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?
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
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
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.
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
We all get frustrated in our careers, our jobs, our life. All of us. Doesn't matter if you love your job 99% of the time and love your life. Frustration, boredom, anger, and sadness can happen. The thing is most people only see the frustration, boredom, anger, and sadness. They don't see the message.
Pages 53 - 58 Summary Haw is being brave as he starts to move through the Maze. He finds tidbits of new Cheese here and there but not enough to satisfy him for long. Most of hall, Haw finds himself facing himself rather than anything the Maze could really throw at him: fears, old patterns, and … Continue reading Who Moved My Cheese – Week 4
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.
My grandmother has days, hours, or only moments to live. She is approaching her final journey on this Earth peaceful and unafraid. Much as she has done her entire life I imagine. She is strong, wise, beautiful, and above all, always seems to joyful. She even fought Stage 4 brain cancer and won. In her … Continue reading Wildflowers Can Create Ripples
I saw this sign in Barnes and Noble yesterday and I loved it. The thing is, leadership IS a big deal. How many "greats" can be pointed back to someone that led them? Whether you become President of the US or president of the local PTA, leadership has this ripple effect. What type of leader you … Continue reading Leadership Is A Big Deal