June 7, 2016

Great leaders understand that performance and outcomes are based on much more than accomplishing tasks and maintaining status quo.  Real change within an organization CAN happen, if team members produce quality work, driven intrinsically to thrive personally and profes...

April 29, 2016

A girlfriend of mine and I were enjoying coffee and a typical conversation when she said something that truly struck me.

 

"It's ok for you life to look the way you want it to look."

 

While she was saying this in the context of a conversation she had with someone else, an...

April 19, 2016

Positive energy is always attractive.  One of the greatest qualities of leaders who have been given permission to lead is a positive attitude which inspires positive action in others.  But before being able to inspire action in others, a great leader must have an inher...

April 11, 2016

In our contemporary world, information now literally travels at the speed of light.  Not only do we have the ability to tap into news and social happenings instantly, we are also able to, with the push of a button, learn basically anything about anyone at any time.  Wh...

March 8, 2016

Staying positive can sometimes be hard work.  We all face difficult days, stressful situations, deadlines and demanding workloads, and negative experiences.  In the face of everyay situations where everyone around you is stressed out, uptight, and negative, how in the...

March 3, 2016

 

Did you know that the rate of depression and anxiety is increasing, but the rate of happiness is stagnant?  This is tragic!  Why in the world is this happening?  According to Pascal, "Man wishes to be happy, only wishes to be happy, and CANNOT wish not to do so."  How...

February 29, 2016

In a recent article by Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., in Psychology Today,  researchers published findings that "each additional happy friend increases your probability of being happy by about 9 percent."  Wow!  Compare that to the statistics showing that an increas...

June 29, 2015

Your leadership style plays a big role in how you communicate. Authoritative, commanding and pace-setting leadership styles, as defined by Daniel Goleman, are much less likely to communicate as much information with their team as democratic, affiliative or pace-setting...

June 7, 2015

 

 

What are the personalities and priorities of your team members?  Is it important to a majority of your people to have freedome to be spontaneous, creative, and whimsical, or is your team comprised primarily of ordered, structured, regimented personalities who appreci...

June 1, 2015

 

 

Even the most inexperienced leader understands the power of praise and the impact that it can have on individuals and the team as a whole.  Praise is one of the most powerful training and motiviational tools leaders have!  When a team makes great gains or accomplishe...

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