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People, Projects, and Organizations

05 May 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Are You an Intentional Leader?

Most leaders would answer this with a solid “yes”. That’s because they judge their level of thought, analysis, and response to any given situation to be thorough, deliberate, and undeterred. But, if you sent out a 360-degree evaluation to their employees the responses that came back may tell another story. Regardless of how intentional leaders […]


29 Mar 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Pruning and Growing Your Team

Most people in management are handed their team when they are promoted or assigned a new organization. They get what they get but have the freedom to make the team their own. While this may seem like a finite process the reality is it is a never-ending one. Statistics will tell you that some of […]


11 Mar 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Putting Purpose Into Your Organization’s Efforts

It’s no secret that individuals and teams produce better results when they are motivated. Managers, coaches, and parents often seek far and wide to find a source of motivation for those they desire better results from. Motivation can come in the form of a benefit or purpose. Benefits are usually finite and have a shorter […]


11 Feb 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

The Chicken or the Egg…Is it the Same for Leaders and Followers?

You’ve heard the saying. What came first the chicken or the egg? It’s used to highlight a circular reference between two entities such as leaders and followers. Leaders need followers to get better organizational results and followers need leaders to get better individual results. It makes sense; however, this view is not as common as […]


20 Jan 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Four Personas Leaders Must Balance to be Effective

It’s no secret that leaders receive a lot of attention. They are involved in highly visible activities, make decisions that affect whole organizations, and interact with countless people. Everything they do is observed by others and accordingly contributes to how people perceive them. These perceptions are very important and powerful as they influence others around […]


05 Jan 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

How to Pop a Change Bubble

The FUD factor: Fear . . . Uncertainty . . . Doubt. It affects everyone in one way or another.  Some get paralyzed by it and others get a rush of excitement. Nowhere is this truer in our lives than how we deal with change, especially when it is forced on us and out of […]


10 Dec 2010 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Employment’s Funny Little Dynamics

Employment – A simple contract between an employer and an employee. The employee agrees to perform some set of activities and in return the employer agrees to compensate them for doing so. Sounds pretty simple . . . right? That’s because we haven’t considered the dynamics generated by job security, an employee’s desires, and the […]


18 Nov 2010 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Three Tactics for Personal Growth

Have you ever thought about how different you are now than you were five years ago? How about ten years ago? You know in your head you have changed but identifying to what degree is difficult. That’s because you’ve changed slowly over time. Rarely in life do we encounter a significant event that drastically changes […]


21 Oct 2010 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

People Want to do Good, BUT . . .

I know you have lots of reasons to not believe this, but people are good. They care about others and want to help those in need. Yes , yes . . there are some rotten people out there, but their percentage is much lower than you think. Most people know the difference between what’s good […]


30 Sep 2010 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Three Traits of People Who Make Things Happen

There is this notion that exists out there in companies that everyone should be treated the same. No one should receive preferential treatment or have an advantage. It should be fist come first serve with no short cuts allowed. Processes, rules, and conventions should be followed by everyone at all times. Some people believe this […]