So anyone can say “No” but can you overcome it? When I say “overcome,” I want you to begin to think about “how you respond,” not necessarily immediately turning No into a yes. No is similar to adversity. We are all faced with it from time to time in our lives and it is one … More The Power of No!
Today being Mother’s Day, it makes sense to recognize my Mom in my leadership blog. I once saw a quote “Men are what their Mothers made them.” I can say personally, my Mom has played the biggest role in guiding me to be who I am today. Love With Meaning: My Mom has always shown … More Thank You Mom!
I want to discuss a book that has played a heavy role in my development, both personally and professionally. “Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute In this read, the book dives deep into the different situational approaches and perceptions per all decisions. This book continuously challenges you to look … More Not Your Father’s Book Report
As leaders, it is important we continuously use the impact of a mirror strategy in our everyday business. Doing so will deepen relationships, lessen turnover and generate a higher level of productivity in the workplace. The impact of a mirror strategy consists of 3 primary topics: Placing Blame Who do you look at first when … More Impact of a Mirror
This Wednesday serves as a reminder to have fun with your team! Throwback to when we had team members voluntarily drive 2+ hours to be a part of the Harlem Shake video! Happy Hump Day!
Millennials are not only becoming the majority in the workplace, we are innovating the work environment. How to engage and retain millennials: Work-Life Balance/Integration Work-life balance/integration does not mean less work and more life. Work-life balance/integration focuses on work flexibility and life passions: Work Flexibility: Technology is so relevant in our world today, we are connected … More Engaging & Retaining Millennials
I get it, not everyone comes to meetings wanting to participate. Not everyone comes to work wanting to work together. There are two primary obstacles we must overcome to generate a higher level of team participation: Energy: In most meetings, we spend a lot of time sitting. Sitting causes our fluids to slow down. When our … More Team Participation, Who’s In?
Are you really a Goal Digger? Don’t just talk about it, be about it! Let’s dive into S.M.A.R.T. goals as well as healthy tips to achieving Goal Digger status! S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound Specific: In order to make a goal specific, self-reflection is required. With the self-reflection, you have to be honest and … More Goal Digger
Creating a team environment can be very challenging. Below, I will share best practices in creating the foundation of a “team,” these will include the five-five rule as well as, digging deeper into what “family feel” means. Tell Me About Your Team; Five-Five Rule Five-Five Rule: “Can you tell me five things about each person … More Foundation to Creating a “Team”
Why blog? I have had the ability to work for a diverse group of leaders, some strong and some…well, not sure why they were in a leadership position. However, I am thankful to have had the ability to learn and grow under each. You will be surprised how much you learn from having/being a poor … More Poor Leadership Can Make You Great!