What’s Happening? The Importance of Knowing What Influences Your Organization

Despite the desire to avoid change, in a fast-paced world, there are constant influences outside your organization that can affect its direction.

23 Leadership Habits of Successful Government Employees

These habits can easily be translated into leadership qualities that help propel government employees to success.

Two Unexpected Ways to Earn the Attention of Your Distracted Team

Teammates get distracted constantly by the barrage of noise around them – and that means they do not pay as much attention to YOUR emails, conversations, texts, or smoke signals. So, if you want to get and keep their attention you NEED to take note of these 2 unexpected suggestions to improve your impact.

Clarity

In the majority of the personal development material I’ve studied, the emphasis on clarity comes back again and again.

How To Help Your Employees Overcome Fear and Share More Ideas

When people spend their courage reserves just getting past the bad stuff, there’s no energy left for the courage your business needs most—creative problem solving and micro-innovation.

Leading with Humanity

I am writing this because I want to encourage other leaders to allow these moments of vulnerability in their organizations and hope that other teams will be open to sharing their truth as our team did.

Life: The End or Just the Beginning?

Life: The End or Just the Beginning?

Life.  Is it the end of just the beginning?  I went to a funeral yesterday. I have gone to a lot of funerals over the last 12 years of people who expected to be going to mine. It reminded me again of how we can all be so busy living, we forget about dying. We want to...

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Education Innovation: The CAPS Model

Education Innovation: The CAPS Model

I am a public-sector entrepreneur. I must help people with my work; it is my oxygen. My personal mission statement is: “To help people make connections that help them live their dreams.”  That is why I feel blessed to be the new Executive Director of the Blue Valley...

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Scotland Will Vote “NO”

Scotland Will Vote “NO”

To CIG’s American readers; it is no exaggeration to say that this coming September 18th has the potential to directly affect your life. And for those in Europe; the day certainly will. The United Kingdom’s relationship with both the USA and the European Union will...

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Office Games

Office Games

When people talk about their managers and co-workers playing games at the office, they usually aren’t talking about Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Monopoly, or Scrabble. They are instead talking about people engaging in excessively political behavior,...

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