Great leaders must be forward thinking. In other words, they must have a vision of a future that drives and inspires them enough to want to lead others to it. So, as a leader, what is it you want? What's your vision? What is that future you are passionate for and want others to enjoy/experience? … Continue reading Vision, don’t lead without it.
"You can't get to 'wonderful' without passing through 'all right.'" - Bill Withers Editing and refining work is tough. I mean, you've pored over it and pored over it and you think it's good enough...but you just know good enough isn't good enough. I know perfection isn't possible but when is your work your best … Continue reading Be Good to Be Great.
Do you think of work as something you "have to do" or as something you "want to do"? It's imperative to "want to" if you expect to do your best work, and in order to "want to" you need to be happy. And since happiness starts with you and your frame of mind, here's a … Continue reading Opportunity or drudgery? Your choice.
“If play is in your job title, it’s not a job.” "If it's fun, it's not work." “Of course I hate my job, that’s why they have to pay me.” “What do you mean enjoy my job? It’s a job, you’re not supposed to enjoy it. That's why they call it work." These are the … Continue reading Two keys to leading your workplace out of misery
There is power in celebration. No, I am not talking about throwing a party or holding an awards ceremony, no, I am talking about what Ken Blanchard calls “catching people doing things right.” It seems obvious that this would be a powerful tool. It works on your kids why not in the workplace? But the … Continue reading Is your workplace hell? It doesn’t have to be. Here’s how you can start a transformation.
We are told to care for customers and clients but we're never told to care for each other. We’re told to provide great service for those outside the company but never told to provide great service for each other. But why? Why do we forget about providing for those who surround us every day? It’s … Continue reading Five words that can change your culture, performance, and bottom line
I was doing some errands and had to go to the mall. While I was there, I walked past one of those vendor carts that sits in the pathway area and the young lady manning one of them, Patricia, said good morning to me with a big smile. I said good morning back and continued … Continue reading You may be accomplishing your mission and not even know it.
Happy New Year wishes and greetings for continued success, prosperity, and health. Make 2019 a complete game changer for you, your coworkers, your customers, your friends and family by reviewing your key objectives and then taking some time to set goals and priorities for making a difference. With a little effort now, you can make … Continue reading All the Best for a Game Changing New Year
For me, one of the joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to show appreciation to my friends, family, coworkers, and followers for all of the things they do to make my life fulfilling. It is also a chance to wish everyone the very warmest thoughts, best wishes, and gifts of the season — Peace, Joy, … Continue reading Warmest Wishes and a Challenge for the New Year
During busy times it can be easy to forget the employees that keep things going. Customers are most business owners’ primary concern and losing sight of employees is not unusual when it's really crazy with customers asking questions and looking for answers. However, too much time spent without recognizing and nurturing employees can end poorly. … Continue reading Low morale? How huddles can make a difference.