What do you mean “Add Value?” Either you’re valuable or you’re not.

The question of value comes up often in business and I believe it creates much confusion because it is usually put in terms of the phrase "value add." What exactly does "value add" mean?  Typically the answer to that makes reference, in one way or another, to doing something extra, and while I would never say that’s … Continue reading What do you mean “Add Value?” Either you’re valuable or you’re not.

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Victory at Trafalgar, a Lesson for Today

Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the triumph of Admiral Viscount Lord Horatio Nelson, is the culmination of a leadership style that we can all take as a lesson today. In a time where leadership was largely of the command and demand variety, Nelson spent his time developing the ship’s captains under his command to … Continue reading Victory at Trafalgar, a Lesson for Today

Belonging, an Important Consideration for Leaders

Belonging is a basic human need, it’s necessary for safety; a unified ‘tribe’ can demonstrate strength and defend against threats better than individuals. Effective leaders understand this need and do things that make people feel included. For example, parents make sure their children feel like important members of the family and, by doing so, create … Continue reading Belonging, an Important Consideration for Leaders

One Simple Way to Make Your Workplace a Better Place

Wondering how to make your workplace better? This is it and it’s ridiculously uncomplicated. Find some way to make someone else’s day. It can be as simple as noticing what your co-workers like to eat for snacks or drinks and buying one for him/her. Or maybe you could notice what coffee drink is a particular … Continue reading One Simple Way to Make Your Workplace a Better Place