What to Do When a Great Employee Departs

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 29, 2018

Business owners and team leaders are zealous to avoid turnover, and they especially want to keep their best employees in the fold. Sooner or later, though, you’re going to have to deal with the unpleasant reality of a valued employee leaving the company, striking out for some new opportunity.… Read more...

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5 Smartphone Rules Every Leader Should Follow

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 14, 2017

Do you control your smartphone—or does your smartphone control you?

All of us probably feel like it’s the latter and not the former sometimes, but being too dependent on your mobile device can be bad news—especially when you’re in a leadership position.… Read more...

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How to Organize Your Desk for Improved Productivity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 5, 2017

Looking to transform your creative headspace? To achieve more productivity with less stress? Start by reconfiguring your immediate surroundings. No, I don’t mean your building, your home, or your office—I mean your desk.

See, as a motivational speaker, I meet up with a lot of folks who have the best of intentions when it comes to their own productivity—but they don’t always understand how something as simple as a desk de-cluttering can position them for success.… Read more...

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3 Ways to Transform Your Company Culture

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 22, 2017

Do you have a great workplace culture?

Maybe you do, and maybe you don’t. Some workplace cultures are truly excellent, while others are utterly lousy. My perspective, based on years of experience as an executive leadership coach, is that most company cultures fall somewhere in the mediocre-to-good range—not bad by any means, but also not great.… Read more...

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Overcoming Common Myths About Productivity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 17, 2017

I’ve written a few articles about productivity, and I’ve read many more. I’m always struck by one particular challenge that seems to accompany these articles. Simply put: We’re all different. And different things help us to be productive. While I try to offer guidelines that are fairly adaptive, I know that most productivity hacks are only going to be right for some people.… Read more...

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How to Moderate a Meeting with International Collaborators

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 3, 2017

There are many challenges that come with working across cultural lines. You may be worried about what you’re saying is getting “lost in translation.” You may also be concerned over inadvertently stumbling over social etiquette, of saying or doing something that’s perfectly normal in your culture but may be frowned upon elsewhere.… Read more...

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