, I’m still excited to recap the top 5 blogs of the year. Sometimes I peek at the stats throughout the year to see which posts are rising to the top. But the big reveal always comes in January when I have the opportunity to review a year’s...

Three Reasons Employees Resist Change and How to Gain Buy-In

Organizational change is a given to drive ongoing business success. But change can be a challenge when met with resistance. No matter if you are dealing with a small company or a global corporation, understanding employee resistance to change is essential when gaining...

Earning Customer Loyalty: It’s Easier Than You Think

Customer loyalty should be the number one priority for businesses. However, according to a Harvard Business Review article by Robert Simons, there is elasticity in the definition of “customer,” depending on the business. As a consumer, I need to be happy...

Five Reasons to Seek a Stretch Assignment Before You Feel Ready

In a recent discussion with a millennial on career development, the topic of stretch assignments came up. He expressed concern that he was “not ready” and feared making mistakes along the way. In the conversation that followed, I helped him understand why this was an...

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