Hawkins Conrad joins BGW

Motivating Employees During the Busy Season (it’s not just about pizza parties)

It’s tax season, which means the BGW office resembles something of a beehive: It’s loud, people are moving fast, and if you make a wrong… Read More…

5 Leadership Lessons from Buddy the Elf (really)

I’m pregnant.  Really, really pregnant.  The baby is due any day now, and my preferred location is anywhere that allows me to be in the… Read More…

The Power of Gratitude

Some years ago, I went to a marketing conference.  In a breakout session on sales, the presenter spoke almost exclusively about gratitude.  It didn’t make… Read More…

Build Community Service Into Your Business

October 22nd is Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide.  On this Saturday, volunteers from across the country… Read More…

Bridging the Workforce Generation Gap

There was a time when our grandparents, who lived through the Second World War, scorned the Baby Boomers. They were too idealistic, too self-absorbed, or… Read More…

Self-Improvement Benefits You and Your Business

September is Self-Improvement Month, a month focused on making changes, embracing a fresh outlook, and taking advantage of new opportunities.  We tend to think of… Read More…

Don’t Be A Drag: Follow-up with prospects and clients without being annoying.

Many business owners and salespeople are hesitant about making follow-up calls or sending emails for fear of being annoying.  I get it.  No one wants… Read More…

Think Like An Olympian

It’s easy to marvel at an Olympic athlete.  The unique skill of a Simone Biles or Michael Phelps is unmatched, and it’s jaw-dropping to watch… Read More…

This One Thing Can Prevent Employee Burnout

Every business owner strives to build a motivated workforce.  Company perks, a great benefits package, a positive office culture, and so on all play into… Read More…

Building a Culture of Accountability

Accountability is at the center of nearly every business book on the market, yet every day in the workplace managers fail to lead on this… Read More…