3 Ways to Avoid Mistakes When Scaling Your Team

Growing a company can be chaotic. Identifying the right people, processes, and culture to energize and build your business takes courage, grit and disciplined focus. Over the course of my career, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about building high performing teams. One of the most challenging aspects is scaling effectively. Forging strategic growth demands a…

The Bottom-Line Importance of Developing Your Employees

Ambitious professionals yearning for recognition and career advancement naturally gravitate to companies who will help facilitate growth. Future-focused companies who are collaborative and employee-centered, empowering individuals and teams to implement great ideas, therefore, become magnets for job candidates. By extension, they also become known as great places to work. Really listening to employees and encouraging…

5 Ways to Encourage Professional Development

If you’re seeking to improve your company’s learning program and foster professional development, you’re not alone: 84% of executives surveyed for Deloitte’s 2016 Human Capital Trends Report view learning as an important  or very important issue. Why? Deloitte’s 2015 report Becoming Irresistible outlined several reasons why a culture of learning will help you create a…

No Rules: Faithlife Threw Out the Employee Handbook

At Faithlife Corporation, the leading producer of digital Bible study tools, we’ve taken a unique approach to corporate culture: no rules. We operate without an HR department, offer unlimited vacations, provide a free bike and kayak center, and offer flexible schedules and unlimited free soda and espresso. Oh, and we also do employee-run curry cook-offs, company-wide Easter egg hunts, and hot soup on the…