Here’s How Billionaire Jeff Bezos Makes Effective Decisions

Each decision whether big or small has an impact. Of course, nothing happens in isolation. With every decision comes a consequence. Thus, every decision matters. So, how do you make a good one? According, Jeff Bezos, Billionaire, and CEO of Amazon, there are 4 things to consider when making a good business decision. Here’s what […]

The 8-Hour Workday Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past. Here’s Why

The results just came in, Microsoft Japan recently experimented with a 4-Day Workweek. They gave 2,300 employees three-day weekends for five weeks straight, and what happened? There was a 40 percent increase in productivity during August 2019 compared to August 2018. There was 59 percent fewer pages printed and 23 percent less electricity used during […]

5 Truths About Great Leadership

5 Truths About Great Leadership

Great leaders always leave an impression – they make you feel just as great. Leadership is not a matter of IQ and leading with the brain, but more of EQ and leading with the heart.  It’s not something that comes naturally for many leaders and they struggle to make the switch from brain to heart. […]

The Fundamentals of Leadership

The Fundamentals of Leadership

Regardless of industry, experience, and role, after our 20+ years of field study at The3rdgear we determined that the best leaders all follow similar fundamental practices of leadership. We’ve learned that it takes more than being highly skilled in your field – it takes empathy, creativity, communication, and passion. Being a good leader is actually […]

Push Your Ego Aside to Manage Better and Improve Staff Performance

Push Your Ego Aside to Manage Better and Lower Staff Turnover

So you’re the boss, everyone should just do what you say right?! ‘It’s a matter of respect’ is the classic line heard several times from not-so-effective business managers. Two recent cases come to mind: A successful automotive repairer and tyre shop owner with multiples stores – He’s been in business for over 10 years but […]

5 Ways the Role of a Manager Needs to Change

5 Ways the Role of a Manager Needs to Change

As businesses, lifestyles, and technologies evolve, so does the role of the Manager. Leaders spend a great deal of time in supervising others, which is not productive nor efficient in this day in age. Management theorist, Henri Fayol outlined five basic responsibilities of a Manager that has stuck for almost 100 years: planning, directing, staffing, […]

Questions to Ask Applicants with Career Gaps

Questions to Ask Applicants with Career Gaps

Employment gaps are becoming more common on CV’s and it’s time hiring managers show an open mind to them. It was always looked at as something negative that read an applicant was reckless and untrustworthy, not believing they are willing to stay long term. Times have changed so much that these breaks can actually prove […]