412-564-3913

Blog & Other Valuable Content

Team Building Activities Can Be Very Simple: Think Food

Adding team building activities into your normal work routine can be simpler than you think. They can range from a short exercise at the end of an event to scheduled activities for an entire day. Or, they can be as simple sharing a meal together. In every case, when...

Team Building Ideas from the Clouds

I realized three team building ideas from almost flying in the clouds. When we practiced a formation flight breakup at the end of one of our helicopter missions, seeing the procedure work proved to be one of our better team building ideas.  It’s one thing to trust...

How to Get the Value of the Army’s After Action Review

Quite often, I see others comment on the value of the Army's After Action Review (AAR), so I wanted to take a moment and share how we conducted an AAR. Most important, is establishing an environment where everyone is encouraged to share, get beyond egos, and act on...

How to Make Progress with Your Professional Development Goals

2016 Winter Storm Jonas reminded me of our professional development goals.  As someone who grew up in Western New York, I wondered why all of the fuss. Surely, the Buffalo Blizzard of 1977 was more impacting than Jonas, but because Jonas affected a larger area and...

Odd Team Building Exercise to Develop Your Team

A good team building exercise will help each participant realize the challenges of leading and get the team to discover how to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles… together. Image courtesy of Victor Habbick at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Leadership...

Leadership Commitment: Living Your Values

From day one upon being exposed to the Army values as an ROTC cadet, we learned the four Cs of leadership. I was tested on my leadership commitment within three months after arriving at my first assignment. My message: For a leader to succeed, you must be committed to...

Discovering the Four Communication Styles

Discovering and applying the four communication styles will help project managers improve leadership skills by communicating more effectively. Good communication skills continue to rank among the most desired. They include verbal and non-verbal, as well as written and...

Leadership Culture: How to Maintain Support for Your Cause

You’ve done a great job attracting others to support your cause, but how will you sustain the momentum and keep them inspired? Not by your management culture, but your leadership culture!   Organizational Culture is Key Do a search for “best business schools” and...

How to Improve Company Culture with Your Values and Beliefs

Living your values and beliefs is what drives your company culture and promotes employee engagement. When you uphold your company values and beliefs, you give employees a place where they can align their personal and professional values.  You'll attract, and retain,...

Importance of Communication

The Importance of Communication Skills The importance of communication is critical in today’s competitive world. Leaders must communicate to create new or better awareness and achieve common understanding! While there are many different communication concepts, perhaps...

Leadership Style

Book

eBook