“What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?” It’s a popular topic among speakers and writers, waxing on about wisdom they would pass along to a less experienced version of themselves, somehow hoping to maximize the value of lessons learned or capitalize on missed opportunities over time. Forget that. Given the chance to visit with … Continue reading A Chance For A New ’22
It’s amazing how much time we spend on the outside looking in. What if we flipped the lens? Think about it . . . even the most well-intentioned personal development efforts measure where you’ll be against where you’ve been, aligning strategic actions to promote smooth and uninterrupted progress along a predetermined path. External controls internal, … Continue reading Everything You Need, You Are Today
There he was, hovering in the background. His presence was undeniable: indirect stare accompanied by a slight tilt of the head, positioned to listen in on our conversation with seemingly bionic-grade hearing. “Supervisor” on his badge defined his position. What happened next confirmed his intention. A front-line associate had just apologized for a previous service … Continue reading How To Avoid Becoming A Helicopter Leader
Turnover Tsunami. While catchy and fun to say, the thought of experiencing a massive wave of turnover once society reaches some semblance of normal is causing toxic levels of anxiety in leaders across industries. As it should. If the predicted Turnover Tsunami makes landfall, the talent landscape in 2022 and 2023 could prove more chaotic … Continue reading How To Survive The Turnover Tsunami Through A Learning Leader Mindset
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 How The Right Action Items Transform Your Personal Development
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
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?
“We’re in the development business. Our goal is to develop people where we need them to be, which is, we hope, where they want to be” Somewhere between Tall Tim and Chef Scott Over time, people have heard me speak to or have read this quote and asked, “What does ‘somewhere between’ mean?” It’s a … Continue reading Our Most Important Objective: Developing Others