Category Leadership

Leadership Lessons

How comfortable are you in calling yourself a leader? That is one of the questions asked by Drew Dudley in the Ted Talks video below and a gentle reminder to us all that we are all leaders in some way – whether that’s at work, at home, on the playground, in the gym, or wherever […]

The Coaching Bug

If you work in sports, surely you’ve heard people say they have “caught the coaching bug.” What is the coaching bug you might ask? Great question! It’s people helping people. It’s being a mentor. It’s being a respected leader, appreciating the influence you have over other people, especially young people, and not taking advantage of […]

IT STARTS WITH PEOPLE

Turnover is costly      Learning curve      Less drama      People who are there for the right reason      Lost productivity           Supervisor           Position responsibilities      Negative perceptions when people are leaving in large numbers Post job descriptions to attract the qualities you seek in a […]

Mission, Vision, Values, Goals

I believe that mission, vision, values and goals are critical to the success of an organization. The day-to-day procedures are important, but ought not to be without a compass of direction and end goals. Even if those end goals are lofty and years ahead of where you are now, your organization will be feel lost […]

On Gratitude and Saying “Thank You”

How are your manners? Sure we could all probably improve in one area or another or certainly in one situation or another. So how often do you say “thank you?” Think about everything you ask for and considering offering words of gratitude for your fans, customers and followers. In the quest for influence, until we […]

Looking into the Fog

So as I was on my way to work this morning it was very foggy near my home. Now if you’ve ever driven in fog, especially at night or just before dawn, you know how difficult it can be to see what’s ahead of you. You also know that turning on your high beams is […]

Do What’s Difficult

Often times we know what we need to do, we just don’t do it.  Why is that?  We procrastinate, put it off until later, take the easy way out, ignore what we really should be doing.  Maybe it’s just human nature and an ever-present instinct to resist change.  Or maybe it’s something completely different.  But […]