What Are Your Super Powers?

According to Dictionary.com, a hero is “a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model.” This does not mean, however, that all heroes are viewed as leaders. The added piece to this is that leaders need to take these abilities and motivate … Read more

Do You Show Grit As A Leader?

Skilled leaders need to demonstrate that they can stand up to others and tackle tough problems.  In our fast-moving world, this is not an easy task but it is necessary for a company to survive. Also, it is important because if staff members do not have confidence in their leader, the organization will lack cohesiveness … Read more

The Importance of Failing Forward

Failing forward, or learning from what went wrong, is a critical component of having a successful career and being an effective leader.  Becoming better from your mistakes, rather than spending all your time focusing on covering them up or defending them, is the key here. As a leader, one must strive to develop a growth … Read more

How to Encourage and Empower Your Employees

If a company is to be truly effective, the organizational chart should be upside down with the leader on the bottom.  His or her role should really be to encourage, empower, and energize their team to perform at their best. In addition, they need to provide their staff with the proper resources, training, and coaching. … Read more

Self Awareness is an Essential Element of EQ for Leaders

Before one can become a leader, it is imperative to be aware of one’s own self.  Too many leaders are not aware of how they behave and then are surprised when their interactions and relationships with others are not as fruitful as they can be. In addition, the way these leaders perceive themselves under normal … Read more

Learning From Our Mistakes is Part of the Journey

We live in a world where people who make mistakes are usually frowned upon. However some of the greatest inventions were created because someone did something wrong. Considering computers can pretty much do anything for us, we tend to forget that we are not made of bits and bytes, but we have blood, bones, and … Read more

How to Turn Fear of Failure into Success

Eleanor Roosevelt once said “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Easier said than done many people may think, regardless that it may bring them more money, joy, or peace of mind. … Read more

Bragging vs. Self-Promotion – Effective Leaders Know the Difference

When I was growing up my mother always said to me “don’t brag”. She still to this day feels the same way to the point that she does not even like newsy Christmas letters because she feels the senders are bragging. In her eyes, brag is a bad four letter word. How then in the … Read more

So It Just Didn’t Happen

You may not believe in making New Year’s Resolutions but with all that is going on in the world maybe you thought it would be a good idea to try something different this year, so you set a few goals for yourself. As the month of January is starting to end, you realize that…   … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – Z is for Zip Line

When we reach the end of a journey, some people feel very Zen-like and calm while others are full of excitement.  The latter group is already planning their next big event even before they finish the last few moments of the current one they are experiencing.  I want to suggest that for once try to … Read more