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What Every Leader Can Learn From the 7 Core Values of GAP Inc.

What is the true mark of a successful leader? Is it their ability to inspire their team, or ability to hold everyone accountable to their tasks? Is a successful leader one who hits their goals consistently or the one who comes up with the next big idea? At the end of the day, we can […]

Using Rhythm to Transcend Language: Drum Cafe West Heads to Japan

We’ve said before that rhythm resonates so deeply, but never before have we felt it as tremendously as we did last month in a very special event with GAP Inc in Japan. We’ve worked with GAP here in North America, leveraging the power of rhythm as a key component of their Leadership Academy, and we […]

The Most Unique Retreats: Why Personal Discovery Can Supercharge Your Career

Throughout the year, we take part in so many different types of events. We see it all—hotel ballrooms filled with hundreds of people, outdoor stages for thousands, holiday parties in the office and more. In between those large events, we get the opportunity to present for very intimate groups. These experiences always leave us inspired […]

Bridging the Gap: 4 Ways to Promote Gender Diversity in the Workplace

As a business leader, you probably spend a great deal of time brainstorming ways to enhance employee innovation, increase productivity and expand your customer base. As we’ve talked about in previous posts, one of the best solutions to boosting innovation is to implement diversity and inclusion programs in the workplace. Obtaining a staff with unique […]

3 Benefits of Offering Professional Development Opportunities to Your Employees

Sharing ideas to grow is at the core of every successful business. Without new ideas and fresh perspectives, we remain stagnant and still. This is why it is critical that we dust off the cobwebs and learn something new each and every day. We recently did an event with Microsoft’s Content Services and International team […]

Having Fun with Hunter Industries

When was the last time you had a good old-fashioned laugh with your coworkers? Was it at the last holiday party? Is it something that happens daily? Would you consider your job fun? We recently did an incredible event with the sales and marketing professionals of Hunter Industries, which is a family-owned global company that […]

October is National Diversity Awareness Month

Happy National Diversity Awareness Month! Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is one of the Drum Cafe West team’s favorite topics because we believe that there is great value in building a comfortable, understanding and respectful environment for all employees. Nurturing these three traits in the workplace results in trust, stronger communication and collaboration and […]

The 3 Things We Gain by Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude: The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. In the fast-paced corporate world of 9 to 5’s, timesheets, and ever-growing expectations, it’s important that we remember to slow down and appreciate those around us who help make it all possible. After all—none of us can do it alone. […]

3 Ways to Improve Communication in a Global Organization with Solberg

Is your organization global? If so, chances are that you understand the unique challenges of creating a unified company culture across physical, language, and cultural barriers. The vital key to success in this unique environment depends entirely on an organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion training. Going global means more than just having a team […]

Innovating with Intention: Learning to Empower Your Millennial Workforce with Microsoft

At a recent 2-day leadership event for Microsoft, we had the opportunity to get an inside glimpse at what the tech giant is doing to continue building momentum in a transitional time. The company recently laid off over 18,000 workers in an effort to shift their focus to developing new technologies. This has left many […]