Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Celebrate Your Success

Keys to Focusing On What’s Good In Your Business  Schedule it!  This may sound strange but I used to actually put a half hour on my calendar each week labeled ‘recognition’. This item would pop up weekly to remind me to take some time and recognize our employees, clients and/or vendors. When prompted each week […]

Keys To Staying Consistent

Get clear about what MATTERS. If everything is important then nothing is important. Take some time to REALLY get clear about the one or two things that matter most to you and/or your business this year. I suggest reading the The 1 Thing – https://www.the1thing.com/. This book helped me over the past month get even more […]

How to Create a Culture Shift in Your Organization

What if we could create a massive movement of people who wanted to champion a shift in workplace culture? What if we stopped putting culture into the hand of HR? What if we all went into work tomorrow with a new mindset and attitude about our role in shifting culture? Would it matter? What it […]

Be a Champion of Brilliance

Brilliance: exceptional talent or intelligence I truly believe every human being on the planet has an area of brilliance – an area of exceptional talent or intelligence. And I believe it’s MY job, my responsibility, to help champion brilliance in myself and others. The reason I believe this so strongly is because I spent much of […]

Fast Track Business Growth

Are you ready to grow your business this year? I am and I ‘d love to hear how you are doing it. Below are some of the tactics I’ve put into practice [or that I’m  in process of making happen] in order to make 2016 my #bestyear ever. Get a coach. I hadn’t had a coach […]

Be a Cheerleader of People

I love my life mission. My life mission is to be a cheerleader of people. And the cool part about this mission is it is one that anyone can practice. Below are some ways you could cheer people on today. How to Be a Cheerleader of People Today: Smile at EVERY ONE you meet. Be […]

Delight Your Clients with Excellent Follow-Through

“As far as customers are concerned you are the company. This is not a burden, but the core of your job. You hold in your hands the power to keep customers coming back – perhaps even to make or break the company.”  Unknown As the owner of a construction company, I often heard negative comments about […]

Change Happens – DEAL WITH IT!

“The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades.” John P. Kotter, Leading Change  I tend to like change for the most part. I actually crave it in certain areas of my life. Yet this month there […]

Downsize [or Rightsize] Your Ego

We just sold our house a few months ago and we’re downsizing. We made a major move a decade ago [we moved from Minnesota to Maine] and downsized quite a bit at that point. Now we’re downsizing even farther both in price and in size. It feels good and it’s weird at the same time. Downsizing […]

Grow Your Leadership Skills [10]

Have excellent on-boarding processes. The on-boarding process starts the minute a new employee walks through the door. Make every attempt to appreciate them, train them and make them feel comfortable during their first few months of employment. Check in regularly, have another employee mentor them and make their office space welcoming. Have the RIGHT people […]