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[…]

Solving workplace conflict

Dealing with workplace conflict – the right way!

According to Forbes, a typical manager spends 25-40% of their time dealing with conflict.  I’m not sure who Forbes was polling, but it can’t have been any of our clients!  However an oft-quoted study from CPP Global that feels closer to home finds that 89% of employees have experienced a workplace conflict that escalated, 67% have[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Humor is a Management Tool

Improve your communication, boost creativity and morale, reduce stress – the Fun Way!!

People want to have fun.  Lighten up the workplace and you’ll get results fast! In our July session, Dr. Terry Paulson argues that humor is a great management tool.  Making people laugh does three key things: it helps in communication and relationship building it reduces stress, both personal and in the workplace it fosters creativity Communicate with[…]