Three Essential Steps to a Positive Corporate Culture

Building a successful business requires serious focus on four fundamental components.  Those include the three elements of infrastructure:  Systems, people and money, and the...

What Happens When You Don’t Listen?

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success. —James Cash Penney We hear leadership experts incessantly...

Leadership Lessons from My Cats – Volume 2

More and more I realize that leadership lessons can be found anywhere, if you look with an open mind. We tend to make leadership...

Transforming Adversity into Opportunity

When was the last time you struggled to move past adversity or a challenge in your life? In this personal and inspirational talk, Heather...

Hold That Thought – Pause Before You Hit Send

According to a study by McKinsey & Company, people spend 28 percent of their working week reading and replying to emails. However, despite the...

Stop Wasting Money on Leader Training

I was reading a recent article from Gallup titled “Why Manager Development Programs Aren’t Working”. What struck me wasn’t the results of their research,...

Curiosity is an Irritating, Underestimated Driving Force

We will measure curiosity in the future just as we measure the ability to innovate. In our organizations today, we use the word innovation...

Measuring Teamwork

Research and experience tell us that collaboration is critical to organizational success. In fact, 86% of executives cite poor collaboration as the main reason...

Leadership Lessons from My Cats – Volume 1

More and more I realize that leadership lessons can be found anywhere, if you look with an open mind. We tend to make leadership...

Sabotaging Jerks Masquerading As Leaders

I had a testy discussion with a person about “brilliant jerks” being cut from the herd by human resources. One can imagine my reply....
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