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 […]

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 […]

Leadership in Chaos

True leadership emerges when unusual or extreme circumstances occur. Ordinary decisions become risky with outcomes threatening long term impact to the company. Delay or deliberation may result in the loss of opportunity to solve a crisis before it rushes out of control, creating organizational confusion and affecting the long term impact on company reputation. The topic […]

The Pathway to Delegation

Delegating management responsibility is a problem for many in leadership positions and particularly business owners. Delegation is a core concept to being a leader. However, there can be resistance by leaders to letting go of responsibility (and recognition) to subordinates who might stumble and put them (and the company) in a bad light or to […]