Vendors: It’s Never About You

Today, I write angry. And sometimes, writing angry is good (in moderation) for the soul. I am tired of all…

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My Daily Retrospective

At the end of your day, what’s flowing through your mind? Are you reflecting on all the wonderful things you’ve…

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Leadership: Don’t Settle for Average

Think back to when you’ve done the best work of your career. You were collaborating, leading, driving together to achieve…

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The Journey of a Team

Apprehension. Confusion. Doubt. A glimmer of hope. Progress. Encouragement. A setback. Learning. Lessons. Unity. Transformation. One. Team. Clarity. Growth. A…

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How to Get Ahead with a Little Encouragement

As the college-age swimmers pushed and glided effortlessly across the pool, the crowd watched in awe at the incredible athletic…

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When your team grows, check your attitude.

‘Bill’, a marketer, is a good team player for his organization. He seeks training when it’s available and always extends…

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Create your MJ Moment

When Michael Jordan was in his prime, it was magical to watch him dominate a game. Defenders would try and…

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5 ways to stay engaged at work

The alarm clock beeps and it’s time for another day at work. Stumbling out of bed, you shake sleep from…

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When the audience wants to text, how do you get them to listen?

As the communicator connected with the audience, every single person in the audience perched on the edge of her seat.…

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How NOT to introduce someone to your team

A manager hires a new worker and can’t wait to get her started. He gets her settled in her new…

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Want to be a leader? Hold onto your self-esteem

Read on: Guest post from Edward Caulfield from Serious About Service. Thank you Edward for your contribution. If you were…

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Team meetings: Despite the pushback, keep having them

In a global world, you’ll typically work with professionals that are time zones apart. You’ll sip your morning coffee and…

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Why one business scored while the other fumbled?

You take a few deep, cleansing breaths on the tee box. This drive will be a test. After checking stance,…

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What we learned from the World Cup

Did you watch the World Cup? It’s an amazing spectacle unlike any other sporting event. ‘National’ teams qualify and train…

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Use Metaphors to Make it Stick

We all know that we live in a constantly-changing workplace.Your job description may vary from week-to-week and from quarter-to-quarter.You may…

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Becoming a better person (or leader) is a process not an event.

Final step: Becoming a better person (or leader) is a process not an event. We’ve all been there. It is…

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Masters Winner Teaches Us Valuable Lessons

I know. Golf on TV is stale, boring, and at times frighteningly dull. For moments on Sunday, however, the game…

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Are you moving your target audience?

I recently read a great p0st from Doug Stevenson:http://www.dougstevenson.com/2007/07/02/what-exactly-is-motivational-speaking-part-one/ Doug’s newsletter, blog, and Web site and great resources for anyone…

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Golf and Leadership

The sun had just risen. The deer pranced across the dewy grass. A few lonely ducks squawked on a nearby…

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Toastmasters: Learn how to speak in front of an audience

The boss asks you to give status about a certain project that you’re working on for your job. You weren’t…

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