Archive for the ‘Team Effectiveness’ Category

Moving with Purpose with Focus and Flexibility

A Key Skill of Business Leaders

Focusing on study

If you were to compile a checklist of attributes for great leaders, it would probably include the following items:

  • Visionary
  • Great communication skills
  • Focus
  • Courage under fire
  • Charismatic
  • Strategic thinker

When I ask business owners which of these attributes is most important for a …

Handle Change By Focusing on Them

Time For Change

Time For Change

When there are changes that need to be made in your business, and you ask your people if they are afraid about the upcoming changes, would they answer “yes” or “no?”

Do you think they would tell you the truth, or would they tell you what they

Leader or Manager – which one are you?

Boss vs Leader

Lead don’t Boss your company

What sets apart  managers from leaders? Is there a difference between them?  We have looked at this subject before on the Ember Carriers blog.  And we are visiting the topic again because I get this question a lot with my clients or in discussions with …

5 Key Traits of Great Leaders

Leadership Traits

Leadership Traits

In the book, Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, made the following observation:

“I think it’s very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won’t be able to …

I Don’t Understand – Getting Employees Onboard

Young man with doesn't know gesture

What happens when employees don’t understand?

What is the hardest part of implementing new processes in your business? For most companies, it is learning the new process and actually getting people to do things differently?

Michael Hammer, the business-process-reengineering guru, stated “The hard stuff is the soft stuff.” What he …

Fostering Diversity


Working effectively with all.

Diversity has a serious and direct impact on business results. Successful organizations are able to tap into the brainpower of talented and diverse workforces in order to serve a diversity of customers. Innovative thinking and problem solving is more likely to come from teams comprised of …