Category Archive for "Leadership"

Engage to Retain. Engage to Succeed.

3 Key Steps to Engage and Retain your Best Employees Do you feel like your enthusiastic performers and your reliable rocks are disappearing from your organization? Are you stuck in a never-ending cycle of recruiting, onboarding, training and exit interviews? Are you spending more time refereeing conflicts than planning...

The High Cost of Workplace Toxicity

The realities of workplace conflict and how to deal with it.   “Our team is constantly fighting with each other.” “I have a conflict with X and I am totally stressed out.” “I can’t do my job because that other person/department is getting in the way.” “There is so...

It’s Organic! How to Grow a Healthy and Inclusive Workplace Community

I’m no master gardener, but I know that you can’t just toss out some seeds and sprinkle a little water to succeed at growing, say, an apple tree. First, you have to till the ground and add nutrients to the soil to give those seeds the right environment to...

Appreciate Your Millennials: Why and How

It’s time to stop complaining about younger employees and start engaging them A colleague of mine was a bit taken aback by what she described as “millennial bashing” during a lull at a professional conference she recently attended. Her table mates were complaining about how lazy millennials are, how...

The Power of Belonging: Essential for You and Your Staff

Imagine showing up for work on your first day, ready to meet your colleagues and get started. You’re greeted warmly and escorted to your office and told to settle in. That’s when you realize you have no phone, no computer, no one available and no idea how to access...

Cultivating Hope at Work: 5 Tips for Changing the Future

Part 5 of a 5-part leadership series. What does it mean to have hope in the workplace? And why should you care?  Hope is one of the top four most important things employees need at work. Leaders who want to be effective will do well to take it seriously....

Be a Stable Force – Whether Calmly Cruising or Riding Out Turbulance

Part 4 of a 5-part leadership series.   At Integrated Success, our primary focus is helping leaders create thriving workplaces. This series shows how you can incorporate leadership elements that inspire commitment and excellence among your employees. Imagine you’re flying cross-country, and the captain announces that it’s about to get...

Compassion: Honoring the humanity of your “human resources”

Part 3 of a 5-part leadership series.   At Integrated Success, our primary focus is helping leaders create thriving workplaces. This series shows how you can incorporate leadership elements that inspire commitment and excellence among your employees. Compassion is something we don’t talk about much at work. Yet it’s so...

5 Tips for Building Trust in Your Workplace

Part 2 of a 5-part Leadership Series. At Integrated Success, our primary focus is helping leaders create thriving workplaces. This series shows how you can incorporate leadership elements that inspire commitment and excellence among your employees. Trust. For such a small word, it carries a lot of weight. Think...

Adjusting Leadership Focus

From Employment Laws to Strategic Vision and Back As a leader, you are continually adjusting your focus.  You have to zoom out to keep an eye on the horizon:  Are there new strategic opportunities to grab on to or obstacles to navigate around? At the same time you have...