Leadership

Trading Up: How to Trade a Bad Habit for a Healthier One

When it comes to changing culture, improving performance, or just growing into a better version of yourself everyday, one of the simplest ways to make progress is to come up with two lists: a Start Doing list and a Stop Doing list. It’s fairly self-explanatory, but a “Start Doing” list consists of writing down a […]

Cultivating Consistent Culture: 7 Questions That Need An Answer

At GiANT we believe that vocabulary creates language, language shapes culture, and culture beats strategy under pressure, every time. The way you talk about your organization, speak to your people, and communicate with your colleagues makes a difference. Specificity and common understanding keep people on the same page, rather than trailing off to different conclusions […]

How to Cultivate Change in Those You Lead

Leadership means fighting for the highest possible good in the lives of those you lead.  If this is the primary concern of leadership in relation to individual employees, then an important question to ask is, “How do people really change?” Since no one is perfect, it makes sense that every employee and leader will need […]

What Being Credible Looks Like in Real Life

To be credible is to be competent. Most people, however, limit their understanding of competency to mean being smart, which is only partially true. The problem with simply being smart is that purely “smart” people have a tendency to know that they are smart and flaunt that fact with a certain “know-it-all” attitude.  Unfortunately, nobody […]

Work ON Your Business, Not IN It: 3 Questions to Spur Growth

Do you really want to grow your organization? If so, do you know where to focus your energy, and are you doing it?  By default, most business owners and leaders will answer yes to the first question, but come up with a variety of answers for the second one. And while the desire may truly […]

The Key to Success: Relationship Before Opportunity

You may not think very often about the random strangers and passing acquaintances you encounter every day, but take a moment to think about them now: Who do you have frequent contact with on a daily or weekly basis? The couple who owns the dry cleaner down the street? The waiter/waitress at your favorite lunch […]

Finding Your Peace: People, Place, & Purpose

How at Peace are You? This might sound like an odd question to some, but how much peace do you have in your life right now? How content are your heart and mind with the various aspects of life and routine at the moment?  What if there was a way to do a quick self-assessment […]

Trade Up for Success: How to Set Yourself Up for a Better Tomorrow

Have you ever heard an athlete say something like this after a dismal performance: “I didn’t have the right mindset today. I just wasn’t ready, so I didn’t play well.” Upon hearing that, some of us watching at home might think, “Really? It’s your job, and you have had all week to prepare! How could […]

5 Benefits of Humility in Leadership

Have you noticed periods of your leadership that were less effective and satisfying than others?  Have there been times when your trust among employees or the work environment you created seemed to suffer? Ask yourself, “what attitudes and actions defined my leadership during those times?” For many people, the root answer reaches all the way […]

How to get more done with less effort – my current productivity tools and apps

I really love working with peak efficiency and so I am always on the look out for great online tools that help me get work done.  I haven’t done a post on this for a while, so here’s what I am using a lot at the moment. Trello – https://trello.com/ This is an online tool (with […]

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