Strategic partnerships require deep trust and mutual understanding. 12 components of building trusted strategic partnerships. A must read for leaders.
Archive | November, 2013
Think only non-profit organizations can have a social mission, and change the world? Think again. As you build your for-profit empire, you can build build being of service and a social mission into every achievement. You can make lots of money and still be a socially-conscious entrepreneur, using your profits to make a difference in […]
Guest post from Ken Nowack: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” – Anonymous Recent studies confirm that emotional hurt and rejection, whether part of social interactions or the perception of inequitable and unjust workplace conditions can actually trigger the same neurophysiologic pathways associated with physical pain and suffering […]
“If you work in HR, your job is to increase the overall effectiveness of the workforce, not to label them and disenfranchise 90% of the people in the process.” John Stepper Shortly after joining Standard Oil of California at their New Jersey refining facility in Perth Amboy in 1973 I was introduced to a guy […]
We often talk about leadership in the abstract, with models and theories, but what’s the real influence of the leader in an organization? Can you “feel” the effect of leader influence just by walking into a workplace? Indeed, sometimes. A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to supervise practice teachers in a group […]
As we head out on a vacation today I’m thinking about a very powerful experience from a previous vacation and revived this post. A few years ago my husband and I vacationed in Paris. We went for adventure, for love, for history… It was my first trip “across the pond” and although I was anticipating […]
Passion is vital and leadership. Emotions provide important clues on what matters most. 5 ways to harness them for good.
In honor of those who have served in our United States Military and who I have served with, I’m going to take this post opportunity to share some military leadership quotes: The day Soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can […]
Yesterday I was visiting with a woman whose husband and daughter had recently returned from a mission trip where they were helping Syrian refugees. The refugees were primarily middle class families that left everything behind (homes, jobs, family, treasured keepsakes, toys…) and fled for their lives. With no income and winter coming their physical needs […]
Trust, honesty, integrity . . . a promise is a promise. For those “leaders” who don’t have those three things, promises will never mean a thing to employee’s. You’ve probably heard of “the boy who cried wolf”? The more lies he told, the more no one believed him, until it was too late. Same thing […]