Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Old friends out last their usefulness

December 19, 2010

It’s winter time in NE Ohio!  We got pummeled with 30″ of snow last week, followed by rain on Saturday only to have it dump 18″ on us since Monday and its still coming down!  

Winter is a great time to review your goals, enjoy your accomplishments of the year, set some new goals and ponder what you’d like to do differently in the New Year.  It’s also a great time to reflect on what is important, notice what you’ve released, and rejoice in how far you’ve come!

I opened a gift yesterday!  One that sat on my bookshelf for several years all wrapped in beautiful paper with a big bow on top!  The first year it peered at me and I thought about it a lot.  I wanted to unwrap it and dig out the gift, but (more…)

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Lead like a Billionaire!

November 15, 2010

You can’t deny the success of someone with a 25 year TV career and who amassed $2.7 Billion net worth. Oprah surely is doing something right!

According to the Forbes article “How to Lead Like Oprah” the key to her success is attributed to focusing on the 3 Business areas of Team, Vision and Values and the following 10 Leadership Practices: (more…)

Partnering provides Leadership Development

September 7, 2010

A year ago, Leslie Ungar from Electric Impulse Communications and I started discussions on how to partner to provide her clients with the unique Leadership learning experience from the horses. 

Not a typical partners, two consultants and coaches coming together to provide services for the others clients, which is what made it intriguing to both of us.  Along with Leslie’s love for horses, she use to ride and show horses for years.  So we met, discussed details, and decided to give it a whirl.   (more…)

Lack of Customer Service can kill you

September 1, 2010

As a consumer I have been overwhelmed with the lack of customer service in today’s world.   One incident I can overlook and with a busy schedule who has time to follow through and complain about the lack of service we get?  My recent experiences have taken on new meaning when it came to care my father received after a stroke or rather the lack of service and follow through with doctor specifications! (more…)

Leadership Development ties in South Africa

August 15, 2010

I remember a woman contacting me via email in search of a mentor to understand the work I do with horses.  At that time Yolanda was living in Daubi.  She was a Human Resource Manager for a large credit card company and traveled the world on business.  Shortly after our email exchanges we spoke on Skype and we became friends with a unique bond miles away from one another.  She moved to Singapore and eventually home to South Africa.

Yolanda and I continue our relationship from a distance but the inflence of mentoring has proven to support and enhance her dream of establishing her own busienss using the power of horses. (more…)

Take your own oxygen first

August 3, 2010

I was reading a book written by my friend Jim Smith which is a fantastic little book about living in Happiness and provides tools to help you get the most from your life. You can view Jim’s ““The 13 Principals of Happiness” or buy the book “Happiness at the Speed of LIfe”.   (more…)

L-E-A-D goes International

March 16, 2010

Dreams do come true!  Taking LEAD international has been a vision for about 3 years and it has become a reality with the assistance and support of a dear friend that lives in Istanbul, Turkey!

My friend Gila and I dreamt of offering LEAD workshops in her country from the first time she experienced Leading and Living Your Vision workshop in March 2007.   We talked, planned, and put off the vision for one reason or another when the universe opened up and said “The time is NOW!”   (more…)

Help for business people or anyone needing easy pdf files

February 17, 2010

If you are a business person like me who struggles with keeping up with technology or just someone who needs to create a PDF file, you’ll want to read this!  There is a solution that is as simple as clicking print in MS Word, change your printer setting, and saving the document to a file, and like magic you’ve got a PDF file!  Yeap, it’s that easy. (more…)

YES!

January 26, 2010

As the New Year came ringing in I was blessed to have received approval of my Professional Coaching Certification through the International Coach Federation

Many of you were a part of my journey to completing the International Gestalt Coach Training Program, taking the test, were a part of the coaching requirement (750+ logged coaching hours), and the application process.  (more…)

Adding young & female managment = change

January 19, 2010

A recent article stated that GM was promoting more women and younger people to their management team.  Making this change signaled “they are serious about getting younger people in and running the place right”.  As an Organizational Development professional I see that statement as VERY interesting?

We all know the auto industry is in a financial bind, to put it mildly.  And we all know the industry has needed changes long before the Government bail out in 2009.  (more…)