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Sep 18, 2017 4:18 pm

Leaders Must Look at Themselves to Build Employee Motivation

I just read an interesting article on Harvard Business Review from leadership coach Monique Valcour about employee motivation and how we as leaders play a much more decisive role with it than we'd like to acknowledge.

Monique talks about the vicious circle that occurs when we leaders decide a person is no longer motivated in their job to the extent we believe they should. That leads to our withdrawal, which leads to even less motivation, and so on.Read More


Afila Group
Sep 15, 2017 11:01 am

Why Target and Best Buy Should WELCOME Amazon into Twin Cities for HQ2

This week, The Twin Cities news outlets were all abuzz with stories about Amazon possibly coming here to set up their second headquarters. Pros and cons, key features and benefits and comparisons to other cities were set forth, as was government 'help'.

Governor Mark Dayton rightfully connected with the leaders of Target and Best Buy about this situation to get their read and to acknowledge those companies' importance to the area's economy. What was reported made it appear as though the leaders of those two companies weren't too keen on incentives to bring Amazon in town, but saw an opportunity for the state. Let me give you reasons why I think it would be good for those companies to have Amazon in town.Read More

The Afila Group maximizes the impact current and future leaders have on organizations and humans have on society. We believe in the limitless potential of quality leadership practice, connecting our world in different ways and mission-based performance.

We support this effort through helping people develop capabilities that help them process, question, reason, logic, communicate and perform on different levels through roundtables of people in similar situations as well as individual coaching of organization and functional leaders and coaches.

Our philosophy is based on the concept of L.R.S.F. - Love, Respect, Service and Fun. Leaders that concentrate on serving those around them, demonstrating humility, holding themselves and others accountable and expanding their ability to communicate to others on their level as opposed to the other way around see much greater results. Developed through decades of leadership experience in business and sports, Afila Group's coaching philosophy looks at not only high level concepts, but how the practice of L.R.S.F. can be ingrained into leaders' day to day actions and those of their teams. 

Afila Group members perform more effectively in their roles and lives, they empower those arouind them to fulfill their potential and organizations reach new levels of success.

For emerging leaders in school and recently in the workforce, we help develop foundations to better connect the experiences they have and problems they face in different ways. Our student and young professional roundtable groups will allow them to logic, reason, question, communicate and perform at a different level. Members see impacts in their immediate work as well as in their personal lives.


“This is a group of critical thinkers that bring different experiences together to tackle the challenges each one of us has” -Afila Group member


For more seasoned business leaders, we offer executive roundtables and individual coaching that allows members to hone their strategies, sharpen their skills and lead in a way that connects more with the workers and demands of today. Results include more aligned organizations, greater personal and organizational results and more time to do more impactful projects.

For coaches, we help them adjust their coaching processes to connect more effectively with those in their charge through L.R.S.F. The real measure of a coach is the impact they have on the lives of the kids as they move into our communities. That takes more than teaching how to dribble a basketball or build a robot. We help coaches empower kids to grow and perform on the field of competition as well as in life.

The Afila Group gives its members the people, time and opportunity to see their world in a different light and give them the insights needed to accelerate performance and results.