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…

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…

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…

Multiply Your Power of One

Multiply Your Power of One

In Orchestrating Attitude, I discuss that all changes, whether it’s a change you initiate at work or a worldwide initiative to end poverty, start with one – one person, one thought, one word, one action.  Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number.  It’s the most important number!  …

3 Words to Change the World

I love you

Although it’s an ambitious goal to change the world, we often underestimate our singular power to change the world of those around us. We don’t have to be a billionaire giving away cars or houses to positively change someone’s world. We each have that same power. We don’t even have to do anything!  We only have…

Self-leadership

Leadership is an inside job.  It starts with self. Self-leadership is the awareness and intentional use of your thoughts, words and actions to be your best and get the best others.  You must be your best before you can get the best from your team. As a simple formula it looks like:  Think + Say…

Who am I?

This poem titled “Who am I?,” by an unknown author, serves as a poignant reminder as we make resolutions.  I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do you…