Timely Yet Timeless Perspectives

While I was working toward my doctorate at the George Washington University, I also worked at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. It was a wonderful introduction to the world of management consulting. Fast forward. This past weekend I worked with a client at the Aspen Meadows Resort, home of The Aspen Institute. Our meeting was held…

Your Compelling Purpose and Plan

Last week, we highlighted Healthy Leadership which is a force multiplier for the 5 growth factors in the Healthy Growth process. Today, we will highlight the first of the five growth factors:  Compelling Purpose & Plan. To convince others, you must first believe in your organization’s purpose and plan. Winston Churchill said, “Before you can…

3 Small Words to Change Your World

Healthy Leaders intentionally use their words to get the best from themselves and others. They carefully choose words to reframe daily events.  For example, they convert these typical statements into more growth-oriented, empowering ones by using "yet", "get" and "for": I do not know how to market this new product. vs. I do not know how to market…

Healthy Leaders Inspire

This field-tested healthy growth process is aligned with the unique needs of today’s worker and the requirements for today’s leader. It predictably yields healthy growth for you, your employees, and your business. Leadership is a force multiplier when it comes to the healthy growth. The leader sets the vision and expectations for the five growth…

Quotes on Growth

Leaders have acknowledged the importance of growth for years. The current environment has simply underscored its importance. Here are a few perspectives on growth: "Change is inevitable. Growth is optional." - Ron Jensen, entrepreneur "Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it." -…

Healthy Growth – Healthy Payoff

JUST IMAGINE, this is your company… Top performing employees are flourishing. They are using their natural gifts to help the company grow. They are healthy, happy, and innovative. They embrace risk and challenges. They are motivated by the bigger purpose of their work and willingly give their personal time and energy to fulfill that purpose.…

Leading on Purpose

Cheryl Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer for Paylocity and has been a client at two different companies, Fossil and ULTA Beauty. During one of our original discussions years ago, we talked about how creating a compelling purpose can ignite a personal passion to go the extra mile. Cheryl was reflecting on one of her first…

Simple Truths of Growth

This past year certainly forced many of us to grow in ways we would have never imagined and faster than we could have ever imagined. Here are the simple truths of growth: What gets watered grows. Growth is a choice. Growth occurs when you are uncomfortable. When you help others grow, you grow. Growth opportunities are limitless.…

Leading Healthy Growth

Expansive research by Gallup clearly shows that today's worker is more: purpose-drivenconversationalfocused on strengthsdevelopment-oriented. This chart shows the shift in worker focus. These shifts in worker focus have existed since 2016, but the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated them just as any crisis tends to accelerate existing trends.Considering the needs of today’s worker, today’s leader must: 1. Start…