Leadership Thought of the week

 

April 3, 2017

There is so much focus on keeping employees engaged in the workplace. While I agree, this is an important issue, I think that if an organization or team has engaged leaders, they themselves will become or remain engaged.  Employees want to follow engaged leaders. When...

March 28, 2017

I just came back from an amazing week with my colleagues and mentors from the John Maxwell Team. This week is filled with inspiring stories, wonderful people, and a wealth of insight. One of the sessions I attended was focused on personal growth. The underlying message...

March 13, 2017

John Maxwell states, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” So many people look at leadership as a title and not as influence. If you are a person who influences people, you are a leader. When I was deep in thought about this simple explanation of leade...

March 7, 2017

“Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.” – Bobby Darnell

People become negative for so many different reasons. Some are not happy with their personal or professional lives, some may be insecure and some may get that magnetic...

February 28, 2017

     Integrity is the foundation of a person. Without integrity, there is no trust. Without integrity, there is no respect. Without trust and respect, there are no relationships. From a social perspective, one without integrity may find themselves surrounded by people...

February 20, 2017

I am writing this week’s post as a means of reflection. It’s something I think about quite often, but for other reasons. I lost a great friend to cancer this weekend and after reading all the sentiments on Facebook, I realize that she left a legacy not only for her fam...

February 7, 2017

Over 111 million people watched the Superbowl last night. Many are happy at the way the New England Patriots rallied and with the history that was made.  Others are disappointed that the Atlanta Falcons didn’t shock the world. Others are hateful and continue to bring u...

January 31, 2017

In corporate America, it is amazing to see how jealous leaders are of each other. Instead of encouraging each other and being proud of people when they move up the ranks, there is usually a rampant wave of jealously, animosity and sometimes even revenge. Maybe you were...

January 25, 2017

I wish I could send a handwritten thank you note to every single person in my life who has doubted me. For example, the person who said I was going to end up being a kid who went to jail, or the person who in my first job as an EMT told me that I wouldn’t make it becau...

January 17, 2017

Determination comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s from within, sometimes it’s from an experience that left us feeling defeated or sometimes it comes from encouragement.

I usually write about leadership in the corporate world sense, but this week I am going to approach i...

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