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Top 6 Lessons from Military Leader Mark Hertling

The Riverside Military Academy auditorium was filled with 550 boys – boys ranging from Private First Class to Battalion Commander, young boys during some of their most critical developmental years, boys learning about leadership in their roles as Cadets every single day. Before them, Lieutenant…

The 10 Best Tips for Providing 360 Feedback

One of the questions that arises most often when administering 360 Feedback Surveys is this: “What can I say to actually help [insert employee’s name here] develop? Is my feedback being heard?” The position of a “Rater” in a 360 Survey Process is perhaps the…

5 Ways Companies Can Make the Most of Customized Assessments

While there is undoubtedly something to be said for the brand name, everlasting, tried-and-true leadership, personality, and employee engagement assessments continually infiltrating the markets, it is also important to note that these assessments are never “One Size Fits All” for simply any company. Every corporation…

Book Review: Make Your Bed by William McRaven

  Does it really matter whether you meticulously make your bed each and every morning? After all, you’re just going to mess it up later anyways, so isn’t it a waste of precious time to repeat this somewhat tedious task? Do the perfect corners and…

4 Reasons Coaching Is Critical After 360 Feedback

So you’ve completed the 360 feedback process, gotten your report, looked at your results, and…now what? Just like we use coaches to improve sport performance, coaches are also critical for improving work performance through providing encouragement, seeing things from a different perspective, and guiding us…

How Do You Measure Employee Engagement?

It’s the age-old question…How do you measure something that is, at its core, intangible? The area of Employee Engagement is often categorized as a “soft area,” or a form of positive psychology in which hard and fast measurement is impossible and unquantifiable since engagement is…

Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

There’s no getting around it: The absolute best way to boost employee engagement is to go directly to the source. Through routinely surveying an employee base – and actually listening to and acting upon their responses – any company can improve morale, happiness, and overall…

5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Care About Employee Engagement

Although specific statistics vary according to the source, all have the same bottom line: the general workforce is disengaged. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that 48% of employees are actively seeking new jobs. Furthermore, it is estimated that 55% of employees are not…