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Avoiding toxic behavior at work

A toxic culture can be tragic for your company. Employers need to set foundations to help avoid a culture that can ruin their company....

Drawing inspiration from the classroom to build your company culture

Your employees come to work for different reasons. Everyone receives the basic paycheck, but only a few companies go further. Before I started Digital-Tutors, I...

Tips for identifying a toxic culture before you take the job

Toxic cultures exist. They‘re usually hiding behind office perks. Your culture must go beyond foosball tables and free snacks.Those are nice to have, but what...

How to make your employees feel appreciated every day

Helping employees feel like they belong part of a team is something you can establish on their first day. Branded shirts are your company‘s...

How to have uncomfortable conversations with your client

Uncomfortable conversations will happen when you own a business. It’s inevitable.As a leader, you can set the expectations for them. My concept of a...

6 signs you’re working in a toxic environment

Everyone has off days. Do you find yourself dreading going into work every day?Your unhappiness might mean you‘re working in a toxic workplace. You...

Are your office perks hurting productivity?

Offering job perks is a positive benefit at any company. It should be to help employees distress and build relationships with each other. Some...

Why you should always go to the bathroom during a job interview

Job interviews are exciting and nerve wracking for everyone. You're going into a new company to see if you fit. But have you ever...

Companies with great perks can still have a toxic culture

Companies that focus on perks for their employees fall short of fulling their needs. Perks are often associated with company culture, but that isn’t...

Why your role as a CEO shouldn’t be “customer first”

As a CEO it’s second nature to say that you need to put your customers first. I mean, isn’t that why we built our...

Managing good employees who are struggling to succeed

Finding great people for your business can be a challenge. But a greater challenge is when those great employees aren't succeeding at their job....

Interview with Leadership Now

Are you a business owner who dreads going into work? Do you put in lengthy hours and see no return?I've been there. Owning a...

Your employees need BAM

For employees to be happy they need to feel BAM — belonging, affirmation, and meaning. When your people feel like they belong and have...

When is the best time to quit your job? Here are 5 signs it’s time to move on

Has work become more a chore than a pleasure? Are you feeling like you have hit the ceiling at your job? It's never easy...

Reasons why you shouldn’t accept the first job offer

It's so easy to accept the first job offer you get, especially when you need a job. I've been there and want to help...

Here’s how to spot a toxic workplace before accepting a job offer

Before you say YES to the job, use your interview to spot signs of a toxic workplace.You get the call and your interview is...

How to Break the Ice with a New Hire

First day jitters can make anyone a nervous wreck. You arrive and it’s obvious to see that you are the newbie. Most new hires...

Leading Your Employees

When looking for the right people to add to your team, it goes beyond the job skills. Will this person will fit into your...

Nine questions every leader must ask before letting someone go

As a leader, your expectations of your employees is high. When someone isn't performing to the standards you have for them, it's obvious that...

Making Sense of Why Walmart’s CEO Earns 1,200 Times the Pay of Its Median Employee

It's common for CEOs to make more than their employees. However, it's important for CEOs to remember their employees when celebrating the success of...

How to fire the right way

Believe it or not, there is a right way to firing someone. Leaders must consider all avenues to avoid making a costly mistake. The...

How to create a company culture that matters to millennials

In today’s world of business, employees are looking for more than a paycheck. Every company offers a paycheck. To become an employer of choice,...

How to fire employees without killing company culture

What's your first solution when you have an employee with performance issues? Many leaders will jump to firing someone as the only way to...

Take Five with Piyush Patel: An entrepreneur’s advice on gender inequality

Avoiding gender discrepancies doesn't have to be complicated. You can be the first to set the tone when it comes to new hires. Start...

Tips for Uncovering Biases at the Workplace

One way to prevent discrepancies is during the interview process for new hires. My recommendation is to have a male and female sit in...

3 Questions for Building a Culture That Matters

Your company already has a culture. Whether you think it’s good or bad, you have a culture. Your people are aware of it, too....

#TimesUp: 4 Mistakes Companies Can’t Afford to Make in the Era of the Movement

Having an employee handbook at your company is important. Among other things, it lays out the rules of how to play at your company....

Sexual Harassment Prevention Starts With Leadership

Implementing policies in the workplace starts with leadership. For your teams to be successful long-term, the people on your teams need to respect each...

How These 4 Tips Will Change the Way Your Business Approaches Pay Equality

Your company's leadership is responsible to removing gender bias. Treat every employee as equals. The best place to start with this is at the...

Upholding the core values of your brand

As a business owner and leader of your team, you have a responsibility to uphold your values. The core values you set for your...

Excerpt from Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work

Most people don't leave jobs because of the work; usually it's because they don't feel they're not appreciated. It's human nature for people to...

Listening is an act of affirmation

Listening as an Act of Affirmation is a great activity to help boost communication and productivity issues in your company. It works by reinforcing...

What Businesses Can Learn from Sports

Sports contribute to a huge part of today's culture. Sundays are for football, while there's a basketball game on almost every night in the...

The Workplace Is a Battlefield

Social media has been a form of release for employees to express their true feelings about work. It's taken over as a negative insight,...

Top Leadership Lessons From Sports: In business, the rules of your game are your core values

Did you know you can learn lessons from sports when it comes to running a business? Your employees are your team and everyone should...

4 Secrets to Showing New Hires They Belong

New hires feel enough stress and anxiety on their first day of work. Meeting new people, not knowing for sure if you're a good...

Exposing a company’s red flags can be as simple as sniffing for lunch and watching for toilet paper

It's normal for employees to work more than a 40 hour work week. That's why it's crucial that you enjoy where you work. At...

Why fancy perks just won’t work

Company perks are a bonus that most employees love to have at work. However, ping pong tables and candy bars aren't the solution to...

The secret to retaining great talent lies beyond the perks

Finding exceptional talent can be a huge challenge. We strive at finding the perfect fit when it comes to hiring our team. Many employers...

How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer

In today's workplace, people are taking pay cuts in exchange for happiness. They're looking for an established culture and values they can believe in....

Dive deeper into Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work

Are your employees happy? I built my company on a cultural foundation, and my employees were happy and excited to come into work. As...

Living and breathing your company values

Are you living your core values? Culture is one of those tricky words that often means something other than its designated meaning. In the age...

How to welcome a new hire

You've just hired a new employee. Sure, meeting new people and starting new projects should be exciting, as it should be. But for the...

Is your next employer a good cultural fit?

In the US, it's not unusual to work 60 hours a week. So you probably want to make sure you like the place you're...

9 questions you should ask yourself before letting someone go

Firing someone walks the line of being a knee-jerk reaction while somehow also being one of the most difficult things you’ll have to do...

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