Is your team too comfortable?

Is your team too comfortable?

Most leaders would be thrilled to say that their team members feel safe and comfortable enough to have tough conversations and take risks together. That sort of psychological safety can have a dark side, says Alex Fradera on Quartz. The positive characteristics of...
I hate to tell you this, but…

I hate to tell you this, but…

Susan believed that allowing her team to work flexible hours was good for the company and helped people balance work and life. When corporate decreed that employees had to work a more set schedule, Susan struggled with supporting her people and falling in line with...
Good people in a bad system

Good people in a bad system

We are pleased to welcome guest blogger Jim Coyle, CEO of Nexus Business Solutions. They are experts at helping small to mid-sized businesses implement practical solutions, utilizing the¬†Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).   Nexus just turned 11 years old....
This too shall pass

This too shall pass

David and Launda Wheatley spent roughly two months training and then crossing the Atlantic with two friends on a 39-foot sailboat. See more about this amazing adventure on their blog. Among the many lessons learned through the joys and occasional adversity: This too...
Can you really say no to your boss?

Can you really say no to your boss?

Even when you have a positive relationship, bringing bad news to the boss is something most people would rather avoid. This includes telling the boss, “no,” even when it’s the right thing to do. Sure, the supervisor should welcome honesty and candor...