Smart People

Four Indicators that Reveal if You are Actually Listening to the Smart People You Hired! The other day, I noticed a quote posted on LinkedIn that made me smile.  Below is the quote: "It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do"      ~ Steve Jobs There is some real truth in that message. Did the quote get you thinking about anything you have encountered over your professional career? Here is what came...

Great Leaders

Great Leaders Know They MUST Do Four Things to Cultivate Respect within the Organization In nearly 30 years of working, I can truthfully state that I have worked for some good leaders, some not so good leaders and, thankfully, some really GREAT leaders.  In reflecting on my work experience, other than pondering that I have been working for 30 years and am feeling a little bit older than when I began drafting this article, I did conclude that no matter the organization they...

Best Practices

Are YOUR Best Practices Still Best Practices? It is no secret that if an organization wants to thrive in an ever-changing environment they must be willing to adapt to new circumstances as they arise. In times of change, trust me, there is no shortage of advice from experts telling us to use best practices if we want our organization to succeed. Why a best practice?

Organizational Vision

5 Reasons Why Employees in Your Organization Might NOT Embrace Your Vision You are a GREAT leader. There is no doubt about it! You have worked hard to cultivate a culture of respect within the organization. You speak with clarity every time you convey a message. You meet with your employees every chance you get. You work hard to inspire and challenge others because you know your employees come to work to make a difference just like you. You and your employees are ONE...

Terreance E. – Operations Executive – Suffolk, VA

Results driven leader! Strategic Communications Expert! Change Management Professional! Jeannine delivers every time and is sought out by all executive stakeholders within a 20,000 personnel organization across 15 subordinate units. Her knack for strategic planning and insight into global operations are paramount to the functionality and decision making of the Chief Executive Officer. Jeannine is diligent and meticulous on every endeavor providing “only the best” quality results during every project. It has been a pleasure to serve with her...

Frank M. – Rear Admiral (USN/Retired) – Marymount, MD

Consummate Professional…Trusted Advisor…and Dedicated Leader of the NECC Front Office Team! Dr. Bennett not only excels at every endeavor, but was pivotal to the successes enjoyed by NECC through her actions as Director of my Commander’s Action Group. Jeannine’s ability to link national defense strategy with the needs of fleet operations is superb, and provides the Commander with the critical knowledge necessary to direct global operations and strategic communications. Dr. Bennett is a tremendous asset and will ensure the...

Peter M. Information Technology Specialist – South Carolina

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Dan H. Retired Navy Chief – Virginia Beach, VA

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