Saying “not now” is a great way to reduce stress and increase results

Have you ever had the feeling that you were overloaded at work? That feeling of too many things to do and not enough time to get everything done? I have. This situation actually demotivates me from wanting to do anything[...]

Published: August 20, 2018
By: Darryl Stewart
How to get more output from your team while increasing their happiness

It is a theme I hear from leaders all the time: “I have nowhere to promote my people. I get good people all trained up and they leave because I don’t have enough opportunities for them.” While it may be[...]

Published: August 14, 2018
By: Darryl Stewart
A real-life example of coaching an employee through a performance problem

I once had a staff member who, after a promotion, was failing to stay on top of his new responsibilities. He was missing some deadlines, forgetting some things altogether, and not setting proper expectations with his colleagues. Upon discussion, it[...]

Published: July 31, 2018
By: Darryl Stewart
How to stay positive in the face of adversity

As leaders we set the tone. When we go to the dark side and let anger, resentment, or entitlement dominate our mood and our actions, we create a toxic workplace. Whatever the trigger is –problems at home, an unforgiving customer,[...]

Published: July 4, 2018
By: Darryl Stewart
How to hire in a hurry

When we hire in a hurry:we tend to focus too much on the specific skills we need right now and not enough on the underlying character and growth potential of the people we choose;we tend to select people who are[...]

Published: June 26, 2018
By: Darryl Stewart