Entries by Cheryl Piropato

Change your habits to grow your organization

We are creatures of habit. Some habits are helpful, but others… not so much. I’ve met many leaders whose personal workplace habits hold their organization back. In most cases, the leader doesn’t realize that their habits are the root cause of breakdowns that result in unmet goals. When leaders get better, the entire organization gets […]

Are your biggest assets walking out the door?

Your people are the most valuable asset at your business. So you should be alarmed by a new study from Inc. Magazine and Forbes stating that 52% of employees plan to leave their jobs this year. I believe that misalignment is the reason employees are seeking new workplaces. Misalignment occurs when a company’s culture, vision, […]

Case Study: When your project backfires (and why)

Ellen, who runs a small manufacturing company, created new accountability tools to track weekly sales. It seemed like a good idea, but she got tremendous pushback from the sales team. “All you care about is sales and profits!” they complained. Salespeople felt pressured to upsell whenever possible. They worried about damaging customer relationships simply for […]

What Motivates You?

During a recent coaching call, Linda sighed and revealed, “Ugh, I just feel so unmotivated at work right now!”  Gloomy skies and work-from-home isolation can sure give you the blahs. Just getting up in the morning can seem like a major accomplishment. But we all know people on the opposite end of the spectrum, who […]

Share Your WHY

Why do some companies seem to have the best employees ever, and your new hires typically quit after less than a year? Maybe it’s you. Founders and leaders often assume that everyone shares their passion. You’ve told your origin story so many times that everyone automatically gets it, right? Share your company’s vision – WHY […]

Are You Boldly Going Nowhere?

When planning a trip, do you map a route, pack supplies, and set a timetable? Or do you just hop in the car and start driving? Both methods can result in a relaxing vacation. But as a business leader, you can’t simply hop behind your desk and see where your company ends up. To reach […]

Does Your Strategy Align With Your Purpose?

It’s a new year, and maybe you’ve resolved to become healthier. To support this goal, one strategy would be to buy fruits and vegetables when you shop. But what if you bought only junk food? Obviously, your strategy would not support your purpose, and you would fail to achieve your goal. The same is true […]