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Leadership Competencies: April

I believe in Leadership Development and I have dedicated my career to learning about leadership and helping others become great leaders. I developed a leadership competency model many moons ago and have found and kept a library of competencies accordingly. In March 2018, I decided to start sharing my library online. The same narrative is… Read more »

Leadership Competencies: March

I believe in Leadership Development and I have dedicated my career to learning about leadership and helping others become great leaders. I developed a leadership competency model many moons ago and have found and kept a library of competencies accordingly. In March of 2018, I decided to start sharing my library online. The same narrative… Read more »


Back Off – It’s Mine!

“I hope you don’t often feel the breeze of an opportunity passing you by.” Carol Strider (aka Heather’s mom) I was traveling a while ago and overheard someone say, “you did not lose the opportunity; someone simply wanted it more.” I contemplated that statement for days. I didn’t lose an opportunity; instead, it was taken… Read more »

Vision, Mission and Values – Your Road Map to Success

I have the pleasure of facilitating strategic planning sessions, process improvement events, team building activities, etc. I always start with the vision, mission and values of the organization. Why? Because if the discussion isn’t aligned, if the goals aren’t aligned, if the changes aren’t aligned, if the commitments aren’t aligned, etc., the time, as I see it,… Read more »

Excessive Baggage

“We cannot hold on to things and enter.”  Mark Nepo Baggage – it comes in many forms.  Regret Anger and Resentment Need for Perfection Lack of Forgiveness As a leader, I believe we need to set a good example for our staff, for our peers, or for our boss. Indeed, everyone is watching a leader… Read more »


Onboarding – Tips to Compliment Your Brand

It’s summertime and for many organizations, this means a slight increase in the workforce. I had the pleasure of running into a client this weekend and learned her business has grown about 15% this year and will probably increase by another 10-15% this month. After exchanging the basics about her business’ growth, the conversation turned to Onboarding. When… Read more »

Developing Courage

Courage It has been defined as strength in the face of pain, grief or fear. There is no doubt that great leaders are courageous leaders. They inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies for success. They take risks, they make decisions with the potential for revolutionary change, and they boldly stand up for what is right and just.… Read more »

But I deserve it! Six Ways to Prevent Entitlement in the Workplace

Entitlement – it rears its ugly head from time to time at work. The term “entitlement” refers to the belief that we deserve some particular reward or benefit. Not because we met or exceeded a goal, not because we have expended exceptional effort, but because we believe someone “owes” us something simply because we exist. I… Read more »


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