The Business Case for Giving Thanks Revisited: What’s Stopping You?

Last year I wrote about the business case for giving thanks. At the time, I did not think this was groundbreaking or even new information.…

Is Your Workplace More Like a Haunted House? Five Benefits of Fear

Growing up, one of my favorite Halloween traditions was to go to haunted houses with my buddy Brian. Every year, he would find the most…

Leading Through Fear: Why Leaders Use It and How Tom Cruise Demonstrates Ways to Actively Avoid It

Have you ever heard a manager say something to the tune of, “I want my staff to be a little afraid of me.” I cringe…

The Unrecognizably Easy Way to Improve Employee Engagement

I was meeting with a COO a few months ago who was struggling to motivate and engage his team. With one piece of advice, he’s…

The Don Rickles School of Praise: When There’s Too Much of a Good Thing

Last week I wrote about the business case for being nice. I stand by the article and the cited research flaunting the benefits of leadership…