ABC’s of Team Building – F is for Fun and Functionality

When one thinks of team building activities the word “fun” comes to mind.  Some examples are the marshmallow challenge, Two Truths and a Lie, and Trust Fall.  More elaborate activities are half or full day retreats off-site that include water games, building exercises, etc. Regardless of the exercise used, the idea of team building is … Read more

Leadership Blog – U is for Upward

Companies want increased sales and profitability; in essence they want to “move up”.  However, there are times when a leader should deliberately keep the company in a maintenance mode or even retrench.  There may be several reasons to do this but a savvy leader will know that to move a company forward, it may be … Read more

Leadership Blog – Q is for Question

Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. ~Robert Half Even though most business leaders have years of experience and confidence in their knowledge and abilities, knowing that they don’t always have the answers is a critical skill all great leaders must develop.  They not only need to ask the … Read more

X is for Xanadu

Xanadu represents a place of great beauty, luxury and contentment according to Dictionary.com.  How often do we feel that we are in our own Xanadu?  Your work space may not be luxurious but is it a place where you can work at your peak performance?  Is it designed for functionality but not personality?  Does it … Read more

Q is for Quiet

How often do you get the opportunity to be still and have quiet time?  A few years ago, I was walking on the beach early in the morning in Connecticut and I met a man who told me he needed seven minutes of silence a day.  I gave this some consideration as I continued my … Read more

M is for Movement

I was listening to the John Tesh radio show and he mentioned that to be more productive you must follow the 50-10 principle; 50 minutes doing your work and 10 minutes spent on mindless activity.  By allowing your mind to wander for 10 minutes, you will actually be more focused after than if you worked … Read more