December, with the close of another year, is a time of reflection: What have I accomplished? What have I failed to get done? What do I want to finish in the coming year? In a reflective mood, thoughts often zero in on relationships that need repair or developed in order to move forward with creative […]
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Leaders who want to succeed must embark on a self-development plan. Without it, they will, at some level, join the ranks of those who choose to fail or languish in mediocrity. Those who struggle often have one thing in common. Examples abound. Judy, a woman who always said that she wanted to move up in […]
On Saturday I was guest speaker at an event put on by a local PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) organization that raises money for women’s higher education. The event was titled Hogs and Kisses as they’d asked me to speak on the topic of my book, You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing.
As a leader, one of your responsibilities is to discover what your employees are passionate about and then look for ways to feed that passion, a key to getting and keeping them motivated and committed to you and your organization. Are you doing that?
Whenever you open your mouth to speak, you set your tongue on fire with the power to build or destroy. The heat that ignites what you put on your lips comes from what you hold in your heart, and what you hold in your heart will either create or limit what’s possible. The words you […]
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you know that JetBlue airlines left passengers stranded in a plane on the runway for seven hours without food, water, or working restrooms. Passengers were livid and even the pilot seemed ready to mutiny. This incident reminded me of a situation I experienced and wrote about in my […]
I thank God every day that one of my greatest role models, my father, was decisive. Once he made up his mind, he moved forward with the determination required to succeed, regardless of the obstacles. He was undaunted. When he met with a temporary setback, he always found another solution. He never lost sight of […]