Archive | Innovation and Productivity


5 Quick Steps for S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting Success

Whether you’re setting a short-term project goal at work or your own personal New Year’s resolutions, the S.M.A.R.T. method of goal setting can help you stay on track and give you a better chance at achieving success. Are you setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound goals? Here is a quick review of the five […]

Continue Reading 1

4 Ways to Stay Productive When Working From Home

Despite what the naysayers have predicted, working from home is not just a short-lived trend. In fact, it’s still on the rise. Two years ago, Forbes reported that “some 30 million of us work from a home office at least once a week … and that number is expected to increase by 63% in the […]

Continue Reading 0

4 Essential Characteristics of a Successful Team

At one time or another in your professional career, you’ve likely been reminded that teamwork makes the dream work or that there’s no “I” in team. Or maybe you’ve been encouraged to be a team player and take one for the team. And in some instances, you may have even found yourself going to bat […]

Continue Reading 7

Employee Development: The Disengagement Cure

The most competitive and productive companies have the best workers, but when disengagement sneaks in, it can not only take a toll on your productivity, but it can also affect your top talent. According to a recent study by Gallup, engagement was at its highest in 2014 since 2000, yet only 31.5% of employees say […]

Continue Reading 3

Anchor Your Company’s Future with These Smooth-Sailing Tips

Every organization goes through change. You may not know when or how, but you can be prepared when a rogue wave hits. One of the most debilitating change agents in the business world is turnover. According to the 2015 CareerBuilder Candidate Behavior survey, three in four full-time employed workers are open to or actively searching […]

Continue Reading 0

Community Involvement: A Solution for Employee Retention

In the past 10 years, the job market has shifted drastically. Instead of the mass layoffs seen during the Great Recession, workers are quitting voluntarily. Now, employees are more likely to leave an employer for a better opportunity than ever before—which makes retaining top talent that much more imperative. Employee retention is a multi-faceted issue […]

Continue Reading 2

Maximizing Your Mind

We use our minds to try to understand how everything in the world works, but the subject we may know least about is our mind itself. Scientists have determined that the thing our minds may be most effective at doing is misleading, fooling, or deluding us. Whether it’s the airline pilot on approach who doesn’t see […]

Continue Reading 0
Liz Murray High Res photo

From Homeless to Harvard

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is back, with an exciting new lineup of speakers, including Liz Murray, motivational speaker and bestselling author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard. During the 2015 Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast, Murray will share her fascinating, inspirational story of growing up with […]

Continue Reading 0

Studies Show Volunteering is Good for Your Health

According to a study by United Healthcare, 94% of people who volunteered in the past 12 months say it improved their mood. It’s often easy to see the results of how volunteer work helps others, but how often do you think about the impact it has on your own mental and physical health? From personal […]

Continue Reading 1

Peak Performer’s Life: Are You Committed?

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses the importance of committing to excellence. He explains that when you commit to a goal, and give it “your mind, body, soul, and emotions,” you will innovate and create. According to Walter: “People take the word commit very, very lightly. When you are committed to something […]

Continue Reading 0