New Boss: 5 Ways to De-motivate a Successful Team of High Performers

It can be overly tempting for some recently hired leaders to want to put their stamp on the department or division that they’ve just been hired to run.  This is particularly understandable when the business or unit has been underperforming. But with an all too common regularity I’ve observed new leaders enter successful situations and…

Indecisive Leaders are Harsh

Have you ever been frustrated waiting for a decision from your boss?  Once in a while, it’s OK right?  Everyone gets annoyingly behind now and then.  It’s pretty much impossible to stay on top of everything all the time.  We all know that.  But when your boss’s indecisiveness is a pattern, it’s a completely different…

The Worry Epidemic Saps Profits

It didn’t surprise me several years back when the latest edition of Maclean’s, a current affairs magazine from Canada, landed on my doorstep with the headliner, “The New Worry Epidemic”.  It seemed the pressure to perform was hitting everyone, including our children.  Unfortunately, little has changed for the good. Within the corporate realm, there is…

The 6 Best Things You Can Do for Your Employees this Holiday Season

Thinking of what to give your employees this Holiday Season?  Want something that will be appreciated, keep you happy, and boost the bottom line?  If so, you might want to go beyond the gift certificate, club membership or bonus approach.  While thoughtful, and useful, these gifts can be fleeting in impact.  What they’ll really appreciate…

Work & Life: The Power of Gratitude

Here in the US Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Soon many of us will be taking time to acknowledge what we’re grateful for. Then, after the weekend of feasting, we’ll go back to not thinking too much about gratitude. But gratitude, practiced daily, has powerful effects on our physical health, psychological well-being, our relationships…