Is It All About The Buzz?

Hey everyone, Back from some major spinal surgery with some food for thought: Is "leadership" your buzzword? So we know we hear buzzwords all the time in business: add-value, leadership, empowerment, ROI etc. According to the Webster's Dictionary, Buzzwords are: "a word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular … Continue reading Is It All About The Buzz?

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Do you praise only the Rock Stars?

Inc.com recently published an article, "Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite)", and while we aren't parents to our employees, I found the concept interesting. And applicable. And oh, so very, very relevant to how we run our management. In the article, it describes the … Continue reading Do you praise only the Rock Stars?

Not Every Leader Has To Be A Boss

When we think of leadership, often we think of "boss, manager, assistant manager, CEO, CFO" and the like. Most of us think of leadership as having to be in a management role. I'm here to tell you a great truth: Leadership is not a position, it's action.    Leadership is the ability to lead others … Continue reading Not Every Leader Has To Be A Boss

A Time of Need – Learning Leadership in Alternative History Fiction

We all know the adage of being doomed to repeat history. We often use it in leadership to learn from past mistakes and failures. But another worthy exploration is the "What ifs" or even "Bad Brainstorming" to approach solutions with innovation and creativity. "A Time of Need"  by Brent A. Harris is a book that … Continue reading A Time of Need – Learning Leadership in Alternative History Fiction

Regret Stops Motion

I believe you are the only you. You are the only person to go through your circumstances and learn, grow, and change with them. Whether those circumstances were horrific or were great, you still were impacted.  The great news? Nothing is stopping you from taking control and starting forward today. 

Creative Leadership: Outside The Box

I'm playing a mobile game titled Words With Friends by Zynga. For the uninitiated, it's a bit like Scrabble with some questionable definitions. The key is to form words with tiles and each player gets 7 random tiles apiece. Each letter has different points awarded to it and there are Double Word, Triple Word, Double Letter, and … Continue reading Creative Leadership: Outside The Box

Want To Be A Better Leader? Do Something You Suck At.

I don't do well in a lot of things that I truly enjoy doing. Cooking, baking, singing, drawing, and more. But you know what? I'm no longer afraid to do them. And you know what else? I fail. And Fail. And Fail. Sometimes when I cook, there is scraps of butter paper in the mashed … Continue reading Want To Be A Better Leader? Do Something You Suck At.