Entries by Alicia Croke

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Examples of Crucial Conversation at Work: 5 Common Causes in the Workplace

Posted by Alicia Croke on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Recently we held a webinar with VitalSmarts on Crucial Conversations in the workplace. I learned a lot from both Patrick and Chase. I..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

3 Team KPIs for A Successful Team

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Every week you sit down with your team and discuss what you need to get done to be effective. How often do you enter the meeting..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Effective Meetings

5 Reasons Why Strategy Execution Fails

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Jan 2, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

We are already two-quarters deep this year. How is your 2017 plan going so far? Is it already careening off its track, middling along,..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

How to Have a Productive Company Culture (Infographic)

Posted by Alicia Croke on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Company culture is important. If disengaged workers were engaged, they would boost U.S. productivity by $79 billion a year

A boost..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, I felt like time has been getting away from me. I am sure many of us feel like that at the beginning of a new year after the..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Are You Making These 3 Leadership Mistakes?

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

As Annual Planning approaches for many companies, leadership teams are sitting down to develop their goals for 2018. How was your 2017?..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

4 Things CEOs Need to Know about Activist Investors

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

The term activist investor has been floating around Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal for a while now. Activist investors are..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

5 Ways a CEO Should Think About HR

Posted by Alicia Croke on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

The Human Resource budget is one of the biggest budgets a CEO sees on his desk every day. Gallup "estimates that actively disengaged..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

5 Tips on Time Management From Busy Leaders

Posted by Alicia Croke on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, our team sat down with our some of our panelists for our Women In Leadership breakfast at the upcoming Breakthrough Conference..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

3 Industry Leaders in Charlotte's Growing Tech Scene

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Did you know that Charlotte was recently voted as one of the best cities for tech outside of California and New York?

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Topics: Strategy Execution

4 Tips to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

We have all heard for years how women and men experience life differently. Recently, the discussion has shifted more toward how women..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

5 Books By Women Leaders You Should Be Reading

Posted by Alicia Croke on Sun, Jul 2, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

"Almost four in ten businesses in G7 countries have no women in senior management positions," according to Forbes

I am very lucky to..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

5 Books Business Leaders Should Read this Summer

Posted by Alicia Croke on Sun, Jun 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

It's that time of the year where the office starts clearing out, and everyone starts going on vacations. While the office is quiet, your..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

10 Things to Do When You Fail (Infographic)

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

I recently read about a museum of failure, a new exhibition. The Museum of Failure is located in Sweden and showcases high-profile..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Why Millennials Hate You

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

According to an article I read recently, "People in their late twenties and early thirties are more unhappy about their work-life..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Happy Employees Pay For Themselves

Posted by Alicia Croke on Fri, May 5, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

There has been a lot of talk lately about how disengaged employees are in the American workplace. Everyone has been talking about how..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

10 Ways to Combat Workplace Burnout

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Millennial women are burning out fast in the corporate world, and it is not just due to childcare. According to Fast Company, "As only..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Don't Count Out Baby Boomers Just Yet (Infographic)

Posted by Alicia Croke on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

There is a shift in the workforce, and it's not from the much-maligned millennials.

According to a recent New York Times article,..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

5 Things Your Boss Expects You to Know About KPIs (Video)

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

So you just started your new job, and your boss sits you down to talk about your KPIs. He says, "Yeah, we are gonna measure your..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards

It's Better to be Unemployed than In a Job You Hate

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Your job is important - it's where you spend most of your waking hours. So when the Australian National University recently released a..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Accountable Leaders & Teams

What is an Intrapreneur?

Posted by Alicia Croke on Sun, Feb 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Recently, I have been running into the term intrapreneur over and over again on LinkedIn. So, I decided to educate myself and see what..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Big Egos, Big Game, Big Loss (Video)

Posted by Alicia Croke on Sun, Feb 5, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Unfortunately, my team won't be at the big game this year, but I will be watching the Falcons face the Patriots. I'm sad that my team,..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Are You Appreciating Your Employees the Right Way?

Posted by Alicia Croke on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, my fiance who is a nurse received his Gerontology certification, and he received a record number of positive client feedback..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

A Holiday Gift For Our Subscribers

Posted by Alicia Croke on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

We are so happy you subscribe our blog. We love sharing content that we hope you enjoy and find helpful on your journey to grow your..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Are You Running Your Business with Super Chickens?

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, I listened to a Ted Radio Hour podcast about the meaning of work. Margaret Heffernan referenced a story about William Muir's..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

7 Lies about Leadership You Need to Stop Believing

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

I am sure many of us have had the same vision of what a leader should look like. They are brash, outspoken and stoic. Well, I am here to..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Thank You to All of Our Breakthrough Conference Sponsors (Slideshare)

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors for a great 2016 Breakthrough Conference! This year, we had three wonderful sponsors:..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

How Hollywood Got Habits All Wrong

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Montages - movies are laced with them today. All of a sudden, a character decides in a very short period that they are going to change..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Announcing Our Charity Partner for Breakthrough 2016

Posted by Alicia Croke on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

I am so excited for this year's Breakthrough Conference! As a new team member and a perpetual volunteer, I am thrilled we are teaming up..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Top 5 2016 Summer Reading Recommendations

Posted by Alicia Croke on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Whether you are out at the beach or lazing by the pool, summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading. I usually read a wide swath..

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5 Tips for Working with Introverts

Posted by Alicia Croke on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

One of the most common misconceptions about working with introverts is that we do not work well with others. Susan Cain, an introversion..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

4 Tips for a Great First Day at Your New Job

Posted by Alicia Croke on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

It's the time of year when many people will be searching and starting new jobs. I am one of those many who searched and found a new job..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

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