Transforming Leaders From The Inside Out

September 24, 2015By Mike MillerLeadership

This post originally appeared on joshallan.com on June 12, 2015. I had the pleasure to be part of a panel at the Workplace (R)evolution 2015 conference this week. In preparation for the questions I was asked to be ready for I wrote down a few of my thoughts, and wanted to share them here! Provide a specific example of how … Read More

When Are You At Your Best?

September 17, 2015By Mike MillerEngagement

SAVE YOUR ENERGY FOR WHAT BRINGS YOU HAPPINESS. Who can argue with this simple, brilliant message? I recently snapped this picture of what just might be the best park bench ever outside the local Whole Foods. Take a moment to think about when you’re happy, joyful, and energized. Not sure of when that is? Then … Read More

Call On Me… To Strengthen Team Trust

September 10, 2015By Mike MillerTeam Effectiveness

Today’s article originally appeared on strengthspartnership.com, written by consultant Ana Loback. Strengths Partnership is the U.K. company formed by the creators of Strengthscope, James Brook and Paul Brewerton. *** Trust is a commitment to cooperate before there is any certainty about how the trusted people will act. (Coleman, 1990). A vast body of research supports the many … Read More

Call Me!

September 3, 2015By Mike MillerEngagement

“Call Me” is a favorite team building activity here at Forte. During this exercise, members of a team meet as a group and team members one by one complete the sentence, “You can call me any time to… .”  So each shares something they are energized by that they are always happy to talk about or help with, and also … Read More

Welcome To Forte!

August 27, 2015By Mike MillerUpdate

I’m so happy to welcome you to Forte, to our blog, and to all that we offer to leaders interested in healthy, positive, energized workplace cultures. And I’d like to begin with this: Life-changing. That’s how an employee of a client company recently described personal insight he had gained during a workshop facilitated by my … Read More

What The Heck Is Forte?

August 23, 2015By Mike MillerUpdate

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 was our first day of grad school. We met at The Gallup Organization World Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, all the classmates converging for two intense weeks of complete information deluge. It was utterly overwhelming and entirely invigorating, and I got the distinct sense that I was in the exact place I was supposed to … Read More

How Do You Create An Awesome Company?

August 20, 2015By Mike MillerCulture

[This article was originally posted on joshallan.com on April 7, 2014] // Awhile back, I was invited into a circle of work revolutionaries who are drafting a “declaration” that accurately describes the essence of the global movement we’re seeing towards more life-giving organizations. Not a Declaration of Independence, but a “Declaration of Awesome Companies,” if … Read More

What If Gen Y Isn’t The Problem?

August 19, 2015By Mike MillerCulture

When I started writing Igniting the Invisible Tribe, I began my research by studying generations in the workplace. I wanted to see if age-related conflicts could be the cause of the epic friction we feel in business today. While I eventually dismissed generational contrast as a root cause, I continue to hear about the difficulties … Read More