New Year's Resolution: What's YOUR Word? With the New Year right around the corner I, like you, start planning out what I want to accomplish in 2018. However, I do not start with a laundry list of resolutions. No, instead, I start with a word. Yes, just one word to get me through the entire year. Some of you may recall the blog article I wrote last year called, “New Year's Resolutions: One Word NOT a List.” Last year, I [...]
Strategic Alliances: We Can Make a Greater Difference Together! There are several things I enjoy about this time of year and the cold is not one of them, but it does remind me of home. I grew up in both Wisconsin and upper Michigan so cold is no stranger but living in Virginia Beach, Virginia for the past 30 years has made it a distant memory, that is, until November. In the late fall, those memories of home come flooding [...]
Life is Too Short to Feel STUCK in a Job! Four (4) Tips to Help YOU Get UNSTUCK Today! Life is too short to feel trapped or, STUCK, as I like to say. No one is immune to such a feeling. In fact, it is normal to go through a season in life when things just do not feel quite right. Take a moment to think about it. Have you ever felt like you just can’t move forward no matter [...]
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 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 [...]
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?
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 [...]