Creativity & Innovation: Engaging Your Whole Mind

Creativity & Innovation: Engaging Your Whole Mind

“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying a child when you grow up.” – Picasso Many of us believe that gifts of creativity belong to artists, musicians, and writers, and the rest of us are unoriginal and unimaginative. This is a myth! Creativity holds...
Empathy: Seeing through the Lens of Others

Empathy: Seeing through the Lens of Others

Empathy – the ability to identify with and care about others by seeing and understanding the world through their eyes. Serving the customer is the sole reason a business exists. The success equation is pretty simple: No customers, no business. On the other hand,...
Healthy Conflict: A Backbone without Pride

Healthy Conflict: A Backbone without Pride

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela A growing organization that was thought to be revolutionary in its field of research had a thorn in its side. The VP of R&D and the VP of operations could not even look one another in the eye. Each...
Problem Solving: Bridging Minds

Problem Solving: Bridging Minds

“Some of the greatest advances happen when people are bold enough to speak their truth and listen to others speak theirs.”  – Ken Blanchard “Disruptive, controversial, futuristic, and unique,”[i] are the words writer Ken Carlton uses to characterize the extraordinary...
Success Depends on You!

Success Depends on You!

It is clear that in today’s fast paced and economically challenged environment; the competency of personal accountability is certainly one of the top attributes a successful leader must bring to the workplace.  Those who are personally accountable experience a much...
Muscles of Gratitude

Muscles of Gratitude

Navigating life successfully requires facing difficulty with authenticity. We often grow the most during times of trial and tribulation. Hardship builds muscles of compassion, empathy, intentionality, persistence, will, endurance and faith. These strengths enable us...
Servant Leadership: Leading from Behind

Servant Leadership: Leading from Behind

“If serving is below you leadership is beyond you.”  – Anonymous There are two kinds of leadership: power and service-oriented. Lead by authority, or lead by example. The world has seen leadership by authority for centuries. We now know that leadership by...
Leave a Mark

Leave a Mark

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” ― Abraham Lincoln I just don’t get him… Why do they always…? Why doesn’t she ever…? Have you ever finished one of these sentences in reference to a coworker? It’s ironic that we often say or think these...
Flexing with Change: Bend it like Marlin

Flexing with Change: Bend it like Marlin

Over a hundred years ago, the Marlin Company began its legacy of distributing posters to executive leaders to assist them in communicating in powerful and effective ways about workplace issues within their organizations. However, as the marketplace began transforming...
Just Keep Learning, Just Keep Learning

Just Keep Learning, Just Keep Learning

“There’s a myth that learning is for young people. But as the proverb says, ‘It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.’ The middle years are great, great learning years. Even the years past the middle years. I took on a new job after my 77th...