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11 Oct The Other “F” Word

Sooner or later, like death and taxes, failure (the other “F” word), is inevitable. However, if you embrace it – not run from it – amazing outcomes can result. When traveling across the country and delivering keynotes about networking strategies and creating authentic connections with other people, I almost always include in my topics the power of failure. I believe failure can...

30 Aug Remain Relevant – Refine Your Strategy

Leadership expert Peter Drucker once said the only companies that succeed are those that not only welcome change, but also lead it. Since changing times often define how businesses work, organizations are adapting their strategies to address evolving competitive challenges. To stay ahead, some leaders are launching new products or services, taking on challenging acquisitions, implementing extra innovation or restructuring business...

27 Jun Does Your Team Have “Cognitive Diversity”? 6 Tips

Team success requires many elements including cognitive diversity, differences in the way people think, which can help you build a group of high performance professionals.  For example, left-brain thinkers approach problems logically or analytically while right-brainers are typically creative and intuitive. If a balance of both left and right-brained employees can help a company drive success, what tips can help...

06 Jun Get Results (without losing your soul)

Confidence often comes from knowing your leadership strengths and understanding how they enable you to make a positive contribution in your workplace.  Smart leaders know that leadership isn’t a zero-sum game; people don’t need to sacrifice happiness to succeed or give up good relationships to be productive.  While all managers want results, losing your soul to get those results doesn't...

02 May 1440 Minutes Each Day – How Will You Use Yours?

Successful people are different – among other things, they do a better job of managing their time. When most consider the best possible outcome for time management – it’s getting more stuff done with less stress.  Time is a precious resource so how can you use yours as an asset? One of the most important things you can do is shift...

18 Apr 3 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Successful people tend to exhibit different habits – among other things, they do a great job of avoiding procrastination.  Adopting the behaviors of your ideal self can anchor your values and help you make a firmer commitment to them.  To complete objectives you’ve set for yourself and avoid procrastination, what steps can you take? 3 Ways To Overcome Procrastination Just Do It Overcoming...

14 Feb The Language of Leadership

Great leadership requires great communication.  However, great communication can be tricky for leaders due to the complexity of the human brain and how it processes information.  Our brains are made up of three parts; instinctive, emotional and logical – each with its own way of perceiving data.  If great leaders can learn how to improve communication by understanding which parts...

08 Feb Leaders: Inspire and Develop Others | 2 Lessons

Great leadership often means helping others arrive at solutions - in other words - not telling them what to do but rather, guiding them towards positive solutions.  This approach is sometimes referred to as “Socratic coaching” (coaching strategies inspired by the Greek philosopher Socrates) where successful outcomes begin by asking the right questions.  If coaching others leads to improved communication and...

01 Feb LEADERS: Manage “Intergenerational Productivity” Learn 7 Secrets

How do you authentically reach the Millennial generation? Today’s smart leaders know that leading an XYZ organization, cultures created on the principles of the Millennial generation to foster productivity and teamwork among multiple generations working together under one roof, can help them drive success.  If XYZ organizations have an "it" factor, what secrets can help leaders keep employees inspired and companies ahead...

18 Jan Constraints Aren’t Obstacles – See Them as Inspirations

A constraint is a limitation that can affect a leader’s ability to act.  However, when approached with a different perspective, these same constraints offer “gifts” because they have the potential to broaden your thinking and open your potential.  In other words, constraints are great liberators of new possibilities.  When a constraint appears in your path, consider greeting it with enthusiasm...