Productivity

How to Help Employees Achieve Peak Productivity

Let’s say you’ve put together a strong team of employees. They are smart, talented, ambitious, and eager to learn. You’re satisfied with your hiring choices and optimistic about what this potentially high-performing team can achieve. Yet, for some reason, the team so far has failed to meet expectations. Is this under-performance related to the individuals …

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Alright Already, Just Launch: The Dangers of Perfectionism & Delay

You’ve got a new product or service to bring to market. You’ve been working on this for months. You’ve tested the market, reaching out to existing customers and potential customers to see how your new creation will be received. It’s been so well received, that you actually have pre-orders and early bird signups piling up. …

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How a Leader Can Fix a Toxic Culture

To fix your company’s toxic culture, you must first identify what’s wrong. Some business leaders ignore signs of trouble because their attention is fixed elsewhere. Others willfully disregard the problem, hoping it will “fix itself.” But no company can thrive for long if it’s riddled with issues related to how employees are treated and a …

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Leadership Tips for a More Engaged Workforce

For every business, there’s a lot riding on employees being fully engaged in what they do. A lack of engagement can result in productivity deficits, a breakdown in morale, and higher-than-normal employee turnover. Such conditions are untenable for any business in the long run. Conversely, there’s really no limit to what can happen when employees …

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The Value of Taking Time to Think Strategically

People ask me why the Catapult process works so well. I typically tell them that it is a combination of things. First the three components: mastermind group, business education, and business coaching all contribute to the development of the chief executive. The mastermind process is critical to learning from other CEOs, testing your ideas, receiving …

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3 Productive Ways to Motivate Employees

A flourishing business won’t happen overnight, and it won’t happen from just one person. Cooperation is a key component to a successful business. Here’s why you’ll want to motivate employees on your team. Why Motivate Employees? Hard-working employees are a necessity for business leaders. This kind of employee exudes confidence, trust, and self-motivation. 1. Make …

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Down is Default: Developing a Positive Attitude

This is a guest contribution by Dr. Paul H. Jenkins, Ph.D., Positivity Psychologist Down Is Default Why can it be so hard to stay positive? Why is it so easy to get sucked into the negativity trap? Unless there is some force to the contrary, Mother Nature’s default is downhill. Mountains erode, buildings crumble, roads deteriorate, …

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