Leadership Qualities from Shoe Shopping in the Snow
For recent birthday gift, my husband said, "While we're visiting Dallas let's go to Neiman Marcus to get you a pair shoes.” Well, as a shoe lover, this was the perfect gift. This particular experience demonstrated leadership lessons, five star service, and the teamwork involved. Dallas doesn't normally get snow but this has been a crazy winter, for the entire country experiencing Arctic and below normal temperatures. During our stay they were expecting a snowstorm and icy conditions. As[more]
Super Bowl Commercials and Leadership Lessons
Are you ready for the football game of the year? Excited to watch the Super Bowl commercials, as much as I am? Well, I’ll be watching for the leadership lessons in those Super Bowl Commercials. Yes, we can all learn something on leadership by watching those famous Super Bowl commercials.   Super Bowl Commercials are Memorable What managers, leaders or CEO’s do you have great embedded memories of? Look back on your life and think about the people who have impacted your life th[more]
Is Sameness Your Strategy?
With the new year in it's first few days, what have you done differently? Did you make mental notes in December of the goals you wanted for yourself? Goals for the new you in the new year? Maybe they sounded something like, "I'm gonna...." or "Jan first will be the day I....." or "I'm going to start...."   Here's what I know about goals and New Year's Resolutions: 47% are for self-improvement, 38% are weight related and 34% are about money. What resolutions did you make? Or have you giv[more]
  What's it going to take for next year to be better than this year? When will you finally be ready to knock those items off your To-Do list? Maybe you had a good year or your To-Do list is under control. Those who expect more from themselves, than others are constantly raising their bar. Where is your bar set at? This motivational leadership quote is about the starting line. It takes energy to go from zero to 60mph, whether it's the runner at the track, the driver in the front se[more]
Effective Leadership Qualities
“Instead of waiting for a leader you can believe in, try this: Become a leader you can believe in.” —S. Slap   Frequently I’m asked: What are the qualities that make great leaders? What areas should I concentrate on to become an effective leader? What traits do the best leaders commonly have?   Well, here are my favorite traits and qualities that I have seen in the best examples of leadership. I believe these four traits must be in anyone who is leading others. If[more]
Gratitude Isn’t For The Weak
  At some point in our lives we all have been on the receiving end of someone expressing gratitude:  That was a great suggestion you made in the meeting today. Thank you for helping me, you always make time for others. I really appreciate you coming in early for that client today, you made them feel special.  Think back on how this made you feel; how much taller you sat up; the feelings and emotions that you were having while listening to someone express gratitude about [more]

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