Is being unhappy really a bad thing?

On September 18, 2018 in Reflection

Seriously, what are we saying when we tell someone to be happy? I realized by telling my daughters to just “be happy” I was giving them bad advice. In fact, expressing your unhappiness at times can help you learn and grow. Read on to see what I mean.


4 must-have traits for leaders you want to follow

On September 12, 2018 in Talent Management

I recently read that 77% of leaders believe they do a good job of engaging their people and fostering productivity; however, 82% of employees disagree. But that’s not the worse part—35% would gladly forgo a pay raise to see their boss fired! So how can you be a great leader today? What traits must you have to inspire and motivate others?


What Have You Learned?

On September 5, 2018 in Reflection

I took my son back to college last week. Before he left, we had a good talk and I learned that I should focus on listening, learning and reflecting. I was reminded that both parents and leaders need to spend time on teaching how to think not what to think.


The Fifth P

On August 14, 2018 in Executive Presence

Matt Keeley, Director of Logistics at CSI Financial Group, is our guest blogger this week. He suggests adding a fifth P for People to the four Ps of marketing. With the fast-paced nature of our society, it’s the simple things that get overlooked or forgotten. It’s time to get back to the basics and focus on the people we interact with each day.


Is your daily grind draining you?

On July 10, 2018 in Reflection

Self-reflection can be rewarding and educational. Recently, I’ve been paying more attention to learn what motivates me and what drains me. How about you? Read on to see what I’ve discovered over the past few months.


The idea generation arms race

On July 3, 2018 in Innovation

This week I asked my colleague, Russ Kliman, to talk to us about Design Thinking. No matter what business you’re in, we can all benefit from thinking like a designer. Read what this process is about. Learn how it will help you engage clients, frame opportunities or challenges, generate ideas and put them into action.