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Reward vs Recognition: Why Not Both?

by Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM How should I reward my people, through rewards or recognition?   I answered this question and created this blog well before the pandemic began. I have however, updated many of my recommendations based…
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Toxicity: Person, Place, or Thing?

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. I rarely talk about the dirty little secret in leadership: Toxicity. We have all been there and seen that, yet it continues to exist in the contemporary workplace. Some of this toxicity can be identified…
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A Mentor's Mindset:
It's All About the Relationship

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. Mentoring is a much talked about topic for leadership development, but I am uncertain how it is understood. I have heard people say that “Everyone is my mentor” or “I mentor everyone”, both of which are misnomers. To…
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Pressure: What Keeps Most
Eggs from Cracking?

By Burl W. Randolph Jr. I would imagine that everyone has bought eggs, right? Catchy intro, huh? Anyway, there are many clichés and metaphors referring to ‘cracking’ eggs to achieve a goal, or related to succumbing to pressure. Pressure…
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7 Steps to a Successful
Virtual Team

by Tiffany Robinson Employee engagement has been a hot topic over the past decade with many companies increasing the number of perks and benefits offered in order to become an attractive place to work and a hard place to leave. If your…
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Need Training Created?
You Find the Right Talent
in the Darnedest Places!

by Tiffany Robinson I came in through the back door of my career because I was schooled in compositing, fine art, graphic design, and animation, and sitting outside the lobby doors at Pixar hoping for my big break wasn't getting me anywhere…