It’s Not Who Is Right; It’s What Is Right

It's not who is right; it's what is right, is something I try to live by. The keyword in that last sentence is try. I don't always succeed. A friend recently asked for inspirational sayings to share with their artwork. It was the first I thought of, but then I realized I'd only put a [...]

By |2023-08-21T18:08:34+00:00August 22nd, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on It’s Not Who Is Right; It’s What Is Right

How To Conduct a SWOT Audit on Yourself

Have you conducted a SWOT audit on yourself? I've facilitated SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis for organizations and teams, but I recently had an epiphany — why not perform a SWOT analysis on myself? Would it work? A SWOT analysis is an auditing tool to determine possibilities, direction, and help define the mission [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:05:10+00:00August 8th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on How To Conduct a SWOT Audit on Yourself

How to Control and Limit Interruptions   

Knowing how to control and limit interruptions is essential, particularly during critical times when you need to focus on important tasks. Uncontrolled interruptions can be devastating to your time management. Consider establishing a system to take messages from team members, vendors, and clients to minimize interruptions. Interruptions can significantly impact productivity, leading to mistakes and [...]

By |2023-07-17T18:44:04+00:00July 18th, 2023|Leadership, Training|Comments Off on How to Control and Limit Interruptions   

Are You Holding Your Business Back?

So, are you holding your business back? Most entrepreneurs would only attempt to start a business familiar to them. If your background is shipping, it's unlikely you'd consider starting a web development firm. It's doubtful you'd have the connections, hours of experience, and know-how of a web developer. But knowing your product and service is [...]

By |2023-07-11T14:20:00+00:00July 11th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on Are You Holding Your Business Back?

Why Are You so Behind and What Can You Do about it?

Why are you so behind? I might have an answer and solution for you. It’s helped me and others who have felt like there weren’t enough hours in the day. It could help you. Why Are You So Behind?  I worked with a team leader who, along with many of his responsibilities, had the important [...]

By |2023-07-01T19:37:25+00:00July 4th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on Why Are You so Behind and What Can You Do about it?

Why Small Biz Owners Need Mentors

Why small biz owners need mentors should be obvious but it doesn't seem to be the case.  I meet a group of friends monthly for dinner. We talk about an area of our professional lives we could use help with, and the group brainstorms, offering advice and ideas. One friend said, "I don't really have [...]

By |2023-06-27T14:44:31+00:00June 27th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on Why Small Biz Owners Need Mentors

Leaders vs Commanders: Which Approach Drives Success?

Leaders vs. commanders which do you prefer working with? You hate having someone stand over your shoulder because you find it smothering, even claustrophobic. You want to scream, "Let me do my job and quit micro-managing me!" But… it's your boss, the manager. "Don't they know they get in my way and slow me down?" You're [...]

By |2023-05-02T13:06:39+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on Leaders vs Commanders: Which Approach Drives Success?

Unplanned Meetings Are a Waste of Time

Unplanned meetings are a waste of time. I've discussed interruptions, procrastination, and prioritization in previous time management posts. Today, I'll talk about poorly planned meeting plans. The proverb, "He who fails to plan, plans to fail," warns us of the significance of planning to our success. Poor, little, or no planning is also a huge [...]

By |2023-04-24T18:00:19+00:00April 25th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on Unplanned Meetings Are a Waste of Time

When You’re The New Boss

So, you're the new boss. Last week, you were on the team, and now you’re in charge. So, what’s next? If you’re like many promoted managers, you performed well in your previous position, but you’re not prepared to be the manager. When You’re The New Boss   Years ago, I was promoted from sales to [...]

By |2023-04-17T17:50:31+00:00April 18th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on When You’re The New Boss

Are You Sure You Want to be the Boss?

Are you sure you want to be the boss? While considering topics for a leadership blog post, I crowd-sourced a question, "What leadership blog topics would interest you?" The first comment I received was, "Not everyone is happy as a manager." This is true, but why? So, I proposed a second question: "Have you ever [...]

By |2023-04-02T13:28:01+00:00April 4th, 2023|Leadership|Comments Off on Are You Sure You Want to be the Boss?
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