3 Key Reasons to Promote from Within at Your Company

Promote from within and reward your best people like Richard Branson

As your company grows, there’s a lot of questions and challenges you have to answer: What defines your culture? How will you hit your growth targets? What will the org chart look like? How do you celebrate wins and handle losses? What will you do to manage expectations inside and out of the company? What […]

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How to Boost Creativity on Your Team When They’re Stuck

Boost creativity with these tips from jeff kavanaugh

JeffKavanaugh.net.“I’m stuck. I’m out of ideas.” “We need something better, but I don’t know what.” “Let’s just go with [mediocre idea].” If you’ve ever struggled with coming up with a great solution, you know this feeling. You and your team have tried to think of something awesome, but you’re stumped. It’s all in the approach. […]

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The Posts Managers Loved Most on Lighthouse in 2016

It’s about to be a New Year. 2017. Wow. Are you ready? Are you the manager you wanted to be by now? Relax. We can help you get ready for a great New Year, so you can be the manager you always wanted in 2017. We dug into our analytics and took a look at […]

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Why Bad Leaders Should Fear the Holidays

bad leaders give their team plenty to think about

Ah, the holidays are here and in full swing. Christmas and Hanukkah are here for many people (and a week or two away in the Orthodox Christian world), and New Years fast approaches as well. If you’re a good leader, now is a time to appreciate your team and give thanks for all that you’ve […]

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The surprising key to improving your performance appraisal process

late to the performance appraisal process is another dilbert problem

The performance appraisal process seems to be dreaded by everyone. It’s almost a cliche to hate on them at this point. Employees often are overwhelmed with too much feedback at once, or they’re left resenting a sparse performance appraisal. Meanwhile, managers struggle to complete all the performance appraisals they’re expected to diligently complete. Then, HR […]

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How to thank your employees in 5 simple, effective ways

How to thank your employees - be like franklin d roosevelt and recognize there's more than money

“The only way to motivate people is with money.” This is the exact wrong mindset to have as a leader, but too many people think that’s the only way to thank your employees.  There’s a better way, especially this time of year. Whether you just celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving, or are getting ready […]

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How to get your team to open up to have awesome 1:1s

1:1s with introverts require a different approach as ben horowitz knows

“Nope.” “I don’t know.” *shrugs* 1:1s can be hard. It takes two people to have a great conversation. Even if you know what makes a great 1:1, you’re not guaranteed your team members will do their part and contribute. So what do you do when you have 1:1s with your team and someone isn’t engaging […]

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