18 10, 2018

How to Create a Brag Board and Why You Should

By |2018-10-18T07:09:59-04:00October 18th, 2018|Leadership Values|

The TKO Graphix finishing department has a brag board. Its purpose is to share fun and positive things at work. Right at the top of the board, it says, “Finishing Department Brag Board.” So, what do you post on brag board? The Finishing Department Brag Board The Finishing department brag board is a place for [...]

13 09, 2018

What Training Do Frontline Managers Need?

By |2019-01-31T12:29:42-04:00September 13th, 2018|Leadership Values|

What training do frontline manager’s need? The answer is leadership training, which covers all the activities they’re responsible for, especially when it comes to managing people. Thrown into the Deep End When I was a new manager one of my first tasks was to hire additional personnel. I was handed an ad book (newspaper employment [...]

15 08, 2018

Why Your Executive Staff Needs a Coach

By |2019-01-31T13:42:45-04:00August 15th, 2018|Leadership Values|

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not part of the executive staff team. However, you realize that the C-staff could use help. The reason I say this is that many, if not most, executive staffers don’t know they need coaching. Some believe they don’t need it because it wouldn’t help. So, what can you do [...]

25 07, 2018

Why Recognition is Nice but Specific Recognition is a Game Changer

By |2018-10-10T15:11:34-04:00July 25th, 2018|Leadership Values|

I’ve shared a few blog posts on the importance recognizing your employees, The Power of Praise in Business. I’ve talked about the positive affect recognition has on your team, 4 Easy Ways to Improve Morale, and I’ve discussed How Recognizing Employees Helps Your Organization. In another post, I listed how and when to recognize employees, The Top Ten Times [...]

20 04, 2018

The Path from Working In to Working On the Business

By |2018-04-20T08:32:05-04:00April 20th, 2018|Leadership Values|

A friend and I were recently discussing working in vs. working on the business, working in defined as doing the work, and working on defined as directing the work. I’ve always thought of it as the difference between an actor and a director. Eventually, leaders that only work in the business stunt the growth of [...]