Perspective

As a youngster, I always thought Rose Colan, my beloved mother, originated the phrase, “This too shall pass.” She used it frequently to help me keep perspective during challenging times. Since then, I have learned that this saying appears in the works of Persian poets and in Jewish folklore from King Solomon ... quite a…

Serving is Leading

"If you're too big to serve, you're too small to lead."- Rich Wilkerson Jr. Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees is the best selling book that reveals a servant leadership model that has been translated into 9 languages and applied worldwide. Learn more about this approach to engaging the hearts and minds…

Builder or Wrecker?

Healthy leaders are great builders. This poem by Charles Franklin Benvegar offers a powerful perspective... I watched them tear a building down, A gang of folks in a busy town. With a Ho-Heave-Ho and a lusty yell, They swung a beam and a side wall fell. I asked the foreman, "Are these people skilled? The kind…

4 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Jesus

Putting religious and spiritual beliefs aside, no one in history has been discussed more, worshipped more, had more songs and books written about and inspired more artwork than Jesus. As we look at the shifts in worker focus and the requirements of today's leaders. we thought it would be appropriate to share four timeless yet…

Positive Coaching Quotes

Enjoy this short, upbeat video of key quotes from our latest release, The Power of Positive Coaching.  “Lee and Julie deliver powerful lessons with simple, concise language. As inspirational as it is practical. A vital tool for leaders at any career stage. An extraordinary book!” Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, The Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the…

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here are 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions. A boss talks more than listens; a leader…

Top 5 Back-to-School Tips

Here are 5 back-to-school tips from three "parenting experts" who are siblings.  They wrote these tips that are excerpted from Please Listen Up, Parents when they were 21, 18 and 15 years-old. If we really don't want the latest lunchbox, let it go – we are trying to be cool. Get us into a routine before…

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.…

A Moment to Invest

In 7 Moments… that Define Excellent Leaders some of my favorite stories appear under a moment to invest.  Here is one of them… In the late 1890s, two young men were working their way through Stanford University when, during the semester, their funds got desperately low, and they came up with the idea of engaging Ignacy Paderewski,…

Top 10 Employee Selection Mistakes… and Solutions

Selecting the right people is a critical leadership lever that drives growth. Employee selection is the ultimate pay-me-now or pay-me-later leadership proposition. Do it effectively now and reap the benefits of a high-performing team later. Do it fast and cheap now, and pay the price later of increased turnover, underperforming teams, a diluted culture and…