4 Secrets to Being Prepared for a Promotion

4 Secrets to Being Prepared for a Promotion

The most common answer we give to “What does Contagious Companies do?” is this: we work with managers who were promoted, but not prepared. Nearly everyone who hears that statement says one of two things. “OH, we have some of those!” or “How fast can you get to my office?” All kidding aside, however, there… read more

Leading Among the B’s

Leading Among the B’s

Take away one small apostrophe and today’s Monday Moment title could take on an entirely different meaning. But whether you feel there is a pile of bull stuff that surrounds your office or you’re leading among two other popular B words, let’s fix some of the difficulty you face with either daily. One B is… read more

3 Must Have Methods of Managing the High Performing Bully

3 Must Have Methods of Managing the High Performing Bully

She intimidates, then hoards work and creates a bottleneck. She makes snarky remarks and then acts innocent when called on them. She scares others and is seen as difficult, but is so good at what she does, no manager is addressing the most problematic issue. Enter the common problem of having a bully who is… read more

Time to Check Your Alignment

Time to Check Your Alignment

Take your car in for a tune-up and an alignment is often part of that process.  Left unchecked, your car may pull slightly right or left. You can easily course correct, but if you didn’t you could soon be going in the very wrong direction. In the office, tune-ups look more like performance appraisals, reviews,… read more

How to Lead Your Strategy Strategically

How to Lead Your Strategy Strategically

This time of year, and, it seems, every other time in the life of a leader, finding the time to plan can be difficult. Finding that elusive large block of time to be both creative and thoughtful, introspective and forward thinking, always takes a lesser priority to whatever is screaming for attention at present. But,… read more

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