ISPA Industry Conference to Showcase Top-Notch Speakers

ISPA Industry Conference to Showcase Top-Notch Speakers

Those who attend the 2019 ISPA Industry Conference March 13-14 in St. Petersburg, Florida, are in for a treat. Guest speakers Mike Abrashoff, Bob Phibbs and Joe Theismann will share their experiences in business, leadership, winning strategies and creative energy. Learn a little more about what each will offer below. Mike Abrashoff: Creating a Cultural […]

A Leader’s Best Friend

A Leader’s Best Friend

Pets not only capture the hearts of their owners — they make them better leaders, as well. A survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital in September found that 93% of U.S. C-suite executives grew up with a pet and 78% attributed some part of their success to having a pet as […]

5 phrases employees love to hear

5 phrases employees love to hear

Good leaders want to bring out the best in their employees. Saying a few simple words can create a positive atmosphere and lead to greater productivity. John Brandon, in a Feb. 26 article on Inc.com, suggests using the following five phrases to encourage staff. 1. “I’m happy you’re on my team.” “We all need that encouragement, […]

Better Sleep Council gains new leadership

Better Sleep Council gains new leadership

Rosien appointed chair, Limer accepts vice chair position The International Sleep Products Association has named Julia Rosien, brand director for Restonic Mattress Corp., and Brent Limer, chief sales officer for Latexco LLC, to the leadership of the Better Sleep Council, the consumer-education arm of ISPA. The BSC also appointed a new committee member, Tim Witherell, […]

Why improv isn’t just for comedy clubs

Why improv isn’t just for comedy clubs

Learn how this communication tool can boost business performance Improvisation, or the art form called improv, may call to mind comedy shows but it also is a serious business tool. Organizations are using it to foster teamwork, collaboration, positive engagement and mindfulness, says Bob Kulhan, founder and chief executive officer of Business Improv, who also is […]

Top reasons employees quit

Top reasons employees quit

Every company has employees quit from time to time. It could be something as simple as the employee moving with a spouse, but sometimes it’s a result of poor management. Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership from the Core, lists these eight avoidable managing mistakes in a Sept. 21 article on Inc.com: Not recognizing […]

5 Important Traits Set Great Business Leaders Apart

5 Important Traits Set Great Business Leaders Apart

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”—Ray Kroc BY DAVE MARTIN Two people can grow up in the same town, attend the same schools, hold the same social status and have parents with similar incomes, beliefs and family values, yet one will excel in business far beyond the […]

What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

The title of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s management professor Andrew Carton’s latest research is playful, but important. But there is an important lesson to be learned from his paper, “I’m Not Mopping the Floors, I’m Putting a Man on the Moon: How NASA Leaders Enhanced the Meaningfulness of Work by Changing […]

Chris Baker Announced as New Corsicana Mattress Co. CEO

Chris Baker Announced as New Corsicana Mattress Co. CEO

Corsicana Mattress Co., a major producer of promotional and moderately priced mattresses based in Corsicana, Texas, has named Chris Baker chief executive officer. He succeeds Mark Kuchenrither, who left the company earlier this year after serving as CEO for the past year. Baker, previously on Corsicana’s board of directors, is charged with executing the company’s […]

Go, Team, Go! The Best Way to Build a Successful Group

Go, Team, Go! The Best Way to Build a Successful Group

Two heads are better than one, the saying goes. But that doesn’t take into account how to make two, three, four or five heads work together as a team and build a successful group. Over the decades, psychologists have learned some universal traits that good teams share, according to an article by Jeremy Dean on […]