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September 2012

4 Leadership Lessons for Politicians

You might say I have an obsession with presidential politics. I enjoy listening to the rhetoric of all political parties – not just the two major ones. I watch the conventions and ensuing debates with the same passion and fervor I reserve for fantasy football. I even listen to the talking heads on FOX and MSNBC who are anything but unbiased. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in both political science and economics, this season of presidential politics fascinates me! Read More »

Date: September 12, 2012

August 2012

Some Change You Can’t Ignore

It’s interesting how technology is testing our ability to deal with change. There are times when I feel things are happening so quickly that I can’t possibly know about every upgrade or new product, let alone determine how I might use them to my benefit. Read More »

Date: August 29, 2012

May 2012

Fast Is Better Than Perfect

In this “musing,” I am taking a somewhat controversial stance in hopes of provoking a healthy dialogue. Read More »

Date: May 16, 2012

Professional & Life Goals Are Like Boulders

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Date: May 2, 2012

April 2012

What’s Your End Game?

How often do you visualize the outcome of a given day, a project, or a meeting – even your career, for that matter? I've come to realize that those who find the greatest fulfillment and success are visualizing the steps needed to achieve a desired outcome. Read More »

Date: April 25, 2012

You Have the Right to Remain Silent!

Don’t you find it interesting that so many people embarrass themselves these days because they don’t think before they speak?  Maybe it’s just me, but I find so many examples of it that I’m truly baffled. Far too many people say things they don’t really mean, fail to articulate well, or that are frankly pointless. As a result, people lose careers, businesses lose clients and individuals lose friends. Read More »

Date: April 11, 2012

March 2012

The Waiting Game

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Date: March 14, 2012

What Is Your “Why”?

"If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears." - Simon Sinek Read More »

Date: March 7, 2012

February 2012

Placing Priorities in Order

Author Stephen Covey has a gifted ability to share stories that inspire us to think about our work in unique ways. One such account can be found in his book First Things First. This story demonstrates the importance of prioritizing the “big rocks” from the gravel and sand of your responsibilities. Read More »

Date: February 29, 2012

December 2011

Loosen the Reins: How Leadership Style Impacts Your Employees

How many of us have had leaders, managers, or supervisors who needed to be in control of everything? I have found that leaders who micromanage their employees aren't nearly as effective as those who work to influence them instead. Management expert Myron Rush confirms my theory. Rush talks about four distinct leadership stylesdictatorial, authoritative, consultative and participative – and he finds abundant long-term benefits with a more cooperative leadership environment. Read More »

Date: December 14, 2011