Posts Tagged: Employees

How We Eliminated Email Overload, Death by PowerPoint + Boring (Boring!) Conference Calls

There are a ton of articles and studies on why effective company communications are critical to culture, employee engagement + overall productivity, but very few solutions are offered. At United Capital where excellence + innovation are our leading principles, we decided that we could not accept the above reality as ours. With 600+ employees, ranging…

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Mistakes Happen: How to Evaluate and Cope With the People That Make Them

It’s crunch time for the NFL teams as they come down to the final games of the season and fight to make the playoffs. For the teams on the bubble or fighting for postseason positioning, every play seams important, every mistake magnified. It’s fascinating to see how each coach, and every leader on the field…

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Grateful Leadership: 3 Ways to Evolve Your Management Style

About a year ago, I realized that our company had grown bigger and more complex than anything I’d been involved with in the past. While that should be cause for celebration, I was feeling frustrated and so maxed out that I could barely sleep at night. It was clear to me that I had hit…

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In Praise of Laziness: 3 Reasons You Should Be a Little Lazier

Labor Day is as good a time as any to reflect on the way we work and whether we feel good about our work/life balance. Our country, like few in the world, is imbued with a culture of respect for hard work. We applaud the folks who slave through the summer and put in long…

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Dealing With the Rotten Apples

People issues are invariably the hardest part of running a company. Great people build energy within a company and propel it to great heights; bad people can spread their bad habits and infect the good folks. Typically, people are hired for their resumes, but fired for their attitudes. When is an attitude so destructive to…

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