How to Build A High Performing Team

Building A High Performing Team is not rocket science but it requires a focused, persistent, consistent effort of utilizing best practices in all facets of your business. According to a 2014 study of 295 international C- level executives conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Cross Knowledge, the survey showed that 88% of

Best Practices: Talent Acquisition

Talent and human capital form the backbone of any business. They must be a priority and never simply an afterthought. It is that simple. But is it? We so often focus on revenues and profits and in the case of public companies, stock price. It almost seems as if these numbers spawn themselves. But we

The Risk of Authentic Leadership

If you are not willing to lead you will not succeed. Leadership and management require different abilities. Abilities designed to achieve different outcomes. Managementwas establishedto maintain and improve upon the existing status quo.  Leadership must be able to move beyond the status quo in order for innovation and change to occur. At some point this

How to Train Teams in High Reliability Organizations

More than 30 years of research and evidence have been accumulated on teams and team performance in diverse areas such as aviation, the military, nuclear power, and health care. The consensus across these domains, where the consequences of error are great, is that teamwork is an essential requirement for high performance. Based on the evidence

How Business Owners Become Financial Leaders

Entrepreneurs wear dozens of hats: They are product designers, salespeople, customer service reps, marketers, executives, and grunts. Yet, the one role many entrepreneurs are less than ready to take on is that of financial expert. Businesses need money to survive, and entrepreneurs are responsible for finding and managing funding appropriately. Those who are effective with

Tips to Grow your Cultural Currency for Business Success

While international business affords tremendous opportunity for growth and prosperity, often those opportunities are not fully realized. Cultural differences between strategic partners can serve as barriers to successful collaborative initiatives. Developing cross cultural competence is a life-long learning effort that can lead down a long path of workshops, how-to books, and frustrating experiences. Because executives

How to Impact the Lives of Others by Using Influence

By the end of this you will learn the fundamentals of influence, identify the four stages of influence and the different characteristics of an influencer. This will help you become even better at communicating with your colleagues, your family, people you meet and develop stronger relationships and connect with your customers. You will also be

Why coaches and mentors shouldn’t beat themselves up when client change doesn’t happen

Every beginner coach or mentor goes through a phase of questioning their own competence, based upon a sense that they could (or should) have had so much more impact. Even very experienced coaches and mentors sometimes feel that they have “failed” their client. While there are some professional coaches and mentors, who think they are