how well do you juggle?

Does it seem that in your personal and vocational life that it is a juggling act? We all fill so many different roles that sometimes it is hard to remember "which way is up"! This article on the Harvard Business Review site has some good recommendations to help you "juggle". One of my favorite quotes … Continue reading how well do you juggle?

the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied team members

Do you know the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied employees? Are you aware of the impact of the difference on their productivity? it is significant! Read the article by Eric Garton and Michael C. Mankins on HBR.org for some very interesting insights!    

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting – HBR

Some good points for you from HBR in this article on how to run better meeting. Click here to read the entire article, Seek input from team members. Select topics that affect the entire team. List agenda topics as questions the team needs to answer. Note whether the purpose of the topic is to share … Continue reading How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting – HBR

the power of co-leading

Co-leading seems to go against the culture of the individualist strain of celebrity CEO's and the myths that surround them, however, in reality none of us do anything alone. We need the help of others, we need their partnership to accomplish so much more that we can alone. I have had the privilege of co-leading … Continue reading the power of co-leading

are you running productive meetings?

Meetings are a challenge to say the least. We need them (at least the right meetings) to do our work, but we do them so poorly that we mostly detest them! So often if feels like a no-win scenario. However, it doesn't have to be this way at all. Patrick Lencioni has a great book out … Continue reading are you running productive meetings?

“What Military Service Could Teach MBAs” – Harvard Business Review

"What Military Service Could Teach MBAs" - Harvard Business ReviewUsing Forbes 800 and Execucomp surveys that identify company CEOs, and aided by additional research into military service, age, and education, Benmelech and Frydman were able to compare firms run by veterans and those run by executives without any military experience. Then they asked a question: “Has … Continue reading “What Military Service Could Teach MBAs” – Harvard Business Review

compassionate leadership – a new idea?

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."  - 1 Peter 2:3 ". . . You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like … Continue reading compassionate leadership – a new idea?

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Good morning. We are blessed today to have some old friends from Mississippi visiting with us last night and this morning. Friends are a blessing from the Lord! Most of us desire to improve our emotional intelligence (EQ) as we know that it is important. At my work, it is considered a critical skill. In … Continue reading Improving Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)