Category Archives: Leadership

ADDING VALUE TO MEETINGS: Get Women to Contribute

I received a Harvard Business School tip a few months ago which has stuck with me for some time now.  I do a lot of work in helping organizations maximize performance of their people.  Often, leveraging diversity has been a barrier.  People often resist outside input or just fail to consider additional perspectives. I read […]

Understanding Millennials

I discovered this incredible video which holds back nothing. It emphasizes a lot of the work I do for organizations that wisely realize they need outside support to address this phenomenon. Understanding the Millennials is perhaps the single most effective way to ensure organizational sustainability. They are your employees, they are your customers. I talk […]

Article Spotlight: Study Reveals That A Bad Boss Can Make Employees Sick

By www.Apost.com Study Reveals That A Bad Boss Can Make Employees Sick A Linkedin article published by Quartz magazine reveals that a bad boss can be as harmful to employees as passive smoking. The article also says that the longer you stay in a job working for someone who stresses you, the greater the damage […]

Leadership Strategies: Speakers Avoid the 3 B’s

Early in my speaking and management career, my mentor introduced me to this lesson. I learned it a few times the hard way and again in Toastmasters. Remember, speakers are leaders. A leader is constantly working to build trust and maintain credibility. I apply public speaking skills when I am engaged in strategic planning, change […]

The Transformational Leader: Story of the Seed

THE STORY A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different.  He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, “It is time for […]

How do people see you? Are you a TRUST BOOSTER or a TRUST BUSTER? CORPORATE TRUST Begins with YOU

When it comes to trust—How do people see you?  How do you view yourself?  Are you a trust booster or a trust buster? Today, trust is a critical element in the workplace, whether it is an email, a tweet, one-on-one, in the classroom or in a staff meeting.   I have done my share of trust […]

VOLUNTEERISM: Improving Innovation, Learning and Leadership Performance

When people are in need, my hand is often raised.  Especially, wherever I see I can contribute and make a difference.  I grew up reading super hero comic books—Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Hulk, Spiderman—you name it!  Maybe this is where it all started.  I collected them all.  I believe […]

DISC or MBTI? How about Emotional Intelligence (EI)?

This week I have been reviewing job descriptions seeking candidates with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) experience.  And, this week I was asked a question by a colleague wanting to transition from technical training to doing leadership training.  He asked which is the preferred of the two psychometrically proven Jungian (Carl Jung) based, behavioral assessment tools, […]

Public Speaking: Articulate You and Your Business for Increased Profits

Speaking in front of groups is scary for many business professionals.  Public speaking is a skill that carries throughout the workplace and into our personal lives.  Expressing oneself effectively takes skill and constant practice.  In business, you do not G-E-T unless you A-S-K.  What are you leaving on the table? Today, margins are tight and […]

COMMUNICATION: Executives Telling the Whole Story? Or, is Part of the Story Enough?

I received a communication requesting recommendations for how to open up communication within the organization.  This is a bold and quite perceptive insight for an executive leader to recognize this need.  Communication is the root cause that erodes trust and if effectively woven into the cultural fabric, can sustain an organization.  Today it requires starting […]