Understanding our Values

One of the traits that makes for a successful life is to find our consistency. The strongest leaders are those that have a consistency in how they make decisions. Every follower may not support the leader but even those individuals know their predictability. And, here is one part of life where you must be consistent—Decision […]

The Way We do Things Around Here

Look around your workplace. Take time to examine the structure of your family activities. If you’ve never made the connection, both have a common thread—Culture!  Workplace: In the workplace there are methods on how to conduct day to day business activities. There are ways to interact with customers and with each other. There are acceptable […]

Becoming a Wise Leader

The pinnacle of respect in life is when someone acknowledges you are a wise person. The acquisition of wisdom should be your lifelong search. Wisdom is especially critical for those in leadership positions. There is no age limit when one can be wise but it is somewhat proportional to the years of experience one brings […]

Three Quotes to Help Build Your Career

“We need to be confronted by our actions, messages, and shortcomings if we expect to learn and grow. No more hiding behind excuses. No blaming others. No hiding behind phrases like—this is just the way I am.”            E. James Wilder  Performance improvement comes when you constantly review your actions, the messages you deliver in your […]

10 Ideas to Manage the Work Force of Tomorrow

If you are in a leadership position today, here are ten ideas to help you successfully lead the newest generation of workers—Millennials or Gen X. They are different and here is why. Provide a Structured Environment: Gen X workers may well be the most protected generation of children ever raised. Parents, sometimes called “Helicopter Parents,” […]

A Personal Search for Writing Success

Most want to be successful at something. We seek to find the niche in which we create the happiness that can only come from doing what we love to do. Permit me to share a personal chronology of events that have shaped my life and career as a writer—a most unlikely destination given my lowly […]

10 Tips to Get the Attention of Your Boss

Workers who possess personal ambition are always seeking ways to improve their positioning with their boss. Here are ten time-tested techniques that will make your boss take notice of your personal performance. As you read through the list, think about your own performance. How many items on the list are part of your work style? […]

Are You the Perfect Boss?

All employees want to have a happy and enjoyable relationship with their supervisor or manager.  But, sometimes they get the “boss from hell!”  How would your employees rate you?  Here a few ideas to help you assess your performance and help you become, the perfect boss. Keep lines of communication open.  Accessibility is the name […]

21 Characteristics of an Effective Safety Leader

All great safety programs are headed by great leaders. Mastering leadership skills is equally as important as mastering safety skills. They must work hand and glove for you to develop an outstanding safety initiative within your organization. Review these twenty-one ideas from the lens of the consummate safety professional. This is a good list to […]

Creating a Stronger More Effective Workforce

In these days of necessary cost cutting efforts as part of the daily “must do” activities every business should have in place, I’d like to share some ideas on how you can not only save dollars but create a more proficient workforce at the same time. I call them the “Magic 5” tips.  Improve and […]