In The News This Week…April 16

These 5 Simple Tweaks Will Make Your Office More Productive

by Justin Lee

“For companies committed to fostering both creativity and productivity in their office environment, leaders and office managers are faced with a challenge: How do you design an office where employees feel just as — if not more — productive as they do at home?”


How to Establish Values on a Small Team

by Ameila Friedman

“Developing your corporate values early in your company’s history can have a lasting and positive effect on your organization and its culture, and it’s easier to do when your team is small. After all, it’s much easier to steer a four-person speedboat than a 2,000-person cruise ship. Once your team grows larger, it may be challenging to reach consensus around what your values should be.”


13 Mental Habits Leaders with Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

by Marcel Schwantes

“If you’re serious about your own leadership growth, a good first lesson should always be to step back and inspect how your thinking, which leads to your behaviors, impacts others. How a leader thinks and reacts to things is crucial for success. High-functioning, emotionally-intelligent leaders can be trusted because their thinking patterns mostly lead to behaviors that foster mutual trust, respect, and inclusiveness.”


How to Make the Most of the Talent on Your Team

by John Rampton

“If you’re a business owner looking to hire more talent, you have two options. The first is to hire the best candidates available in the talent pool. The other is to take those diamonds in the rough who are already in your organization and make them shine.”


Mindfulness Isn’t Just a Trend, It’s Key to Being a Better Leader

by Heather R. Huhman

“To lead with compassion, entrepreneurs need to get out of their own way. They should focus on the present and before making a decision, take time to observe. What will this choice change? How does it help the team? What consequences are possible? Taking a moment to pause will help leaders be more mindful of their actions and decisions.”