Leadership Thought of the week

 

December 28, 2016

This week my post is inspired from a Christmas movie my husband and I watched this week. It’s amazing when you watch a movie and try to think of the underlying message and then use the lesson from it to change your life.

Have you ever watched the movie Elf? Will Farrell...

December 20, 2016

One area where I failed as leader early on in my career was that I had extremely high expectations of myself. I put those same expectations on those around me. I often felt like I was being let down because people were not meeting the same expectations. Now, for those...

December 13, 2016

Here are some questions for you to think about (and I would love to see your answers below):

1. As a person, what are you committed to?

2. Who are you committed to?

3. What motivates you to be committed to something?

4. Are you more committed to yourself, to others or to s...

November 29, 2016

Do what is right, even when no one is looking – this is integrity.  Do you cut corners in what you do when there is nobody around?  A person doesn’t show their integrity when others are around, but when their backs are turned. There are some leaders who think that they...

November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I’d figured it would be appropriate to do this week’s post on being thankful.

There are many different schools of thought on employee appreciation. There’s the people who believe that everyone deserves a trophy for showing up, the people who...

November 15, 2016

Time…why do you think that I am writing about time as a leadership topic this week? Time is precious for all of us. No matter what we do, or how efficient we are, we never get more time. As a result of this mere fact, we should strive to make sure that we are spending...

November 8, 2016

Resiliency has been on my mind a lot this week. When we turn on the news, we are flooded with stories of people giving up and people being overcome by adversity.

As a society, we need to become more resilient. As a leader, we need to be resilient. People will fight us,...

October 31, 2016

So many people look to those only with leadership “titles” as leaders. Having a title of manager, director, or vice president doesn’t make you a leader. People that hide behind their titles and must remind people of their titles are not true leaders.

Leaders do not need...

October 24, 2016

Failure; it is one of the best lessons I have had in life, both as a person and as a leader. Failure can cripple a person, if they don't explore the failure, dissect the reason behind it and look for the valuable lesson in it. Near failure is also a great lesson as wel...

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