How to Run a Great Meeting

Employees are spending an increasing amount of time in unproductive meetings. Not only are poorly planned and conducted meetings a waste of time, they also negatively affect employee morale. We have all experienced meetings where the discussion is unfocused, no one is...

How to Have Fun at Work

An entire industry has been created around the idea that employees need to have fun at work in order to be engaged and motivated. We are informed daily of the latest management brainstorms to inject games, events and silly hats into the workplace. The results are...

How to Get Employee Buy-in for Change

The essence of leadership is to create change. Leaders formulate plans for a better future for their organizations and influence others to buy-into their vision. They create a sense of urgency for the change and marshal the resources to make the plan a reality. While...

How to Set Objectives for the New Year

January is the time for New Year’s resolutions and that includes setting your department’s work objectives for the upcoming year. Traditionally, work objectives cascade down from the top of the organization. The company strategy determines the list of goals and...