Business is Blooming                               by Russell Trahan

Business is Blooming by Russell Trahan

Regardless of what date the calendar shows, business is blooming – and the season for sowing success is officially here. The ways businesses can promote themselves is blooming, too – blogs, podcasts, social media, television, magazines!  How can business owners,...

Six Mindsets To Breathe Oxygen Into Your People by Jason Barger

Six Mindsets To Breathe Oxygen Into Your People by Jason Barger

We all could use a deep breath. Most teams and companies are still figuring out how to help support their people and engage with them remotely, in hybrid settings, and in-person gatherings. With all that businesspeople have been navigating: differing modes of communication, the expansion of remote workers, global health, issues of racism, social injustice and equity, political and economic uncertainty, they are also expected to maximize the experience, product or service that you are delivering to the marketplace. Deep breaths are needed.

How Gratitude Can Strengthen   And Grow A Business During A Crisis

How Gratitude Can Strengthen And Grow A Business During A Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has affected people in every way imaginable, including the way they view their life. For some, the pandemic has made them stop taking good things and people in their life for granted; for others, the silver linings are harder to find. Having and...

Rules to Being a Really Lousy Leader                                  by Mark Oristano

Rules to Being a Really Lousy Leader by Mark Oristano

Bad leaders have something over the good ones. Bad leaders have much better job security. Why? Simple. They run off anybody who is a threat to them before any damage can be done. Bad leadership is an art form. It’s not easy to make yourself into the kind of leader who...

Teaming Up for Takeoff; Six Strategies That Are Out of This World

Teaming Up for Takeoff; Six Strategies That Are Out of This World

Six men and I sat atop four and a half million pounds of explosives waiting for the fuse to be lit to begin our flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery.  We knew that for the next seven days our lives would depend on our acting synergistically.  If anything went awry...

There is No Vaccine for Your Company Culture

There is No Vaccine for Your Company Culture

There is no magic pill, button or wand that you wave that will quickly fix or treat the ails of your company culture. We live in an instant gratification world where people/employees/leaders want things to change for the better immediately. They want the negativity, dysfunction and toxic elements of the organization to be eradicated overnight. But when it comes to your company culture there is no vaccine!

In his latest article “There Is No Vaccine For Your Company Culture; 4 “Musts” for Leading Through Times of Change,” author Jason V. Barger shows your readers that developing people and culture isn’t a drive-thru pharmacy. It takes time. It’s a process. He gives four “musts” for your readers’ corporate culture to change, which include:

• Name it
• Define it
• Plan it
• Anchor it

Small Business Saturday, November 28

Small Business Saturday, November 28

November 28, 2020 is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday celebration. This year is also the 11th year that the American Business Women’s Association has signed on to be a coalition partner for this very important initiative that encourages shoppers to support...

Does Your Corporate Culture Get All A’s?  The proactive process to shape the team culture you want.

Does Your Corporate Culture Get All A’s? The proactive process to shape the team culture you want.

Every team and company wants to be known for having an amazing culture, but only some understand how they are created and are disciplined enough to lead a culture-shaping process. The best leaders and teams on the planet know that growing the ecosystem they desire within their organization takes proactive leadership and support

In his latest article “Does Your Corporate Culture Get All A’s? The proactive process to shape the team culture you want” author and consultant Jason V. Barger shows your readers how it’s not a top-down dictator style of leadership that is compelling to people, but a participatory style that invites cross-functional representation throughout the organization to share in the dreaming and creation of the culture they desire. Barger’s six A’s to corporate culture include:

• Align
• Aspire
• Articulate