• The world’s top performing organizations are dedicated to fueling innovation among employees. Unfortunately, innovation is notoriously difficult for organizations to foster and encourage. Leaders can’t wait around for their employees to create and implement fresh ideas. They also can’t expect innovation to sprout up after a single inspiring speech at a company meeting. Leaders must work […]

    In a fascinating new book published this week, entrepreneur and business consultant Eric Douglas draws on his work with large and small corporations, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations to share a powerful equation: Trust + Spark = Leadership Culture. The equation boils down a simple but profound truth: highly effective leaders focus on building trust and […]

    Ground rules are the foundation of productive meetings. Using ground rules, teams can establish norms for what is – and is not – acceptable communication and create healthy environments in which to work together and deal with tough issues. We recommend that every team adopt ground rules similar to these to ensure productive meetings. Provide […]