Holiday Office Party Etiquette

By |

During the holidays, it’s common for CEOs/owners/business leaders to “treat” employees with a company-wide gathering where employees are encouraged to “let your hair down” and enjoy themselves.

Don’t be fooled by the relaxed atmosphere. It does not imply you have the license to act out of control. One has to remember that they are still […]

Successes Come From Failures

By |

In my experiences I have encountered people who sometimes get downhearted and upset when they have done something wrong on the job that they consider a failure. What many people do not realize is how much failure plays a part in their ultimate success.

I often refer to the life of Abraham Lincoln, one of […]

The Importance of a Plan B

By |

All people–fortunately or unfortunately–are dispensable. One person cannot control another person and, should they quit tomorrow, there is little a boss can do beyond having a contingency plan in place. Good leaders need to shift their paradigm to accepting circumstances may never change and always have a Plan B.

An illustration:

On a Thursday, approximately five […]

Want to be Client-Centric? Start Within

By |

In today’s uncertain economy, fear continues to affect employees every day, causing them to act in selfish ways and to lose sight of desired company and team outcomes. In an effort to get employees out of the WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) mindset, a leader should start by asking, “Whom do we treat […]

Setting and Getting to Your Goal

By |

Dave Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, says that people who regularly write down their goals earn nine times as much over their lifetimes as the people who do not. However, 80 percent of Americans say they don’t have goals. Additionally, there is another 16 percent of Americans who say they do have goals, […]

What are they really saying? The “Unsaid” Message

By |

I can assure you that what a person says may be one thing, but their actions are closer to the truth.

Recently, I was assisting a client with the hiring of a manager level position. The partner in this company was very impressed with the applicant after the interview and after receiving some feedback from […]

Be Guided by Abundance…there is plenty for all!

By |

The changing of the guard has begun. Members of “Generation Y” (born between 1982 and 2000) are permeating the workforce, creating cultural shifts in our business environments. While many “tenured” business folk believe in not quitting until the job’s done—not to imply this is (or was) necessarily the right or only way—this next generation […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Position in the Workplace

By |

Are you friendly? Can you support someone else’s purpose? Can you care about or are you concerned about others (such as your supervisor or associates) and what’s important to them? Are you authentic and honest? Can you live outside of your ego/self-image to fulfill someone else’s objectives and requests?

These are important qualities to have […]

StartUps Only: Invest in a Consultant/Advisor

By |

For most startups, the first rule of business is: as fast as you can, generate more revenue than you spend. There are consultants/advisors that are adept at this effort and are worthy to add as a team member to the startup mission as a third-party participant. Using a consultant/advisor should be more top of […]

Is Your Team Aligned to Pursue Brilliant Decision Making and Flawless Execution?

By |

Step 1: Let’s define brilliant decision making and flawless execution. Brilliant Decision Making: the ability of more than one person to come together and: create solutions, choose one, see it through, observe the results, assess and take appropriate next action.

Step 2a: If the outcome is that which was desired, that’s great! Then move on to the next […]