Outstanding leaders do this one thing with problems….

The way leaders look at problems is a key difference between outstanding and mediocre leaders.  Often, leaders tell their people to only bring a problem if they can present a solution (or don’t bother with bringing the problem in the first place).  This is a terrible strategy!  Why would they need you if they already […]

Engagement is the Name of the Game

Employee engagement is key!  According to Gallup, around 70% of American workers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. When you consider that the average American will spend at least one-third of his or her life working, this is a particularly sobering statistic! It’s no secret…engaged people are the more productive, aligned and committed […]

How we play reflects how we lead

I was recently speaking at a conference where the leaders wanted me to speak about how to get their people more engaged and motivated. We started the event with a musically oriented interactive for 700+ people. As I watched the audience decide if and how they would participate, I saw that as the leaders played […]

The Culture Club

What matters most in building a strong culture? Engagement. What is engagement? At Aspire we define it as the ability to build a fanatical commitment to your brand’s promise and company values. Your brand promise is the experience every customer gets from  your product or service. Your values are how you get things done. When […]