3 Ways to Make Your Culture Matter More

Have you ever stopped to think about what culture you’re promoting in your business? Company culture is inevitable. Every place humans exist so does some presence of culture. From your home to your local grocery store, from our West Michigan community to your company’s working environment, culture exists.  And in the business world, culture can [...]

2019-06-03T14:05:17-04:00June 10th, 2019|Blog Articles, Busines Values, Company Culture|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Make Your Culture Matter More

Good Parents Do This… 3 Quick, Timeless Tips to be an Effective Manager

Are your employees acting up? Not doing what you want them to do? Not getting the message? Simply put, this one could be on you, and you need to own it before things get out of hand. For centuries, there have been three tried and true methods for being a great manager; These methods include [...]

3 Ways to Build Trust In Your Organization

This article originally appeared on the EOS Worldwide blog on December 20, 2018. The foundation to a healthy team = trust. The fabric of all organizations = teams. So, the more trusting your teams are, the healthier you will be as an organization. I just did what Ms. Shultz taught you in your dreaded geometry [...]

2019-01-21T12:58:55-04:00January 21st, 2019|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Good Communication, Team Health|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Build Trust In Your Organization

Your Team Needs More Moments of Truth

Do you find moments of truth to be elusive in the workplace? Even if you’re at a place that is ethical and are surrounded by people that aim to do the right thing, the truth can still be elusive. And when we don’t have complete truth in the workplace, perception wins. I want to share [...]

2018-09-17T09:59:08-04:00September 17th, 2018|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management, Meeting Pulse|Comments Off on Your Team Needs More Moments of Truth

How EOS Could Change Your Personal Life

Recently, I facilitated a Vision Building™ 1 session with a client. This is the second of the beginning sessions, and it had been 30 days since we had our Focus Day™ session. As always, we shared our personal and professional bests at the beginning of the meeting. The CEO began by saying, “My personal and [...]

2018-08-20T09:01:54-04:00August 20th, 2018|Blog Articles, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Team Health, Work Life Balance|Comments Off on How EOS Could Change Your Personal Life

Culture Doesn’t Beat Strategy—It’s the Foundation of Strategy

The very question of which is more important—company culture or strategy—misses the mark. If your business consists of more than one person, your company has a culture. The fact that you’re successful, and your business has a viable plan for creating a positive economic impact for your employees and your customers, indicates you have a [...]

2017-12-11T18:04:28-04:00December 11th, 2017|Company Culture, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Culture Doesn’t Beat Strategy—It’s the Foundation of Strategy

Why You Should Manage All Your Employees Like Millennials

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with managing a millennial. She asked me for thoughts on how to best manage her younger staff. As we talked, I realized that Millennials take a bad rap for being needy for things that we as leaders and managers should be doing anyway. I [...]

Is “West Michigan Nice” Hurting Your Business?

“West Michigan nice.” It’s one of the phrases you understand well if you live in West Michigan. West Michigan nice is this strange cultural loophole around issues where you can’t seem to get full honesty from your closest neighbor, your coworker, and sometimes even your family. It's a comfort for some and a pain point [...]

2017-09-07T11:50:33-04:00September 11th, 2017|Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management|1 Comment

You Won’t Get a Stronger Business by Doing the Same Thing

Have you ever witnessed a business crumble right before your very eyes? Have you ever seen an organization with potential that went absolutely nowhere? Some businesses fail and some businesses with full potential sit locked away. There are many reasons why businesses fail: under-capitalization, poor leadership, adverse market trends, lack of customer focus, the wrong [...]

2019-03-07T20:25:24-04:00August 7th, 2017|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Company Growing Pains|Comments Off on You Won’t Get a Stronger Business by Doing the Same Thing