become a better leader

Become A Better Leader, Now Is Your Moment

Welcome to the first podcast episode of LAUNCH! Learn how much bad bosses really cost the economy. Learn what is the number 1 reason why people leave their companies and where Americans are going after they leave their jobs. And get the latest stats on the new type of economy that is trending and how you can jump on board.

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Is Your Stand-Up Meeting Getting Boring?

By taking a step back and “standing down” my team’s StandUp meeting, I was able to re-assess it, and then build on the traditional Agile Methodology to make it a more effective tool for my team. As a result, I turned around my team’s perception of the concept and improved their performance. If your StandUps are bland or dreaded, try incorporating this new approach to your StandUp and invite feedback from your team to see if they like it. It can bond teams and improve their performance if you dare to innovate.

The Constraints of SCRUM – Why it might make sense for your team to switch to a SCRUM-BAN Approach?

Acting as the Scrum Master for a financial content publisher of the digital product team, we were set up to run on a monthly Sprint to match our major release timeline. We practiced the traditional Scrum ceremonies to the book for the most part. When we groomed our product backlogs and planned our Sprints, we were…

Is Your Work Environment Helping Employee Retention?

When considering changes to make to your work environment, there are 3 key objectives that you want to achieve. You want to make the space as functional as possible, to inspire creativity and collaboration, and promote wellness. Here are some ideas that help promote those goals.

change management

Don’t Ignore the Last Step in Change Management

Did you know that only 55% of change management initiatives meet their initial objectives, while only 25% of change management initiatives are able to sustain gains from their change management initiatives over the long term.
Learn 6 tactics on how to effectively sustain change in your organization with change management expert Rebecca Bennett.

Do You Think You Are An Effective Communicator? Think Again.

We all think we can communicate well enough to get our point across, naturally. But can you successfully manage the communication on a project within your team and between teams internally and externally? Having an effective communication model can be the glue to maintaining smooth flowing workflows.

Senior Managers: When a company reorganizes and makes cuts, what can you do to keep your team afloat?

Budget cuts and “Re-Orgs.” It happens at all companies. No one is immune. So the best thing to do is to prepare not for the “if,” but “when.” When your department gets cut in half, here are some tips on how to stay afloat and reach to new heights.

Trends in ‘Reorgs’ and What You Can Learn From Them

Over the past decade, and more so in the past few years, trends in “Re-orgs” have emerged that should be taken note of. Use this list as a reference to take proactive measures to guide your company in the right direction before they guide you out the door.