I recently was lucky enough to see Paul McCartney in concert…for the second time…at iconic Lambeau Field. The first time was a bucket list check, but this time… being at a historic venue on a beautiful night with wonderful friends, listening to some of the greatest songs of all time? Double check! So when I saw […]
If you have never heard this story before, I will bet that of the 37 seconds it will take for you to read it, it just might change your way of thinking. Give it a try… Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his […]
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right.” – Henry Ford One of my favorite quotes. That quote, among many other great words of wisdom, was used in an inspiring speech given by Angela Ruggiero, 2015 Hall of Famer and four-time Olympic medalist in women’s hockey, at the Power of the Purse […]
You’ve worked in your organization for a long time and have a lot invested. You love the company’s culture and vision. So, now you hear that a big change is coming. Maybe a merger? Maybe your CEO or owner is retiring? Whatever it is, you have lots of questions. Don’t panic. Here are the top […]
We as leaders have the ability to create opportunities for other leaders, or people we lead, to learn, change, grow…and to be different. We are not responsible for the choices that others make when given those opportunities; we cannot make the choice for them. For accountability to exist, only they have the ability to choose to […]
I never truly considered myself a leader until I had the title of “manager,” and even then it was a difficult pill to swallow. Why? One: because I was so busy with my day-to-day obligations, it didn’t occur to me that I was being looked at as a leader. Two: being a leader is scary. […]
Change…does it make you feel like you’ve jumped out of an airplane without your parachute? Change is constant, inevitable, and usually follows a predictable pattern, especially in the business world. So, we should be used to it, right? Why does that simple word cause panic and anxiety in so many of us?
The value of strategic planning is clear when followed through upon to successful completion. But plans alone do not equal success. At the core of business success is people. “If you ever want a strategic plan that’s going to work, make sure you have somebody handling all of the things that come out of strategic […]
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when a company seeks to make a purchase? ROI. Return on investment as quantified by a multitude of data, sales numbers and tangible results. It’s no surprise in our fast-paced, highly competitive world today that decisions are made almost by way of mathematical equation, computable efforts that […]
Stop and think for a second. Is there a boss, mentor or colleague that has inspired you, someone you’d go above and beyond for? What is it about them?