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    • 14 Sep

      8 Things You Should Expect from a Business Consultant

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      The decision to bring in a business consultant is a big one. And a brave one. It typically means that, despite your blood, sweat, and tears, things aren’t going as hoped or expected, which is not abnormal. After all, the statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics show that only about 30% of small businesses will make it through their tenth year (data as of March, 2016).  .....Read More

    • 17 Aug

      Five Servant Leadership Qualities Successful Organizations Share


      One aspect of leadership development that I enjoy most is servant-leadership. Even though the example of servant-leadership goes back at least two thousand years, the modern servant-leadership movement was launched by Robert K. Greenleaf in a publication in 1970 titled The Servant as Leader. It is based on a value system that “[t]he servant-leader is servant first.... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.  .....Read More

    • Five Servant Leadership Qualities Successful Organizations Share


      One aspect of leadership development that I enjoy most is servant-leadership. Even though the example of servant-leadership goes back at least two thousand years, the modern servant-leadership movement was launched by Robert K. Greenleaf in a publication in 1970 titled The Servant as Leader. It is based on a value system that “[t]he servant-leader is servant first.... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.  .....Read More

      Aug 17, 2017 [ Read More... ]
    • 24 Jul

      How to Combat the Negative Power of Complaining


      Whining. Carping. Bellyaching. Kvetching. Whatever you call it, we've all done it, and we've all been around others who have done it. Sometimes it is even good to do it. However, when complaining becomes unproductive, counterproductive, or habitual, it becomes a problem that must be addressed. That's because complaining can take a toll on us physically and mentally, and it can create toxic relationships both in our professional and private lives. Let's take a closer look at the negative power of complaining and steps we can take to avoid it or deal with it effectively.   .....Read More

    • How to Combat the Negative Power of Complaining


      Whining. Carping. Bellyaching. Kvetching. Whatever you call it, we've all done it, and we've all been around others who have done it. Sometimes it is even good to do it. However, when complaining becomes unproductive, counterproductive, or habitual, it becomes a problem that must be addressed. That's because complaining can take a toll on us physically and mentally, and it can create toxic relationships both in our professional and private lives. Let's take a closer look at the negative power of complaining and steps we can take to avoid it or deal with it effectively.   .....Read More

      Jul 24, 2017 [ Read More... ]
    • 29 Jun

      Tips for Making Good Decisions

      tips for making good decisions as a leader
      Last month, President Trump announced that his administration is going to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. It was certainly a bold decision, for while many in the United States applauded it, many other Americans and governments throughout the international community objected. As is often the case with decisions of this magnitude, the efficacy of this decision may not be known or understood for a number of years. However, as an important person who represents millions of diverse people in a position of supreme leadership, President Trump understood that the responsibility for making the decision ultimately rested on him, and he took the steps he deemed necessary to come to this significant conclusion.  .....Read More

    • Tips for Making Good Decisions

      tips for making good decisions as a leader
      Last month, President Trump announced that his administration is going to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. It was certainly a bold decision, for while many in the United States applauded it, many other Americans and governments throughout the international community objected. As is often the case with decisions of this magnitude, the efficacy of this decision may not be known or understood for a number of years. However, as an important person who represents millions of diverse people in a position of supreme leadership, President Trump understood that the responsibility for making the decision ultimately rested on him, and he took the steps he deemed necessary to come to this significant conclusion.  .....Read More

      Jun 29, 2017 [ Read More... ]
    • 21 Jun

      12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 7—A Life in Balance

      personal leadership principle 7 - work life balance
      Personal leadership includes an understanding of a balanced approach in all areas of life. Your personal resources are limited and valuable. In order to achieve the things you want and maintain them, you must effectively manage your time to balance both your needs and your responsibilities. In order to accomplish this, it is important to make a concerted effort to minimize stress and participate in enjoyable and refreshing diversions daily, weekly, and annually.  .....Read More

    • 12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 7—A Life in Balance

      personal leadership principle 7 - work life balance
      Personal leadership includes an understanding of a balanced approach in all areas of life. Your personal resources are limited and valuable. In order to achieve the things you want and maintain them, you must effectively manage your time to balance both your needs and your responsibilities. In order to accomplish this, it is important to make a concerted effort to minimize stress and participate in enjoyable and refreshing diversions daily, weekly, and annually.  .....Read More

      Jun 21, 2017 [ Read More... ]
    • 05 Jun

      The Danger of Gossip Within an Organization

      The danger of gossip within an organization
      Gossip is commonly defined as rumor or talk of a personal, intimate, or sensational nature. Whether or not the gossip is true, it is often toxic, spreading faster than a virus in a kindergarten classroom. Not only does gossip bring down morale, it affects the culture of the organization. Often, those who habitually engage in gossip are passionate about what they are saying but lack the solutions or the power to make positive change happen.  .....Read More

    • The Danger of Gossip Within an Organization

      The danger of gossip within an organization
      Gossip is commonly defined as rumor or talk of a personal, intimate, or sensational nature. Whether or not the gossip is true, it is often toxic, spreading faster than a virus in a kindergarten classroom. Not only does gossip bring down morale, it affects the culture of the organization. Often, those who habitually engage in gossip are passionate about what they are saying but lack the solutions or the power to make positive change happen.  .....Read More

      Jun 05, 2017 [ Read More... ]
    • 25 May

      The 12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 6—Dealing with Disappointments

      Personal Leadership Principle 6 - Dealing with Disappointment
      We come from diverse cultures and backgrounds, yet there is a universal experience that we all have to face in life…disappointment and discouragement. If we aren’t careful, this can become a vicious cycle. A negative event occurs and we become discouraged, it affects the quality of our decision-making, we become frustrated, the stress begins to take a toll on our attitude, we become gloomy and start to focus on the negative aspects of every situation, we become more discouraged, and the cycle continues. When you produce positive results, you will feel good about yourself.  Sadly, the reverse is also true.  .....Read More

    • The 12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle 6—Dealing with Disappointments

      Personal Leadership Principle 6 - Dealing with Disappointment
      We come from diverse cultures and backgrounds, yet there is a universal experience that we all have to face in life…disappointment and discouragement. If we aren’t careful, this can become a vicious cycle. A negative event occurs and we become discouraged, it affects the quality of our decision-making, we become frustrated, the stress begins to take a toll on our attitude, we become gloomy and start to focus on the negative aspects of every situation, we become more discouraged, and the cycle continues. When you produce positive results, you will feel good about yourself.  Sadly, the reverse is also true.  .....Read More

      May 25, 2017 [ Read More... ]
    • 19 May

      When the Biggest Risk Is Not Taking One at All


      Lou Gehrig, nicknamed the “Iron Horse” because of his batting ability and his continuity as first baseman for the New York Yankees, was a gentle, reserved man. On a hot summer day in 1930, Gehrig did something quite uncharacteristic. He stood at the plate, swung and missed for two strikes, and then watched the third pitch whiz by without even twitching. As the umpire called, “strike three…you’re out!” Lou Gehrig was seen throwing his bat to the ground and exchanging words with the ump.  .....Read More

    • When the Biggest Risk Is Not Taking One at All


      Lou Gehrig, nicknamed the “Iron Horse” because of his batting ability and his continuity as first baseman for the New York Yankees, was a gentle, reserved man. On a hot summer day in 1930, Gehrig did something quite uncharacteristic. He stood at the plate, swung and missed for two strikes, and then watched the third pitch whiz by without even twitching. As the umpire called, “strike three…you’re out!” Lou Gehrig was seen throwing his bat to the ground and exchanging words with the ump.  .....Read More

      May 19, 2017 [ Read More... ]