Yearly Archives: 2021

What Is Personal Leadership And Why Does It Matter?

Personal leadership is the ability to develop and utilize your positive leadership traits to guide the direction of your life instead of letting time and chance determine your course.Personal development can begin when you decide to be your own life coach and live by a personal mission statement that reflects your values and life goals.Why

Why Gratitude in the Workplace Matters (and How to Show It)

Isn’t it great when one of your team members thanks you for helping out or doing a good job? Hearing the words “thank you” can make all the difference in a person’s attitude. Best of all, it boosts morale and costs nothing to dish out. Unfortunately, thankfulness is in short supply in many of the

Mental Toughness: Do You Have It?

What do effective leaders have in common? It isn’t physique, diet, or rituals that they share—it’s mental fortitude. We expect our leaders to be strong, level-headed, and unrattled by surprises that come their way. After all, where would Bill Gates be right now if he sat around whining about Apple and feeling sorry for himself

Small Business Hiring Challenges in the Covid Era (and Tips to Find Employees)

There's no doubt that many small to mid-sized businesses were battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As those left standing start to recover, a new challenge is hampering efforts: a severe lack of qualified workers. The National Federation of Independent Business conducted a survey in September 2021 showing that 51% of owners had job openings that

2022-05-24T09:07:08-04:00By |Hiring|

Three Timeless Leadership Qualities Of George Washington

Getting a large enterprise off the ground is no easy task.  Many leaders who have tried find their efforts frustrated by a seemingly endless array of challenges that arise both from within and outside their organizations or spheres of influence.  Now imagine starting an enterprise from scratch with inexperienced and often undisciplined people from various

Making The Most Of Video Conferencing

So many things have changed in recent months for people and industries throughout the world because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. One change that may have longer lasting impact than others is how members within organizations stay connected while being apart. Businesses, schools, agencies, churches, etc. have all started implementing video conferencing on a larger

Five Tips For Making Hard Decisions As A Leader

Have you ever heard somebody say that they would never want to be President of the United States of America? I have heard this expressed many times. Why? Aside from giving up all privacy during a grueling campaign, most of the people I know who have said this explain that they would not want to

2021-10-04T15:43:38-04:00By |Leadership Tips|

Five Habits For Effective Leadership

When he was sixty-five years old, America’s first great entrepeneur, Benjamin Franklin, began writing his autobiography, and he would work sporadically on it for the rest of his life. Although The Autobiography was never finished nor published in his lifetime, Franklin nevertheless provided the nation with an original self-help text that is still read and studied by academics and business leaders to this

2021-10-04T15:45:54-04:00By |Leadership Tips|

Crossing The River Before It’s Too Wide—When To Change Course

If you live near a river, you know that it has narrow and wide points. Typically the river will start out fairly narrow and widen as it continues the journey to its final destination. Early settlers often traveled and crossed over our rivers to get from one location to another. Surely they discovered that some

Leadership And Workplace Conflict: How To Resolve Conflict (And Keep It From Happening In The First Place)

Conflict and workplace are two terms that often go hand in hand. When conflict at work is left unchecked, it will break down communication, cause frustration, and affect productivity. As a leader, it's important to understand how to mediate conflict among your team in a healthy way. Sweeping it under the rug or avoiding it

2021-10-04T15:45:24-04:00By |Leadership Tips|

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