Leadership Skills: Focus on Results

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. – Jack Canfield I learn something … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Focus on Results

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 30, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 30, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 30, 2015

Leadership Skills: A Discipline of Continual Improvement

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. – James Allen The business buzz words and miracle programs get overused, trite, and annoying, especially when they compromise the quality of the work output that they claim to support. You know the programs. These programs have names like Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, Agile, and others. Some have buzzwords or phrases like Think Outside the Box, At … Continue reading Leadership Skills: A Discipline of Continual Improvement

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 16, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 16, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 16, 2015

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 18, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 18, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 18, 2014

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 11, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 11, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 11, 2014

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 17, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 17, 2014 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 17, 2014

Failure – Giving Value to Sustainability

Here is another repost of one of my high-traffic blog posts. It’s not lack of vision that caused failure – it’s lack of leadership skills! What’s the major reason organizations fail? Usually failure is blamed on finances – lack of capital. I point to another reason. Statistics show that small businesses fail at a rapid rate, and that 90% of those that fail do so … Continue reading Failure – Giving Value to Sustainability

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – November 8, 2013

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending November 8, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – November 8, 2013

Leadership Skills: Silence

Talking, Talking, Talking…That’s Not Leadership!   Saying nothing…sometimes says the most.  – EmilyDickinson Silence is more eloquent than words.  – Thomas Carlyle We sometimes think that because we are the leader, we must make noise, we must talk, we must have answers, and we must continually stimulate the culture. Not true.   My Leadership Principle #4 is Value the Rests: Balance. In music, rests are strategically placed … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Silence

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – October 4, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 4, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – October 4, 2013

Transformational Leadership Traits: Don’t Micromanage

In my current tradition, I am reposting the top blog articles that are my favorites or are the most read. The Transformational Leader Avoids Micromanaging Effective delegation depends on the leader’s ability to fully empower the success of the delegated task by not micromanaging the person or the process delegated. The musical conductor hires the best oboe player for the orchestra. It would be foolish … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Don’t Micromanage

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – September 27, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending September 27, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – September 27, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – September 6, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending September 6, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – September 6, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 30, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 30, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 30, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 31, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 31, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 31, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 10, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 10, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are 5 quotes from blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 10, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 3, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 3, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, here are 5 quotes from blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – May 3, 2013

The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – April 25, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending April 25, 2013 I’m starting a new tradition – it’s the Friday Five, Blogs that Matter. On select Fridays, I will share clips from some of the top blogs I noticed from the week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – April 25, 2013