Posts Tagged ‘Skills Development’

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…)


Gratitude – pass it on

November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving provides the perfect time to reflect and acknowledge the many blessings in our lives so we can continue to manifest more of them. Why not  reserve more than one day a year to recognize what is important to you?  Stop right now and make a date with yourself 4 times a year to reflect on the blessings in your life. Schedule a date for yourself in your Blackberry, Outlook, I-Phone, paper calendar (yes, people  still use the good old standby paper method) or what ever system you use and give yourself 5 minutes 4 times a year to take stock of what’s important to you.   Heck, go ahead, challenge yourself to do it more than 4 times a year! Or what if instead of keeping it to yourself, you TOLD people that you were grateful for them, or something they did right when they did it? What difference would it make in you, your family, friends, employees, and co-workers, gosh what might be different with each person you touch?    (more…)

Weeding My Emotional Garden

May 12, 2009

What I heard loud and clear in the weeding of my flowerbed by the strong and gentle pine was that I had not recovered the loss of my deepest feminine side of who I am and who I want to be.  So with each weed I pulled, with each root I dug from the earth.. (more…)

Leadership from the pasture to the office

January 2, 2009

How many times have you hired a new employee, showed them their desk, the bathroom, the lunchroom, where to find the coffee and supplies, and then left them on their own to figure things out? Or assigned someone to a task or project they’ve never done before or introduced a new work process (more…)

Leaders Build Relationships

December 10, 2008

You can be a leader in a corporation, your own business, your church group, local club, parent group, or in your family. Most people are leaders in one form or another! As leaders, we’re charged with getting work done through people, (more…)

Horses – Guiding Us to Greater Growth

December 5, 2008

There are few natural leaders in our world, and even fewer role models who can teach us how to unlock our potential, show us how to live with intention, and help us embrace life’s fullness. Horses do this every day. They are natural leaders living fully among their herd with a clear intention of survival, safety, and order. (more…)

Leadership Lessons from a Horse

December 3, 2008

Most leaders have this notion that they have to have all the answers. They struggle to find what works for the larger organization and for their followers. They think they’re communicating the whole picture, the goals and what needs to be done but many times miss the mark. People feel confused, controlled, (more…)

Power of Thought

September 26, 2008

“It is a pity that people should let themselves be defeated by the problems, cares, and difficulties of human existence, and it is also quite unnecessary. I certainly do not ignore or minimize the hardships and tragedies of the world, but neither do I allow them to dominate. (more…)

Managers Reward Employees

September 23, 2008

How do you reward your people for doing a good job? Most would say money, right?
Yes, people want to make a good living and be well paid for the job they do. That’s a given. Organizations need to stay consistent with the industry standards or they won’t be able to attract or retain good people. But money is only part of the equation! (more…)

Manager give employees tools

September 15, 2008

What tools do your people need to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently? Many managers tell me their employees have everything they need. But when I interview those employees or conduct a survey asking their opinions, their managers are surprised by the responses. (more…)