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5 Tips to Grow Your Business Through Creative Thinking

Broadcaster Terry O’Reilly told a great story about David Phillips in California. “He noticed Healthy Choice chocolate pudding was having a promotion. For every 10 barcodes sent in, the buyer would get 500 Air Miles. On top of that, there was an early-bird offer – anyone redeeming barcodes in the first month got double the Air Miles. Therefore, every 10 barcodes got him 1,000 Air Miles. Think big! Phillips scoured his town and discovered a discount grocery chain selling Healthy Choice

Posted in Leadership, Management

What Makes Managers Great?

Like most of us, you have probably had a manager who played a positive role in your career and a manager who made you want to quit your job. So what distinguishes a great manager from the rest? According to Linda Hill and Kent Lineback, authors of “Being the Boss”, the answer lies in 3 imperatives: manage yourself, manage your network, and manage your team. Manage yourself Management begins with you. You must be trustworthy and have the authority to

Posted in Management

Millennials in the Workplace

The Millennial Generation (also referred to as Generation Y or Net Generation), born during the 1980s and early 1990s, has joined three earlier generations in the workplace – Generation X,  Baby Boomers and a few not-yet-retired Traditionalists. As the Millennial generation is replacing the Baby Boomers who are retiring, it is important to know what appeals to them and how this will impact your corporate culture. Characteristics (FACTS) of Millennials: Freedom Millennials place a high value on freedom. They ask

Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Management

Workplace Flexibility

Workplace Flexibility

The news of Yahoo! CEO’s ban on working from home brought one topic to the front page of all major news outlets: Workplace Flexibility. Providing flexible work arrangements is one of the tactics most often identified for attracting and retaining employees. This makes sense when considering the demographic and economic changes: Aging Baby Boom generation Stagnating incomes Dual-income families and single parents Delayed childbearing Increased responsibility for eldercare Baby Boomers eligible for retirement may want, or for financial reasons need,

Posted in Leadership, Management
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