Toxic People are Like Moldy Fruit

Think about this – you have a piece of fruit that has been sitting on your counter for a while.  On the outside, it looks “perfectly fine”. No brown spots or blemishes. You bite into it and you think it is OK but on the second (or third) bite you encounter mold. You immediately get … Read more

Kick Ass, Break Glass

I have seen this expression in a few places, mostly talking about breaking through the glass ceiling.  The issue is that no two people will do it the same way, so it is challenging for leaders to develop their people in order for them to be promoted. In other words, we all have our unique … Read more

I’m Tired of Repeating Myself

I have been thinking lately that more and more people are hard of hearing, maybe due to listening to loud music or noise pollution.  However, I realized that the real issue is that many people just are not listening. In fairness, educators especially in elementary, middle, and high school focus on what used to be … Read more

What is Self-Discipline?

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of self-discipline is the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.  So why this is so difficult? The most common reason is that we tend to run away from the hard, and maybe even uncomfortable, things and focus on … Read more

How Do You Get Over Failure?

I recently read the NY Times best seller, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin.  The key characters in the story are gamers who create video games, but the main focus of the book is on the relationship they have with each other. The important point I got out of this 400-page book was … Read more

The Evolving Authentic Self

I was watching a Netflix series about three women from the South whose friendship started in grade school.  They have always been there for each other during monumental as well as difficult times. At this point though they’re struggling because they have always been supportive of each other but now it’s not working because each … Read more

When Can an Employee Become a Manager?

I am a foodie so I watch a lot of cooking shows.  One show is a competition amongst private chefs and those who either own a restaurant or work at one. Some of the challenges consist of the group being broken into two teams and a team leader is designated. This is extremely difficult for … Read more

Do You Have a Zest for Life?

The best leaders have a zest for life.  It is not just with business, but in all facets of their lives including family, volunteering, friends, hobbies, exercise, spiritual, etc. They appreciate all they have and show that gratitude in numerous ways. They also serve as role models for their employees as well as others including … Read more

How Sustainable is Your Company?

Sustainability is challenging for most businesses because of several factors – competitors, the economy, and changes in the overall market landscape.  A business that has been around for years may now find itself struggling to survive. An interesting article by Mark Perry of The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) analyzes the list of Fortune 500 companies … Read more