Communication

Feb 07

A Building Block for Workplace Trust: Looking Through Johari’s Window

Along the path toward workplace optimization, it’s wise to be open to some communication techniques that may have seemed radical as recently as last decade. Having already witnessed many 21st-century companies putting these techniques into practice, it’s rewarding to watch…
Jan 31

Setting The Corporate Example, Part II: Mitigating Fear Through Empathy

It’s become clear that valuing your employees for the assets that they are must transcend the abstract. It requires deliberate, outward action and connection on the part of leadership. This is your cue to be inclusive, not reclusive, when forwarding…
Jan 24

Setting The Corporate Example: The Importance of Building Trust Among The Home Team

From the perspective of leadership or management, the most progressive outlook you can foster is the acknowledgment that your employees are your greatest assets. Think of it: In line-item terms, you have the most invested in them. On a more…
Jan 17

The Path to Corporate EQ: Trust Is A Must!

In order to compete in the business world, the 21st century corporation must foster a workplace that is not in competition with itself. Hopefully we’ve come to an agreement that trust and being in the present are central to an…
Jan 13

Virtual Workshop: Your Self-Tailored Business Development Plan – Part I

Are you in professional services? An entrepreneur? Now that we’ve entered the era of relationships, the way we bring in business and create value for our company is through business development. And you know what that means: Those of us…
Jan 10

The Corporate Game Plan: Taking Real Steps To “Evolutionize” Your Firm in The 21st Century

“And finally, many firms do not have a game plan in place to set stress-eliminating practices into motion.” -From DRIVEN’s article “Preventing A Workplace Disease”, July 2016 Six months ago, I launched an article series introducing an important topic that…
Dec 29

The 2016 Wrap-Up, Including DRIVEN’s Articles of The Year

In looking back at 2016, there’s no denying it was the Year of Energy at DRIVEN. Inspired by my own past dealings with energy crises and the related roadblocks, and more importantly my success in overcoming the subsequent spinouts and…
Dec 22

Scheduling Your Priorities: How A Simple Habit Can Revolutionize Your Productivity

Becoming mindful of time sinks….that is, all of those pesky workplace tasks, crises, interruptions and other distractions that compete with your capacity to get real work done….has been the focus of our recent article series exploring productivity. If you’ve been…
Dec 09

Virtual Workshop: Networking for Introverts

You’re ambitious and goal-oriented. You’re willing to put in the time necessary to build and maintain a business network. But there’s one big obstacle to career success: you’re an introvert. We feel your pain, and we are here to demonstrate…
Dec 06

Days of Distraction, Part 2: A True Case Study In Corporate Stress-Relief

A high level of productivity in the workplace environment is a magical state of affairs. It sets the stage for the corporate utopia that all companies aspire to arrive at, and is the driving force behind growth and employee retention.…