No, this is not (quite) about health and wellness programs. This is about making your company an energizing, exciting place to work. A healthy organization delivers results for employees, customers, and investors, while understanding the risks of short-changing any of these three. How does your company measure up on the 8 point scale? Leadership: it’s […]
Month: March 2014
Being a Leader…What’s that about?
Ok, so you’ve read a lot and heard a lot about how important it is in today’s business world to be a leader. A leader in the industry, a leading company, a leader of men, a sales leader …. seems like we’re all looking to BE leaders and find leaders. But what is a leader? […]
Collaborative Leadership Characteristics
I recently wrote a short blog regarding collaborative leadership because many of my clients are interested in creating joint ventures or collaborative partnership models where each group can maximize their talents and resources while working towards a unified vision. This blog encapsulates the key steps for this process. By Dave Kaster for The Mentors Guild. […]
Can you understand me?
By Dave Kaster for Mentors Guild Sims Wyeth & Co, helps us understand how to communicate more effectively through a variety of courses, coaching and skills training. In this adaptation from the blog entitled: “Communication skill includes words, voice, and body language”, we learn that words just don’t say it all. “The key idea is […]
Deliver Big on Everything
by Dave Kaster for: MENTORS GUILD EDITORIAL on Feb 20, 2014 • 11:43 am Rick Barrera speaks of how companies like Lexus and Federal Express absolutely changed the way their clients viewed them by changing everything about their brand. Here are some of the key points Mr. Barrera makes: Develop a powerful branding promise — otherwise you will get […]
Performance Reviews don’t need to be painful
by Dave Kaster for: MENTORS GUILD EDITORIAL on Feb 20, 2014 • 11:58 am Performance reviews at work are akin to having an unwanted surgery or making that dreaded trip to the dentist. In a recent video that she created for About.com, Michelle Tillis Lederman (author of “The Eleven Laws of Likability”), gives some winning advice on providing constructive criticism […]
Four top CEO’s share Leadership Secrets
by Dave Kaster for: MENTORS GUILD EDITORIAL on Feb 20, 2014 • 12:42 pm Laura Garnett, in Inc.com writes about her conversations with four successful CEO’s to describe their most successful leadership strategies. Rajeev Kapur, CEO of Sonic Emotion says: ”Hire the best and get out of their way…As a CEO, your job should be putting the best people […]
Can’t we just all get along?
Have you ever felt like it didn’t matter how well you did your job at work because your boss didn’t like you anyway? Have you ever been surprised to find out that your manager really did like you? Brandon Smith, the working guy, helps us with some tips to figure out whether or not we’re […]