Are You Prepared for Luck!

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca (Roman Philosopher) Student graduates were recently told in a commencement speech, “Successful people just got lucky.” How disappointing for someone in a position of influence to tell so many young people that worked hard for their academic accomplishments, that if they seek success, it is just […]

What Are Your Leadership Attributes?

Business management books often dedicate a chapter on the attributes of successful leaders to assist the reader to set behavior goals to emulate. In many cases, pro-athletes are used as role models and personal experiences from their competitive events to demonstrate each attribute. While good examples, if you are on the golf course or tennis […]

Business Assessment: Don’t Forget the Corner Office!

I have performed a number of business assessments where the owner or senior leader requests an outside viewpoint on how things are working within the company. While there is definitely a lot to examine, analyze, and report recommendations for improvement, the area that is normally off limits is the role and influence of the corner […]

Millennials are Your Future??

As the Boomer generation (ages 51-69, born between 1946 and 1954) crosses the retirement threshold, organizations are turning to the next class – Generation X (ages 35-50, born between 1970 and 1985) – to move in and up to take their place. As this process continues, openings are created at the entry level of the […]

Do You Inspire Others?

An important element in leadership is the ability to inspire others. Inspiring others should not be confused with motivation where someone is providing a motive for action. Inspiring others stimulates or arouses the mind, feelings toward a special activity or creativity. In other words, stimulating a special activity or creativity can cause an individual to […]