The Real Realities

Please think back about ten, maybe even fifteen, years ago…what was different in our culture?  What weren’t we exposed to?  Any ideas? By the title of this blog, you may have guessed where I am going: very few reality shows existed. Now every network has some sort of reality show and after a few years, they all seem to take the same turn.  The shows become more scripted with ever… Continue Reading

It is spring – time to renew your sense of positivity!

Here we are…the beginning of spring!  The weather has started to turn and people are coming out of hibernation.  Easter has brought a sense of renewal and hope.  The complaints and woes of winter are fading behind us.  Or are they?  Yes, yes – we do seem to be on the path to happiness now.  The good weather will make us happy!  It will feel so good to be able… Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning! It’s time to eliminate the toxic instigators.

It always seems to happen, doesn’t it?  You want to focus on work.  You need to focus on work.  Yet, there you are, faced with someone who is determined to share every toxic thought with you.  They are out to erode your motivation, support and waste your time.  Just two days ago, a person that I have never met, was standing in front of me and was complaining about her… Continue Reading

I can help with that!

In the final installment of this “motivation” sub-series, this post will look more at developing career paths – your own and more importantly, those of your team.  Yes, your team is more important than you.  That is the true core value of a successful leader (which we will get more into that in future blog posts).  For now, think about this question: How did you get to where you are… Continue Reading

How is the Cornerstone of Your Business Built?

As promised in my last blog, this post will continue to look at motivation and how it effects your team.  In that writing, I proposed that a business leader needs to merge different motivations to achieve optimal performance and it should begin with understanding the uniqueness of the team. Wow – seems very heavy.  It really isn’t.  Think of it this way: Understanding what drives your team members to come… Continue Reading