One lesson I’ve tried to passed along to others, was one that I had to learn myself, and sometimes the hard way – the 24 Hour Rule. Throughout my leadership journey, I realized I was a bit reactionary. If I was a poker player, people could easily read my cards with just my body language. […]

After the feast comes the reckoning, the saying goes. Every New Year many of us analyze what we must change to improve our life quality.  The two categories that almost always top the list for health reasons are increasing physical activity and eating healthier. Focusing on lifestyle rather than on exercising and dieting, is often times […]

  It’s odd to think that all the skills you used when you were in middle school and high school and maybe college to navigate the lunchroom and parties hold true in business. Yet, they do. Imagine you are a new student, walking alone into a middle school lunchroom. You might wonder where to sit, […]

I would like to continue my post from last week on the topic of Vendor Management and how vital vendors are to the success of every organization. If you missed last week’s article, you can find it in my LinkedIn Posts: “Vendor Management is Key to Staying in Business—Any Business!” Through the years I have […]

It’s that time of year again, when we resolve with best intentions to do things differently in the new year. As I look forward and think about our growing organization, I thought I’d share some of my leadership resolutions with you. Read, adopt, adapt or recycle—it’s up to you. Manage by wandering around. As an […]

You think you’ve done all the right things. Set up the right systems to make the work easy.  Hired the skilled people to do the work and meet the standard.  You’re the right kind of leader; encouraging, motivational, supportive. But your team is struggling. Why? The inability to resolve conflict. Don’t poo-poo this. Conflict comes in all shapes […]

As the end of the year approaches and the New Year is about to begin, we find ourselves going through our accomplishments and making new goals for the next year. I usually ponder on my previous year’s accomplishments and their significance. I ask myself, did I make a difference in the lives of others last […]

One of the most interesting aspects of my work with business owners is to see extremely talented, smart and accomplished leaders hesitate to ask for what they want from their network. And I use the term “network” loosely, as it could be people they’ve worked with for years or people they just met yesterday. Yes, […]

By Megan Bearce, LMFT Are you or someone you know in a long distance relationship or commute so far that your only quality time together is on the weekends?  For these couples, the holiday season can bring added stress and overwhelm. You might wonder why that is. Wouldn’t they be excited to spend more time together? The […]

When we think of succession planning, we immediately think of the CEO and/or President of a company. And that is crucial to have in place or at least for the Board of Directors to have documented discussions about their succession plan. However, part of enterprise-wide risk management is to think of the entire company as a […]