Innovation & Change

What You Can Do to Inspire Innovation

Any successful business must be able to come up with new ideas and ways to implement them, in order to keep operations, products and services fresh. Innovation is about improving something that has come before. Innovation increases efficiency, convenience and effectiveness, and companies who innovate best have the best chance of success. Three barriers to[…]

Multigenerational Leadership

Multigenerational Leadership: What You Need to Know

What’s the big deal about Multigenerational Leadership? You may have been wondering why Multigenerational Leadership has become such a hot management topic lately.  It’s because we have a Multigenerational Workforce like we never had before.  It used to be that we’d have two or three generations in the workforce – but today you may be[…]

Featured Success Story: Increasing Ownership to Reduce Fulfillment Mistakes

Devon O’Donnell Devon is Director of Operations at Eye/Comm, the premier full service communications company headquartered in Santee.  He had a challenge in that his fulfillment department was regularly making mistakes, resulting in unhappy customers and/or rushed shipping charges. Fixing the problem Devon evaluated both members of the fulfillment team and identified their strengths and[…]

Audience listening to memorable communication

Featured Success Story: Memorable communication for maximum results

Sarah Salyer Sarah is Quality Control Manager at FOX Factory, the top company in design and development of high performance shock absorbers. She used some tips from Andy Bounds to ensure her communications are remembered long after she makes them.  Consciously making messages memorable… Sarah comments that she prefers to communicate and listen to messages[…]

vision and mission

Featured Success Story: A Vision and Mission the Whole Team Believes In

 Melinda Lehman Melinda is CEO of Puchlik Design Associates, the award-winning architectural firm that specializes in Healthcare Institutions, Higher Education and Senior Living.  The firm itself opened in Pasadena 60 years ago and was a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Melinda recognizes the importance of having clear vision, mission, values goals and[…]

Motivating a remote employee

Featured Success Story: Motivating a Remote Employee

 Greg P. Greg is a Director in a firm that develops and implements specialized programs for strategic communications, public involvement and community relations.  He leads the Transportation and Infrastructure Practice and divides his time between the San Francisco and San Diego offices.  Greg’s team members, for the most part, work remotely. Greg implemented techniques from multiple[…]

Managing time for amazing results

Manage Your Time for Amazing Results! 9 Tips and Tactics.

Do you produce amazing results? We all have the same number of minutes in the day as the Pope, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.  Are you using those minutes to create amazing results in your professional and personal life? Mark Sanborn, in his session on “Managing time for maximum results”, teaches that focused attention beats[…]

Not accountable

Why isn’t anyone accountable on my team? 5 reasons why…

“I wish my team were more accountable!” When people are more accountable for their own work, results and the decisions they make, their organization becomes much more effective. If you want your team to be great rather than mediocre, you need to hold yourself and others accountable for actions, decisions, time milestones and quality of work. […]

Understanding the FOR WHOM and the WHY

Featured Success Story: Keeping the FOR WHOM and the WHY in mind…

  Chip Lindgren Chip Lindgren is Founder and CEO of A.G. Scientific, a leading San Diego based biochemical supplier for the life science marketplace.  He has implemented a process of helping his team understand the FOR WHOM and and the WHY of the work they perform, giving them greater satisfaction and developing passion within the workplace.[…]

Raising engagement

Featured Success Story: Higher Involvement leads to Higher Engagement

  Joe Campbell Joe Campbell is Design Engineering Manager at InterTrade Industries, the world class full service custom thermoformer based in Westminster.  He applied principles from the session “How to Increase Workplace Performance” to raise engagement and reduce delays within his team. ITI employs CNC programmers who program the machines that make the mold tooling used[…]