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THE FRAGILITY OF DIVERSITY

By Bert Miller / February 21, 2018

TALK, TALK, TALK AND TALK SOME MORE: Diversity hasn’t progressed in the way it should have because of blind spots and unconscious bias. We all have them and it’s human nature, however, it’s only when we recognize and are familiar with the problems that we can do anything about them.…

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WORK/LIFE BALANCE : MANAGING THE WORK

By Bert Miller / February 16, 2018

philosophy, if you will, insinuates to some degree that there is no overlap and that parameters of time and geography dictate level of involvement in your career. Now you are telling yourself that a focus on work can only occur between the hours of 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Additionally,…

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5 TIPS FOR EVERY LEADER

By Andrea Hurtado / January 17, 2018

1. TALK TO ME Leadership will always be easy if you communicate with your team. It is truly the very foundation of leading people. Be clear about the expectations. Talk to them and tell them what the vision is, what you’re trying to do, what their role in the vision…

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BUILDING TEAMS PART III: CREATING THE AVENGERS INSTEAD OF SUPERHEROES

By Andrea Hurtado / December 19, 2017

THEY BLEND STRENGTHS Being great at something is good, but there will always be weak spots in a person’s skill set, and putting the right team together allows you to blend skills to create a superpower.  Team members work well when they rely on one another to bring different aspects…

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BUILDING TEAMS PART II: BUILDING SQUADS AKA STRONG TEAMS

By Andrea Hurtado / December 6, 2017

CHEMISTRY MATTERS It isn’t enough to put skilled individuals into a collective and expect it to work. The chemistry and personality types must be right in order to create a common objective. Trust us, we deal in chemistry every day and you can never underestimate how powerful a team of…

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BUILDING TEAMS PART I: STRONG CULTURE BUILDS BETTER TEAMS

By SALMA EL-WARDANY / November 27, 2017

FIRST, VALUES CONNECT PEOPLE If your business has been built on the things you believe in, in values and missions, then you’re going to attract people who have similar beliefs to you. Those likeminded individuals build connected teams that share the same principles. Sure, you could put a bunch of…

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CULTURE SERIES PART III: BUILDING POSITIVITY + PERFORMANCE

By Bert Miller / October 19, 2017

1.   BE THE POSITIVITY YOU WANT TO SEE The leadership can sit around that boardroom table as much as they like, but if they’re not living by the things they’re discussing, you can forget about it. (See our Culture Series Part I). If positivity and encouragement, laughter and empowerment are…

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CULTURE SERIES PART II: INSPIRING A COMPANY CULTURE

By Andrea Hurtado / October 12, 2017

live by your word, now let’s discuss proactively building a company culture. When it comes to the culture race, we all know who the major players are. The guys who sit at the top of the food chain, gobbling up all the best candidates because their culture has become the…

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CULTURE SERIES PART I: BUILDING A COMPANY CULTURE – LIVE BY YOUR WORD OR SHUT UP

By SALMA EL-WARDANY / October 6, 2017

WE ASKED: WHAT DOES CULTURE MEAN? THEY SAID: It is unquestionably, always, no matter what, 100% to do with people. It’s never about a ping-pong table or some bean bags in the corner and no amount of cool slogans scribbled on a wall makes culture. It’s about walking through the…

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DEALING WITH ADVERSITY AND WEATHERING THE STORM

By Andrea Hurtado / September 22, 2017

That’s magical. We don’t take that for granted and we know we’ve got something truly special on our hands. Because you can have the most skilled individuals in your business, but if they don’t operate as a team, your organization won’t go anywhere. A well-bonded team will always achieve more…

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