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    • 03 Sep

      Labor Day Is Good for Leaders, Too

      Have you ever really stopped to consider why Americans celebrate Labor Day? Most people enjoy it because the extra day off gives them a three-day weekend at the end of summer for one final barbeque or one last getaway before school. Few people reflect on the movement that forged the holiday's existence or the sacrifices of the laborers who ardently pushed for its creation. It is likely that even fewer reflect on how the principles behind Labor Day can be just as beneficial for employers as they are to employees. However, this federal holiday serves as a great reminder of the symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship between labor and management.  ...Read More

    • 31 Jul

      The Principle of Reciprocity Can Work for You

      Quid pro quo is a noun that means something given or received for something else, which is very close to its original Latin meaning of something for something. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster repeatedly used the term in conversation as Foster's character, FBI agent Clarice Starling, interviewed Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) in 1991's Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs. This famous film relationship, which also garnered each of them an Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, was based on the principle of reciprocity. Obviously, reciprocity paid off for these two stars and their on-screen personas, and it can pay dividends for you, too, if handled in the proper manner.  ...Read More

    • 17 Jul

      Leadership Development –Six Tips for Delegating Tasks in the Workplace

      An important leadership skill that any good leader must master is the ability to delegate tasks. This is especially difficult for “helicopter managers” (those who hover over employees, micromanaging every aspect of a task). Conversely, there are other managers who delegate just about everything to others to avoid actually working themselves.  ...Read More

    • 29 Jun

      Achieving Your GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALS!

      What do 2018 World Cup teams and your business have in common? You both need goals to survive and advance. Achieving goals isn't easy either on the soccer field or in the corporate world, but there are lessons we can learn from elite World Cup teams that can be applied to managing companies.  ...Read More

    • 15 Jun

      The Value of Knowing When to Walk Away

      Nearly every country music fan is familiar with these lyrics from "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers: "You got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run." The principle expressed in these lines is offered as advice for life by a gambler to a fellow traveler who seems to be down on his luck, and in fact it is an essential doctrine to exercise for success in various aspects of life. In the business world, it may be the difference between failure, survival, and prosperity. Knowing when to walk away can be vital to one's organization in a number of ways.   ...Read More

    • 16 May

      How To Turn Failure into Successful Goal Achievement

      Sometimes we set goals for ourselves that we are unable to achieve for one reason or another. What should you do when you fail to meet a goal? While it can be easy to "throw in the towel" and give up on your goal, here are some other options to consider: ...Read More

    • 29 Mar

      Leadership Requires Sacrifice

      It is once again that time of year when Christians reflect on the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ and what those sacrifices mean to them.  As a servant leader, Jesus modeled leadership traits and qualities for followers to emulate in their own lives.  One of the most poignant lessons of leadership to be drawn from Christ's ministry is the importance and necessity of servant leaders to sacrifice for the greater good.  Truly successful and inspiring leaders must be willing to make several types of sacrifices in order to elevate their people and see their visions come to fruition.  Let's briefly look at three key areas where sacrifices must often be made for leaders to achieve their goals.  ...Read More

    • 12 Mar

      Six Keys to Effective Modern Leadership

      As we sail through the 21st century, the critical need for effective leadership is becoming more and more obvious. It is so apparent that graduate courses in leadership studies are popping up in universities all over the country! Finally, the importance of leadership and the qualities that define a true leader are getting the recognition they deserve. While there are many definitions of leadership, here is one that we think fits the bill: ...Read More