Category: Company Culture

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts We hear the words “leader” and “leadership” used all the time. Organizations need leaders. That much is rather simple. But leadership in and of itself is very complex. In fact, leadership is one of the single most researched topics in Industrial-Organizational (“I-O”) psychology. And leadership development – while fascinating, can be a […]

Man Vs. Burnout

Long gone is the “9 to 5” work day. A lot of us have abandoned the goal of “work-life balance.” And instead are focused on a personal sense of general wellness, and less on striking some sort of perfect equilibrium typically defined by someone other than ourselves. Some people see this as a problem. Personally, […]

VIDEO: A Workplace Highlight: Agora Financial

14 West Workplace Highlight: Agora Financial Today we want to give you a look inside one of the many companies we work with… Meet Agora Financial. Agora Financial is a publishing group that offers subscribers expert financial research on unique opportunities, from a fresh perspective. And they’ve been consistently kicking ass at it for more […]

Does Your Company Need Help?

  14 West Organizational Development: A Case Study Recently a company came to us with a major issue. They were losing 1.2 million dollars a year   … in large part due to high employee turnover. But they couldn’t figure out why. Together, we pinpointed problems, crafted effective solutions, and now just a year later they’ve […]

Why is “Normal” Acceptable?

  nor ● mal         adjective conformation to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.          noun the usual, average, or typical state or condition.   I like to surround myself with weird people; people who look at the standards and then challenge them, rework them and replace them. I […]

Failing for Dummies

I visited with some colleagues earlier this month to talk about their business plans and goals for 2017. And when I boarded my flight home, I sat back and got comfortable… and I just laughed. As a resource to entrepreneurs, I spend my time working with people willing to take risks, to try things no […]

How To: Successfully Unplug for the Holidays

The holidays are officially here! For many… likely most… work is going to come to a temporary halt. Inevitably some people are prematurely tuning out, while others are trying to capitalize on every last second they’ve got in the office. But no one person’s response to the season is right or wrong. In fact, this […]

Professional, but Not Polished

During my first week at 14 West I was fortunate enough to be a part of a meeting they called the Global Collaboration Summit. Colleagues traveled from as far away as England, Ireland and Australia to sit down and trade notes with the team I’d begun working for. Over the week, we covered a number […]