Jesus is the quintessential leader. Putting religious and spiritual beliefs aside, as a model leader, Jesus practiced the most vital principles of leadership—and he provides an example for leaders to imitate. Easter time is a good moment for reflecting on what I consider the greatest characteristic that made Jesus Christ an incomparable leader.Read More
The calendar says Spring is here. I’m optimistically enthusiastic that flowers will come out soon. Spring is a new opportunity for growth in all the natural world. What about you and your organization? How do you respond to new opportunities?Read More
I love words. I like reading them, shaping them into sentences and articles, pondering their meaning, playing with their rhythms, clarifying them, translating them. . . and so on. And yet, words are not enough! See what else you need.Read More
What makes a boss most successful? A few years back Google undertook a study to find out the answer to that question. what makes a boss most successful. They were surprised by the results. This post shares not only what they found, but specific strategies that can help people deal with complex issues.Read More
Many people have difficulty with relationships. Seems that there is a lot of negativity going on. Yet, if asked, I'm sure you want to have positive relationships, whether at home or at work. Learn three simple secrets that can have a big influence on your relationships.Read More
Today I’m sharing what you can do to encourage and sustain a positive culture which plays an important role in the workplace. Setting the standard for a positive culture should be a major focus for leaders in any organization. Here are a few strategies for creating and maintaining a positive work culture. They are based on common threads running throughout published research, scholarly articles, and my own experience in organizations.Read More
Setting the standard for a positive corporate culture should be a major focus for leaders in any organization. When employees are in a positive environment, they are more likely to perform better and contribute more. Creating something positive and upbeat within the organization will contribute greatly to organizational effectiveness and success.Read More
Some leaders have a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Can you imagine how many problems you could avoid or easily deal with if you keep your mouth shut? Today we are going to see when it pays to follow this sage advice: “If you’re wondering whether or not you should keep your mouth shut– you should.”Read More
Researchers have long studied the impact kindness can have on our own happiness--which seems like it would improve our ability to lead. Research explicitly proves that being kind to others makes us happier. And happy people at work are 12 percent more productive than unhappy people. Can kindness at work also elevate your leadership? Here are three ways in which simple kindness could bring you more success as a leader at work.Read More
We started the month of July sharing 3 obstacles to change: Negativity, Exclusion, and Confusion. Then followed up with how to turn Negativity into Positivity, and Exclusion into Inclusion. Today we are sharing why clarity is important for change and how to have clarity instead of confusion.
A lack of clarity makes us feel uncertain, so rather than risk making a mistake, the natural human response is to say 'NO'! Learn how to use clarity for change.Read More
If you are trying to implement any kind of change, for yourself or for your organization, and are having a hard time doing so, this post is especially for you.
As I go into different organizations a common complaint I hear is how much people resist change. Do you also think change would be a lot easier if there were no resistance to it?
Today we talk about how eliminating 3 obstacles can greatly improve the success of change.Read More
Independence Day around the world usually involves grand ceremonies and epic celebrations — and rightfully so! Commemorating the birth of a nation is an occasion of joy. It also makes for the perfect opportunity to reflect upon our own reasons for celebrating. What are your reasons?Read More
June is the month of effective communication, and July reminds us of the importance and price of freedom. Today I decided to mix the two and reflect on freedom of speech in organizations.Read More
Effective business communication costs very little and the results can transform both you and your business. Communication and interpersonal skills are at the top of the list of what matters most today in leadership. Yet there are costly communication mistakes that are behind some of the worst problems leaders encounter. By learning to correct them, you will save time and money, your influence will increase, and you will have better relationships.
Today I'm going to share the first 3 and next week the next 4 mistakes.Read More
Come clean: It's National Honesty Day!
April begins with a day that celebrates falsehoods – April Fool’s Day. End it with a day that celebrates and acknowledges the importance of honesty – Honesty Day.
Celebrated annually on April 30, the day was created in the early 1990s by M. Hirsh Goldberg, the former press secretary to the state of Maryland in the United States and author of The Book of Lies..
Honesty does not need to be a lonely word, or celebrated only once a year. Truthfulness can increase trust and strengthen relationships and make them more productive.