Jan 16 2018

Where do you go to get quality work done? If you’re like the people Jason Fried interviewed for his book “Rework” your answer might be a coffee shop or a special room in the house, or while traveling on a train or a plane. You wouldn’t mention the workplace being a good place to get […]

Jan 11 2018

The holidays are over and we’re tempted to do what we do every January: Make resolutions for the New Year.  But let’s face it: How many of you acted on the resolutions you made last year? For many, great plans start with a bang but end with a fizzle. Why is this? Why do well […]

Jan 10 2018

John Rampton – Success.com  December 31, 2015 Leaders have a lot to do, so sometimes they forget things—important, big-picture things. Leaders might seem superhuman at times. They aren’t. They’re mortals, just like anyone else. And with a lot on their plates, caught up in the details of their role, they can forget to do things—big-picture […]

Jan 09 2018

When processing dozens, if not hundreds, of resumes, decision makers at the corporate level look for a personal brand that sets the candidate above all the competition.   This goes beyond any checklist of credentials or skills. Others may have exactly the same list. Instead, we’re talking about the personal characteristics you will bring to the […]

Jan 04 2018

When we insult each other we damage relationships and that is why direct verbal insults aren’t socially acceptable. But some individuals use body language to hurt others either intentionally or unintentionally. Dismissive gestures vary from culture to culture and they can be used in a variety of ways to: •    minimize or ignore the other […]

Jan 03 2018

To be successful in business, it is critical to build and maintain relationships. Not just with customers, but also with vendors, employees and competitors. You need to have long-term customers and good vendor relationships especially during challenging times or tight deadlines. Good relationships with other business owners allow you to share your struggles, resources and […]

Jan 02 2018

Business keeps score with hard facts because its survival is hard cash.  Decisions, feedback, brainstorming, employee development operate under this paradigm of “facts are King”.  Meanwhile, businesses are stepping up to the idea of being agents of social change.  Because we spend most of our time at work, we are ever-increasingly aware of the effects […]

Dec 19 2017

Balancing work and home life is a challenge for many. As actors in our own lives, we hold many leading roles (parent, spouse, caregiver, friend, employee, etc.) which are often competing for time and attention.  Attending to all these roles and responsibilities is quite a juggling act which from time to time can be overwhelming. […]

Dec 14 2017

Are you intimidated by leaders? Are you intimidated to be leader? Do you think that you lack the worth to deserve the title? Where does that attitude come from? Maybe you lack experience and therefore assume that if you haven’t done it before then you can’t do it. Everything you do adds to your experience.  […]