Improve Your People to Improve Your Workplace

Why It Makes Sense (and Dollars) to Help Your Team Improve

To improve your company, it’s important to focus on continuous improvement. That’s obvious, isn’t it? But how much do you focus on helping your people improve—and not just in how they do their job?


If you help your people grow in one area of their lives, it will spill over into the other areas of their lives as well. They will reap the benefit, but you will too.

Here’s why it makes sense (and dollars) to make your team improve.

What’s better: Innovation or Productivity?

Why Innovation Beats Productivity Every Time

Do you think innovation or productivity is more important? Here’s a better way to ask that question: Would you rather work smarter or harder?

innovation or productivity

Forcing a choice of innovation or productivity is a false choice. Innovation will lead to productivity. But certain factors need to be in place in order to have an innovative workplace.

Here’s why you should focus on innovation instead of productivity in your workplace.

How Does Diversity Play into Hiring the Right Team?

Three Things to Look for in Selecting Your Team

Assembling the right team is essential to having a thriving workplace. It is important to know what you need when hiring your key positions. Unless you are extremely self-aware, you might not know what you need to balance out your strengths. That’s why diversity is a key component of any human resources strategy.


Diversity doesn’t just have to be limited to what people look like on the outside. While that is helpful to assembling a strong team, it’s important to go deeper than that. It’s essential to know how to hire based on what your team looks like on the inside.

Here are three things to think through when applying diversity to hiring your key team members.

The Three Parts of Business Leadership Integrity

The Three Disciplines Necessary to Cultivate a Healthy Business Culture

Integrity is important for your leadership. It is important for you to be the same person all the time, especially if you are running a business. The people in your charge are relying on you to display the kind of character that is necessary to produce a healthy business culture. That’s why it is imperative that you exhibit business leadership integrity.

Business Leadership Integrity and Healthy Business Culture

You can’t afford to be one kind of person at the workplace and one kind of person at home. That is not integrity. That is compartmentalization. And that will sabotage your business culture.

Here are three disciplines to implement to maintain business leadership integrity and develop a healthy business culture.

My New Book Made the CLA Top Ten New Books List!

The Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) has come out with their Winter 2017 issue of Outcomes Magazine, and my new book, Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew, made their Top Ten New Books List.

I will be speaking about my book Dear Boss at CLA’s Outcomes Conference in Dallas April 18 at their Chief HR Officer Forum. To register for the conference, click here.

How to Influence Others by Expressing Gratitude

Everyone wants to hear someone else thank them. But how often are you expressing gratitude to others?

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You might think it will sound forced or cheesy if you thank someone else, but you probably just feel awkward saying it. If someone else has genuinely thanked you, then you know how good that feels when someone thanks you. Since you want to hear it, learn how to overcome that awkwardness about expressing gratitude to the people around you.

Here are three guidelines for expressing gratitude.

My new book Dear Boss is #1 Amazon BestSeller!

Dear BossMy newly-released book, Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew, went to #1 on the Amazon BestSeller list in both Workplace Behavior and Christian Professional Growth categories.

Here’s what people said about Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew.

“Robert’s book will inspire and equip you to be a better leader that others will want to follow.” – Kim S.

“You will read it and then find yourself referring back to it again and again.” – Steve T.

Check out the reviews and download your copy at Amazon today.

Five Ways to Develop Better Relationships

How to Tear Down the Silos within Your Team

Many people want to have better relationships in their life, but they are unwilling to do what needs to be done to develop them.

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Good relationships don’t just happen. They have to be carefully cultivated. If you will have better relationships with your team or with your family, then you must be intentional and consistent in growing those relationships.

Here are five ways you can develop better relationships at work or at home.

Three Key Strategies for Employee Retention

How to Prevent Your Team from Wanting to Leave

Employee retention is a huge component of having a successful business. Once you have taken the time to train your employees, you want to make sure that they stay with you.

employee retention

If they don’t stay, then you have the cost of filling the gap left by that person, the cost of finding their replacement, and the cost of training their replacement. It is much more economically advantageous to you for them to stay.

In order to retain your employees, it is important to create a workplace culture where they want to stay. Here are three key strategies for employee retention.

What Do You Do If Core Values Conflict?

How to Show Truth and Mercy in Leading Your Team

It’s important to have core values of truth and mercy. Living those values will bring about a godly culture in your home or workplace. But how does that work practically? Are there situations when those core values conflict?

core values conflict

God calls you to stand for truth, but also to exemplify mercy (Micah 6:8). And He does not want you to choose one over the other.

Here’s a scriptural perspective of how truth and mercy work together, to demonstrate you do not have to have these core values conflict.