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26
May
2015

Top 10 Leadership Quotes

Top 10 Leadership Quotes

What is leadership? In one word, leadership is influence. It’s the ability to accomplish things through others.

Taken to the next level, and as the noble ideal that leadership has become (as opposed to say, management) great leadership involves positive influence that leads to positive results. Leadership makes others, and therefore the world, better through focus on people.

21
May
2015

Establishing Leadership as a High School and College Student

Establishing Leadership as a High School and College Student

As a high school or college student, leadership development should be at the top of your to-do list. According to Tim Elmore’s teachings: Every student can be a leader, because the true definition of leadership is the ability to influence. Mr. Elmore is the founder of Growing Leaders, a nonprofit that helps emerging leaders under the philosophy that each child is born with leadership qualities.

19
May
2015

Are you doer who is destined to be a leader?

Are you doer who is destined to be a leader?

Are you currently thriving in a position and considering transitioning into a leadership role? If you’re not sure, consider the following:

Are you praised for displaying company values and known for always delivering?

Are you a good communicator?

Do others come to you with problems or to get your advice?

Do you enjoy the role of leading/encouraging your co-workers?

If you answered “yes” to the above question, you should definitely consider a role in leadership. So how do you transition from being a “doer” to a “leader”?

14
May
2015

Career Spotlight: Front Line Leaders of Administrative Personnel

Career Spotlight: Front Line Leaders of Administrative Personnel

Do you like organization and working with a team? Are you interested in customer and personal service? If so, then a career as a Front Line Leader of Administrative Personnel may be perfect for you.

On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy working with others, critical thinking, planning and administration, becoming a front line leader may not be a good fit for you.

12
May
2015

Get a Leadership Professional Development Game Plan

Get a Leadership Professional Development Game Plan

Leaders take control of their personal and professional development in order to continuously grow and maximize their contribution. As a leader do you have a professional development game plan?

07
May
2015

The Best Way to Thank Employees is to Make it Personal

The Best Way to Thank Employees is to Make it Personal

I’m working with a client now where the one of the company’s core values is relationships.   The value they place on relationships, with their employees and their customers, leads to a competitive advantage for the company. But I don’t think they do it because it creates a competitive advantage. They do it because it is just the right thing to do.

05
May
2015

10 Books Leaders Need to be Reading

10 Books Leaders Need to be Reading

Leaders are readers. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to grow as a leader is to read about leadership and take the knowledge gained from your reading and apply it.  

28
April
2015

Give Back Story—Just Give it a Whirl!

Give Back Story—Just Give it a Whirl!

Sometimes we discover our talents and our passions when we least expect them, and that is often when we are using them to meet a need. It often takes someone else to recognize the talent and passion within us. Ginny Pylant, discovered her talents for the visual arts, when she needed a large piece of art for the living room of her home and a friend saw what she had done.

21
April
2015

Leaders Start with Gratitude

Leaders Start with Gratitude

We have a bedtime ritual with our four year old:

1. Brush teeth 2. Practice letters/numbers 3. Read a book 4. Say one thing we are thankful for from that day 5. Prayer

Although all of them are important for various reasons, number 4 seems to be the one that never gets left out. Sometimes we are all tired and don’t want to practice letters or numbers or read a book. Sometimes we even forget to brush our teeth (maybe that goes back to being too tired) and even pray, but regardless of where we are, what time it is, or how long of a day it has been, our 4 year old will not let anyone go to bed without us all answering the question “What are you thankful for?”

 

16
April
2015

How do you make your resume stand out among the thousands of others received by employers?

How do you make your resume stand out among the thousands of others received by employers?

Resume writing is among my favorite tasks in my role as a career consultant. I enjoy getting to know clients and assisting them in their job search by making their resumes the best they can possibly be by providing results of their past achievements.

14
April
2015

Midlife Career Change - Is it for you?

Midlife Career Change - Is it for you?

Are you halfway to retirement and considering a career change? Maybe you’re in a role that is being eliminated or just ready to try something new as you dive in to the last half of your career. Where do you begin?

09
April
2015

Leadership lessons from a 4 year old

Leadership lessons from a 4 year old

A friend shared with me the struggles she is having with her pre-schooler’s behavior. Been there, done that. The good thing is, there always seems to be a leadership lesson in the raising of children.   In fact, I’ve even written about the leadership lessons learned from our then two year old’s biting bent.

07
April
2015

Career Sportlight: STEM Careers

Career Sportlight: STEM Careers

Do you like science or math? Does engineering or technology interest you? If so, this career spotlight is a must read. STEM Careers are “in-demand” and offer several options for cool jobs, and according to Stemcareer.com, during the next decade, the U.S. demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase four times the rate for all other occupations.

02
April
2015

6 Steps to Choose a College

6 Steps to Choose a College

Accordingto collegeboard.org, you have almost 4000 colleges and universities to choosefrom the in United States. Sorting through which options would be right for you can be a challenge given the seemingly unlimited possibilities.

31
March
2015

Be Aware, Be Very Aware: Why "Healthy Paranoia" is Killing HR

Be Aware, Be Very Aware: Why

As a part of a subcontract I work on, I just sat through a 30 minute plus online compliance training video. If you want to leave yourself paralyzed to make business decisions, I’ll send you the clip. It will leave you questioning the world in general.

I know we live in a world of terrorists, computer hackers and people who want to do harm, but the video left me thinking that their approach to business was to scare the living daylight out of every employee thinking that this would help prevent mishaps, lawsuits and wrong actions.

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