If someone told you that the only thing stunting the growth of your business was your employees’ engagement levels, would you believe them? Would you even know how to measure engagement or analyze the consequences of disengagement on your company’s success? Read More
An Interview with Michael Costuros
“Is it scalable?” This is the first question you often get asked as an entrepreneur.
Scale, scale, scale…everyone wants to do it, and it sounds soooo good. But far too frequently when we think of “scaling”, we think only of the end result – the amazing pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
An Interview with Anese Cavanaugh
Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Anese Cavanaugh, a leadership collaboration advisor and strategist, and the inventor of the IEP method — Intentional Energetic Presence. Anese helps to create cultures of collaboration, authenticity, and healthy leadership. Read More
It’s probably easier to see now, but you didn’t start your business just to make money. You did it to feel something – independence, a kind of freedom and control over your life, to be able to do it your way. And you “re-earn” that freedom with every headache and heartache that comes with being a business owner. But while there are certain things only an owner can feel – good and bad – there’s a version of that freedom that each and every one of your employees wants for themselves. And you have more power than you know to give it to them. Read More
February was short, sweet and full of great web content about enhancing creativity and optimizing performance in the workplace. Punxsutawney Phil (the most famous of all groundhogs) may have seen his shadow on February 2nd, but a little cold weather wasn’t about to slow us down. Once again we have put together our list of top reads to help you stay focused, inspired, and warm as we look forward to the third and final leg of Q1.
I recently had the opportunity to connect with one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Chip Conley. Founder of Joi de Vivre Hospitality, Chip has probably created more boutique hotels than anyone on the planet. He is the best selling author of Peak and Emotional Equations and recently founded Fest300, an online destination for exploring the world’s best festivals. Read More
It’s 4:45 AM. I run three miles to meet the rest of my college rowing team for practice. We push off into the dark and barely unfrozen river, eight rowers guided by one coxswain to steer and coordinate the power and rhythm of our strokes. As we start to row, water splashes off of our oars and freezes mid-air. Hundreds of tiny, unforgiving icicles hit the team as we align and become one unit of purpose-driven movement.
Years have passed and I now row a different boat as an entrepreneur, but I’m still just one person working in concert with an entire Read More
You can’t crack your employees’ heads open and look inside (well you can, but legal will probably advise against it) so how do you uncover what drives individual employees to work hard, stay focused and be more creative? Are they seeking more money, stock options, a pat on the back?
Keeping employees engaged means that they will stay longer, be more productive, and increase your base of satisfied customers. To get there, start from the ground up by understanding how employees think and how to meet their most fundamental needs. Read More
As a SaaS company, we strive to help organizations achieve their goals. We believe that one of the greatest challenges that organizations face in hitting their peak potential is developing and sustaining fluid internal communications. Providing regular employee feedback is vital for developing a strong team and a healthy business.
While financial success and company growth are important, our benchmarks for success also depend on the creation of more open and authentic communication between team-members and the personal satisfaction that can only come from the common fulfillment of an uncommon purpose.
All companies work towards measurable goals. New features in the product, selling target customers and boosting the bottom line. But goals are meaningless without knowing why you’re aiming for them. Seems obvious, but far too frequently we forget to examine why certain objectives were created in the first place. Read More