The Tale of Two Kings

It is so easy to get caught up in the B.S. of day to day life. It comes in the form of shares and likes on social media, office politics, and those little justified judgments of others we make. It’s fears and insecurities portrayed as being confident and in charge. We don’t have all the…

The Speed of Growth as a Leader

Successful leaders know something about growth that most don’t. They do things differently. This is both obvious and illusive. Years ago John C. Maxwell, took an entire year studying successful people and what they had in common. There were four things that those who are successful do differently.  The 4 Things that Separate Success from the Pack…

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

This week’s book of the week is Leadershift by John C. Maxwell. Leadershift is about the 11 essential changes every leader must embrace. “What is a leadershift? It is an ability and willingness to make a leadership change that will positively enhance organizational and personal growth.”¹ In John’s book Leadershift, he talks about 11 major shifts…

5 Types of Workplace Appreciation

This past week we’ve talked about why people leave their jobs and the importance of appreciation within a team. People usually leave because they don’t feel appreciated. Sometimes it’s because appreciation is not being shown. Sometimes it’s because appreciation is left solely up to the leadership team. Many times it’s because leaders believe that they…

The Importance of Appreciation Within a Team

Recognition. Everyone loves to be recognized. When people leave a workplace their number one reason for leaving as we learned about in yesterday’s article, “Why People Leave Their Jobs”, is appreciation. And there are many reasons why organizations fail to recognize those who work for them. One of the biggest reasons, is putting all the…

Why People Leave Their Jobs (It’s Not What You Think)

Why People Leave Their Jobs Why do most people leave their jobs? If you’ve been asked this question before, then you might have heard a few different answers, such as more money or because of their boss. Both of these answers, even though talked about equally are usually not the case. This week’s book of the…

23 Questions Great Leaders Ask

This past week we’ve been reading Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud. When I came across these list of questions for yourself, your team, your direct reports, the vision and strategy, and for the culture I knew I had to share it. I encourage you to even print it out and post it near…

What’s “Really” in Your Way?

We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. Some are big. Some are small. When you look into that wide-eyed place we call the future, what do you see? On a scale of one to ten how hopeful are you in getting there? One as in your in a deep hole of depression, that doesn’t even…