12 Signs You Have a Healthy Company Culture

  July 18 , 2019 •  4 minute read • by Saeed “The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.” -Ken Robinson There is a lot of talk these days about employee wellness. Rightly so. But what about …

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How to Think Like a CEO: The 10X Impact One Mindset Shift Can Make

July 3 , 2019 •  6 minute read • by Saeed “A flower does not think to compete with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”  —Zen Shin I know. It’s tough to be an employee. But what if the company was yours? What would you do? How would you behave? What would you think about? What …

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Your Communication Style May Be Killing Your Career

June 7 , 2019 •  5 minute read • by Saeed “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw In life many of us are taught that we should always concede, appease or defer to others. Sometimes this is cultural. Sometimes it’s familial. We are taught that it is …

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Your Workplace is Broken and It’s Your Manager’s Fault

June 5 , 2019 •  9 minute read • by Saeed “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boos the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, its amazing what they can accomplish.” ~Sam Walton In high school, I had an English teacher who used to say that if you have one good friend in …

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People Simply Empty Out

May 27 , 2019 •  8 minute read • by Saeed “I recommend you all get fired. It’s a great learning experience.” Anna Wintour When you get fired, it can feel earth shattering. But for such a seemingly catastrophic event, getting fired is more common than you might think. Business icons like Steve Jobs, Anna Wintour and Oprah …

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In Celebration of Motherhood: The Ultimate Leadership Role

May 12 , 2019 •  7 minute read • by Saeed “Mothers who work full time – they are the real heroes.” Kate Winslet In 1936, the US was gripped by the Great Depression and one photographer, Dorothea Lange, decided to abandon her portrait and studio work to document the suffering she was witnessing all around her. As …

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Are managers leaders? Are leaders managers?

May 6 , 2019 •  5 minute read • by Saeed “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker The debate about management vs. leadership is a long standing one in organizational development literature. The terms “management” and “leadership” are often interchanged. Some, view management as distinct from leadership as day is …

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Why It’s Time to Ditch Your Performance Reviews

April 10 , 2019 •  5 minute read • by Saeed “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”  -Ken Blanchard Most employees look forward to their performance review the way they look forward to a funeral. They are equally dreaded by the managers who deliver them. Despite the goal, you give employees constructive feedback about their work to encourage …

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The Single Most Important Communication Skill to Getting What You Want

April 8 , 2019 •  4 minute read • by Saeed “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw Building good relationships in the workplace is imperative to your success. It goes without saying that developing strong communication skills will increase the chance of successful relationships. Communication skills, broadly …

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