Are you mature enough to explain to the next generation how it’s possible to disagree without being disagreeable? It’s called a political SPECTRUM for a reason. We don’t have to make enemies out of those who think differently.
Now that we’ve taken a look back at the past year, let’s get moving into the new one! What’s that you say? It’s already more than a whole week into the new year? I’m too late to put this message out there? I don’t think so! As I wrote back in February of 2018, It’s… Continue reading Get Going in 2021
One of the best ways that I have found for reflecting on the past year is to review the photos on my phone. It’s amazing the things that you forget happened in the span of a year. One year is actually a really long time, and while some parts fly by and others drag on… Continue reading Reflections on 2020
Reflection is a key part of growth, but it does not have to be a monumental effort. You can do this. Read on for how to keep it simple!
It is a rude awakening that one gets when you first “hang out your shingle” and discover that, actually, there are not hundreds of people just waiting for you to go into business so they can give you their money. And then you start looking for answers and advice. Now what? Advertise? Network? How strong… Continue reading The First Step Toward Winning is Getting Started
Networking is a misnomer. It leads people to think that all you do is go out somewhere, make contact with other people, and then transactions will start to flow, and you’ll be in business!
That’s not how it works. THIS is how networks REALLY work!
Whether you’re new to the world of leadership development and personal growth, or a longtime learner, allow me to tell you about a couple of my favorite authors on the topic…
I went on an Audible binge recently. I signed up for Audible at the beginning of the year and powered through a couple of books, but then let my account sit for a while as I focused my time elsewhere (more on that in a future post). So, as my account sat idle, I was… Continue reading Binge Book Listening
Not all leaders are in leadership positions; and not all leadership positions are filled by good leaders. We all wish the second part of that were not true, but the Pointy-Haired Boss in Dilbert comics makes us laugh not because he is so ridiculous that nobody can relate, but rather because we have either worked… Continue reading Leader != Leadership Position
What is the best way to kill the rumor mill? Over-Communicate! Don’t confuse that with “talk too much”. I’m saying to communicate with your team more than you think you need to. Remember, as a manager or other leader, you are in a privileged position to know things that your employees or teammates do not… Continue reading OVER-Communicate, Please
I have a confession. I am an avid fan of reading books about Leadership principles. I think that many Leadership principles can be applied not just in managing employees or running a business, but in many other facets of life including raising children and making plans for your own life. BUT, I am not a… Continue reading Credit Where Credit is Due
For my first book of 2017, and my test-run of using Audible to listen to books in the car while I commute to my office, I chose Scott Adams’ How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. This turned out to be a great idea as the book is written in a simple… Continue reading Book Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big