4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

“Swéete April Showers, Doo spring Maie flowers” This instructional prose, captured within poet Thomas Tusser’s Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, has seen its share of changes over time. More commonly known in the limerick form ‘April showers bring May flowers’, the sentiment offered 16th century farmers practical insight into the natural benefit of change: … Continue reading 4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

An Unspoken Promise: How Service Defines The True Colour Of Your Brand

The moment Sir Isaac Newton deflected sunlight through a prism, humans became fascinated by the optics of color. Gaining notoriety as a subjective experience, the psychological effects of color have guided the evolution of brand and marketing science for generations. Efforts to kindle interest mimic nature’s laws of attraction, using color to stimulate a sense … Continue reading An Unspoken Promise: How Service Defines The True Colour Of Your Brand

Action Items Transform Your Personal Development From “What If?” to “What Is!”

Dreams are the perfect platform from which to launch your personal journey toward a better tomorrow. Their hope and optimism fuel an inherent desire to perform, powerful enough to lift and shift self-confidence, guiding alignment of authentic intentions with Personal Goals and Objectives. But goals without action remain dreams. Step 4 within our Personal Development … Continue reading Action Items Transform Your Personal Development From “What If?” to “What Is!”

Business or Personal? Your Answer Defines Effort You Invest In Personal Growth

Even the most foolproof recipes benefit from having the right ingredients, in the proper ratio, sourced and harvested within a sustainable environment. The same patience and thoughtful consideration will influence our search for meaningful personal development activities. One of the more challenging aspects of structuring an impactful Personal Development Plan (PDP) is the creation of Personal … Continue reading Business or Personal? Your Answer Defines Effort You Invest In Personal Growth

3 Phases of Next Assignment Readiness Add Clarity To Personal Growth

Dreams, ambition, desires, aspirations . . . all define your destiny, a vision of somewhere you want to be. As any Navigator worth their weight in sea salt knows, confirming your current position is paramount to setting a course and direction for your ultimate destination. Next Assignment Readiness is a naturally occurring perspective within Personal Development … Continue reading 3 Phases of Next Assignment Readiness Add Clarity To Personal Growth

Sing For The Day! Captures Common Thread Among Generations

I never shy from my love for music, especially when original songs are reimagined and expressed through the eyes of another artist, perhaps one from a different generation or genre. Such was the case when Tommy Shaw, frontman and guitarist for the rock band Styx, performed with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra at Sing for … Continue reading Sing For The Day! Captures Common Thread Among Generations

3 Steps To Simplify Your Personal Growth And Development

Remember back when you were a child . . .                                    You would spend all day playing, doing things that you loved to do. Imagination took you to places your dreams said you should go.               Creativity was limitless, as you saw yourself being who you wanted to be, not what someone told you to become. You … Continue reading 3 Steps To Simplify Your Personal Growth And Development

Achieving “Buy In” Leads To Believing Anything Is Possible

We began the New Year searching for the “In” Crowd, talent possessing three critical “Ins”:  Innate ability and Inherent desire, capable of delivering Intangibles that produce amazing results. Assembling talent positions you at the base of the mountain. Reaching the summit requires a leader to strive for the 4th “In”: Buy In. Buy In is … Continue reading Achieving “Buy In” Leads To Believing Anything Is Possible

A Relevant Question: What’s In It For Me?

Mere utterance of the following five words, whether whispered or shouted, can force even the most compassionate person into a state of wonder and confusion: What's in it for me? How someone could be so self-centered as to imagine the world actually revolves around them? Amazing.   Viewed from a simplified perspective, we recognize the … Continue reading A Relevant Question: What’s In It For Me?

“You Can’t Handle the Moment of Truth” (aka Do You Work Here?)

Forgive my rather obvious play on words. Blame it on a moment of introspection. Being the son of a career Marine, I spent my formative years in the company of my Dad’s peers, some of whom bore an outward resemblance to Jack Nicholson's character from the film "A Few Good Men". Most of the group … Continue reading “You Can’t Handle the Moment of Truth” (aka Do You Work Here?)