In the Streets of Sofia, Bulgaria

I'm sitting in the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria. A European city filled with hidden gems and almost a feel of Barcelona, Spain...but not quite. This morning I'm finding refuge and laughter in one place where everyone speaks a universal language and shares the same love for a modern vice...Starbucks! I adore immersing myself in foreign … Continue reading In the Streets of Sofia, Bulgaria

Death By Corporate Speak 😳

Word to the wise… if you’re a leader who’s trying to move an idea, project or corporate initiative forward stay far away from “corporate speak”. Seriously, there needs to be a book called “Death by Corporate Speak”. Regardless of the effort, the only way to get anyone to want to help you is by using … Continue reading Death By Corporate Speak 😳

Turn Around And See All The People

I was asked by a client today, “Why do so many companies have problems with engagement?” 87% of US employees are disengaged to be exact. It’s not rocket science… It’s because most leaders are faced in the wrong direction. Spending so much time appeasing “higher-ups”, Wall Street and making sure that the lastest initiative gets … Continue reading Turn Around And See All The People

What Zoos Can Teach Us About Employee Performance

I walked into a client's office yesterday optimistic and full of life. A great nights sleep, healthy breakfast and ahead of schedule. I was ready to conquer the day. I sat down in my office disguised as a cubicle and jumped right in. Then an unexpected turn of events happened.  After my first meeting I … Continue reading What Zoos Can Teach Us About Employee Performance

3 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Published By: David Fralinger                                                   Have a nagging suspicion your employees are a bit disillusioned? Disenchanted? Just plain bored? They may be suffering from acute employee disengagement, and they’re not alone. In fact, recent Gallup polling has identified an estimated 30 percent or less of the US workforce as actively engaged in their work—a dismal reality … Continue reading 3 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

How to Make Love in the Boardroom

People are looking everywhere for ways to feel valued and appreciated. We want to be surrounded by other people who are mindful of our needs in a way that says, “I hear you.” We want to be in the presence of other people who joyfully give us the freedom to be authentic and walk in … Continue reading How to Make Love in the Boardroom

THE REAL STORY: Why Transparency in Business is Important

Are you transparent at all costs? From e-mails to texts to the intranet, people are writing and reading 24/7. Writing is a great art and privilege. People rely on the written language for everything. It’s how we communicate messages, transfer information, gain alignment, and stay connected. That being said, “You can’t believe everything you read” … Continue reading THE REAL STORY: Why Transparency in Business is Important