Tag: Howard Shore

What are the Meeting Participation Pitfalls?

Meeting participation tips, pitfalls, and contributions to having a more successful meeting

How well are your meetings functioning? Through this series of articles I have been highlighting the many factors that must be considered for your meetings to go well. While conducting your meeting, there are several meeting participation pitfalls that your meeting facilitator should help you avoid. Are You Potentially Seeing Your Participation Role in the…

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15 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

How to motivate your employees and staff.

In today’s business environment, it is essential that we find ways to make our organizational resources more productive. In many organizations, the most prominent and expensive resource we have is our people.

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Speed Up Recruiting

Selecting good talent can take a long time, but is one of the keys to having a successful organization. Here are some ideas to help speed up your recruiting.

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Law of Influence

In John Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he identified “The Law of Influence”, which states that, “The True Measure of Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.”

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Profit from Employee Ideas

Offering employees a say in the decisions that affect them is one of the best tools for engaging their hearts, minds and souls so they are motivated to give their all – and to make better choices as a company. However, many business leaders have let employee engagement fall by the wayside while trying to navigate the post-recession economy – and inadvertently made it harder to achieve the results they want.

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Increase Accountability

Accountability is a culture, process, and systems issue. After conducting many surveys about corporate culture, the number one issue we have found across the organizational spectrum is “accountability.” In general, we find that employees do not think they or their colleagues are effectively held accountable for their responsibilities and actions. I have found that accountability is typically weak among partners, owners, and executive teams, usually because these groups allow relationships to take precedence over the best interests of the organization.

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Choice Among Coaches, Mentors, Trainers and Consultants

Business catalysts come in several forms and understanding their differences is essential to a successful outcome. To clarify, business catalysts can be broken down into four basic categories: 1) consultant, 2) mentor, 3) coach and 4) trainer. It is critical that you understand which one you need to accelerate your career and business results. While…

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