4 Ways To Improve Staff Morale

Authored by Matt Somers, AchieveForum Middle East Legend has it that a CEO once stood up at an all-staff meeting and said, “Unless morale improves, the firings will continue!”  For a long time I thought this couldn’t possibly be true, but these days I’m not so sure.  It goes without saying (doesn’t it?) that a happy,…

Lost In Translation: Why Leadership Teams Need to Speak the Same Language

By Business Development Manager Alexandria Nunweiler In order to unite and understand each other, companies often choose popular industry buzzwords to explain their business, identify their people, and differentiate their products. The Walt Disney Company famously calls their employees “Cast Members” while Google popularized the title Chief People Officer, as opposed to the standard Chief Human…

Coaching & Clowns in Happy Gilmore

By Alexandria Nunweiler, Business Development Manager If you’re a fan of Adam Sandler, chances are you’ve seen his classic hockey golf movie, Happy Gilmore. If you haven’t, I sure hope Netflix stocks this one, because my only copy is a used VHS from the since-gone Blockbuster video rental store. Happy, determined to win back his grandmother’s house, unlaces his…

3 Ways to Sustain Leadership Behavior Changes

Companies are spending billions of dollars every year to develop their current and future leaders. They are diving head-first into an industry inundated with content—courses, webinars, programs—all in search of the elusive promise of leadership success. In a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world characterized by nonstop technological advances, confusion, and complexity, it’s unsurprising that…

Becoming A High-Performing Team

Our nearly 50 years of research and experience working with leaders has revealed one constant truth: leadership is hard. It always has been. We may not stop to think about it much, but we expect a lot from leaders, every moment of every day. And while leadership has always been challenging, it has become even…

First-Line Leadership Essentials

First-line leaders are the largest and arguably most important group of leaders in any organization. They are the main drivers of business results, typically managing strategic execution initiatives, customer success, and employee engagement. In today’s changing business landscape, the role of the first-line leader is more challenging than ever. Advances in technology, constant and increasing…