I got home from the grocery store today and, as I was putting away the groceries, there was a knock at my door. It was a friendly knock with a little rhythm to it. I figured one of my neighbors saw me come home and wanted to chat. I hesitated to answer it because I… Continue reading Success is “Elementary”
Something struck me while conducting a needs assessment for a client. Well, actually, it was during a debrief of a focus group for the assessment. Anyway… This needs assessment is uncovering that management does not perceive a need for training for themselves. For others — yes — but not for themselves. Sadly, when we realized this, it was not… Continue reading It takes a leader…
In business, it is far too easy to lose sight of the big picture in terms of the varying degrees of importance and urgency. And, to top it off, it seems we are reluctant to take our much-deserved vacation time for many reasons (perception being a prime reason). For some reason we are compelled to… Continue reading My Lesson from 2013: To keep things in perspective.
There have been many articles discussing the importance of collaboration in leadership, and usually these articles discuss the benefits of a collaborative leader. While I can agree that collaboration is a desired skill in many industries and at most levels I am inclined to discuss with you: The difference between collaboration and cowardice and How… Continue reading Collaboration vs. Cowardice
Recently I came across an article on Forbes.com: The 6 Most Important Things Employees Need From Their Leaders To Realize Their High Potential. I am fortunate to have had a boss that has done all six of the things listed within it and, it is true, he helped me realize my high potential. He often… Continue reading Leadership, defined