Power of Positivity

It feels like it’s the 200th day of February. According to KMTV Omaha’s snowfall is now double the normal average at 40.5 inches. We haven’t seen temperatures over freezing in weeks. It is the kind of cold that seems to settle in your bones. The kind of cold that grabs a hold of you and…

The Importance of Speed

Speed can act as a way to outwork and outthink your competition. From leveraging data to know more that matters sooner, to disciplined process management companies can accelerate in the most meaningful places faster.

The Problem with Good

“Good in the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.” – Jim Collins In the first semester of my graduate school experience, as…

Being a Female Leader Today is Hard

by Carrie (Adams) Connors Being a female leader today is hard. No one probably told you growing up that you’d be a great manager one day and how a strong female leader does that. That you’d be awesome at running massive projects and being held to high standards of performance for not just yourself but…

Easy as Pie: How to Pass the Fork and Share Projects

When you effectively manage a team you must partition out the roles and responsibilities so that the whole effort is executed in manageable parts. You align the right person with the right role so that their effectiveness is maximized. That means they are focusing on their work and their piece most of the time. That focus means that there are going to be gaps in knowledge and awareness regarding co-workers efforts, circumstances, deadlines, priorities when it comes time for the proverbial pie forks to cross.

7 Ways to Gain Credibility in the Workplace

When we spend so many hours on the job we should relish in the experience and use it as an opportunity to better ourselves, deepen relationships and truly add value to our customers and clients. Always seeking to be wiser, more valuable, more well-rounded, and most importantly more fulfilled. Simply telling people what to do vs. influencing cooperation can mean the difference between just a manager or a respected and effective leader. (Choose the latter.)