Company Culture

Serious Creativity

Do you ever get bored and look at all the creative ideas on Pinterest? Moms coming up with cute snack ideas for their kids to take to school. Crafty people making their own Halloween costumes. Awesome dinner ideas that you would have never thought of… Then we think… “Are you kidding me? Who has time for this crap? These are impossible. I’m just not a creative person.” That thought has probably crossed your mind. Maybe you’ve even said it out loud.

“The concept of creativity has historically been very useful in the business world.”

 

When you think of creative people, you might think of artists, musicians, dancers, or those crazy moms on Pinterest. But the concept of creativity has historically been very useful in the business world.

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Trust = Team

Building a team can be one of the most challenging responsibilities of someone who leads. Building a team is the task of organizing a group of people to work well together, accomplish goals, and have a positive impact on the company.

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A Positive Attitude is Everything!

It’s one of those days! You woke up and your basement was flooded from last night’s storm. Your dog was so scared during the night, he pooped on the floor. Your new car has hail damage, and you still have to be at your staff meeting by 8:30 am. You’re probably thinking…Stay out of my way people. Today is NOT my day!

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Another Tough Leadership Challenge

You have an employee that gets the job done. From what you can tell, he’s a nice guy. He can actually work with you. And he brings great ideas. Here’s the problem: He can’t get along with his co-workers. And you’ve heard from some of your clients who are struggling to work with him. Another tough leadership challenge. What do you do?

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Uninspired…What’s my Purpose?

So you’re sitting at your desk, doing the same thing you do every day, and your boss walks in the front door. She doesn’t say “Hi.” She just walks past with her head down. She goes straight back to her office. Now the employees in your office are emailing back and forth… “Someone get her a broom…The witch is back!” Sounds like something off a movie right? Well, this has also happened in real life…I’ve seen it.

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Can You Count on Workplace Relationships?

Front-line staff are the drivers of your business.  Often, they interact the most with your clients.  Communicate your vision.  Create your client experience.  Develop and produce your products.  Do you know what has the greatest impact on their ability to deliver on your organization’s purpose?  Their immediate supervisor!

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3 Ways to Inspire

Inspirational Leadership…what does that mean? How do you inspire your team?  Or even inspire yourself?  When was the last time you were so engrossed in your work that you looked up and it was 5 o’clock?  You had no idea where the day went.  Has it been a while since you have felt that way?  You may be not inspired.  If you’re not, chances are…neither is your team.

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Leadership…Blah, Blah, Blah!

In our line of work, we are asked to facilitate A LOT of classes on leadership! It’s a hot topic. Every company wants its people, especially management, to lead. And really, it makes good business sense to get your people demonstrating better leadership behaviors. The fact of the matter is, though, it’s not as easy as you think…there are a lot of issues that accompany the pursuit of leadership.

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It’s a BIG world…Fish in it!

“A wise person once told me that you are the average of the seven people you surround yourself with. At first, this seemed like something out of one of those ‘guru’ books, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew this person was right. I was surrounding myself with people who depended upon me to show them the way; people who were seeking my approval and guidance. So I asked myself, “What now?” What I decided has not only helped reduce stress, but is changing my life for the better.

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We are thankful for you…

As Thanksgiving rolls around each year, most people are ready for family time. We can’t wait to get cozy, eat great food, and spend time with those that we’re thankful to have in our lives. During this time of year, work is sometimes the last thing on our minds.

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