How to Select & Train The “Best” to Be Effective Leaders

How many of you have experienced “bad leaders and managers”?  Probably a large number of you.  The possible reason for this is due to employers using a bad premise or incorrect criteria of a good leader, or possibly not giving this enough thought.  Some employers may even choose people who they believe have similar values … Read more

Use Wisdom to Navigate Changes In Life

How many leaders do you know who seem to be competent and successful at “navigating and maneuvering change”?  There are many types of changes, and if not experienced or having a good handle of managing change, a leader could cause more chaos than positive results. Any change has multiple factors and unexpected challenges.  With that … Read more

Insight of Transition Decisions

Companies and businesses have opportunities at times of choosing to participate in a transition, depending on their own status and what other organizations are experiencing.  Some circumstances are influenced by their region’s economic status.  The major factor could include what is happening to the company’s clients.  If a large client has the majority of its … Read more

WHO MAKES A QUALIFIED LEADER & DO THEY WANT TO BE ONE?

Being a leader may not be what you expect.  A Leader is not to be someone who is “all powerful” or one to “dictate everyone else’s life”.  A Leader should be one who is honest, responsible, respectful of others, intelligent, full of integrity, straight-forward, accountable and one who takes the role seriously.  At times a … Read more

HOW WOULD EMPLOYEES IMPROVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS?

When asking employees what they would like altered about company performance evaluations in order to be more beneficial, productive, and valued, these are some you have probably heard, but let’s review and clarify for a better understanding. First, have these “performance evaluations” offered at least 2 or 3 times a year.  So much can happen … Read more

USE WISDOM TO HEAD OFF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

  How well do you understand the issue of Workplace Violence?  It isn’t like waking up on the wrong side of the bed one day.  Some people can be overly sensitive about their close relationships.  Or it could be that a person can be highly sensitive about his/her hair, nose, accent, etc. and become exceedingly … Read more

Where Does Mental Health Rank on Employers’ Priority List

In case you hadn’t noticed, there has been a substantial increase in “workplace violence”.  In fact, these have occurred in a wide variety of industries and levels of employment.  The impact of hand guns is not necessarily the basis for this increase. Whether in schools, manufacturing firms, theaters, malls, etc., the increase in anger and violence … Read more

How Do You Feel About Yourself When You Look In The Mirror

We each have hopes, dreams, and goals for ourselves, but the fact is we have little control over much of our lives. Since the majority of people have to work for a living, one very big and important factor or influence in our lives is our “employer”. When an employer or business owner closes their … Read more

WHAT AREA OF BUSINESS CAN TRIGGER THE BIGGEST BOOST OR COST TO THE BOTTOM LINE?

All businesses have at least 2 or 3 aspects of their businesses, which can either increase or decrease the Bottom Line.  Often there is one or two factors within those aspects that are at the root of the problem. One aspect is likely to be “Leadership”.  If a leader has not be given realistic or … Read more

How Can Businesses Respond to Negative Events

If you haven’t noticed, there have been a number of businesses who are reducing workforces, or merging, or making acquisitions, or just closing?  Though this is nothing new, we can’t just scratch our heads and ignore them either?  Of course, with all the politics in the air, you can’t help but wonder what is having … Read more