I recently had the opportunity to watch a 10-minute whiteboard overview video about Daniel Karpantschof’s philosophy on how to motivate employees. He believes that motivation is driven by purpose, not monetary incentives. With a high focus on employee engagement and increasing productivity, profit, and performance, I thought this video really challenges the way many managers and […]
I lead a data management and software development company that I founded 18 years ago. I am a strong believer in the power of a great company culture and as such, I like to think of myself as being pretty tuned into our people and their strengths. In fact, we spend an unusual amount of […]
During my 20 years of managing experience, I have learned this: Being a manager isn’t very different than being a father. Whether it’s engaging a household and empowering children, or increasing engagement in the workplace by inspiring employees – no matter how well you communicate, at some point there will be a break down in […]
One of the most difficult benefits to measure in the modern workplace is the level of employee engagement. First, what does engaged mean?
Making a respectable first impression is the foremost thought on a new employee’s brain. Equally true, every good manager knows how important it is to make a new hire feel welcome and at ease.
In my first Creativity, Inc. series post I spoke to the risks of vilifying failure when creating a creative culture. Next, I want to tackle the second step in creating a strong culture: embody characteristics of a good manager by hiring and trusting talented people. You as a manager and leader have the power to […]
Creating an innovating and creative culture is at the top of most corporate agendas. And it should be. The benefits far outweigh the risks. It increases productivity, reduces cost, gives a competitive advantage, motivates employees, and creates autonomy and stronger teams. So how do you create a culture that fosters creativity and innovation? Concepts […]