Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Leadership Storm

Bearing the Brunt of the Media Blizzard Amex CEO, Kenneth Chenault, says leadership is revealed in crisis. Leadership requires many skills, but crisis separates the wheat from the chaff. Take the recent blizzard that pummeled New England. Weather forecasters were predicting massive amounts of snow and wind for New York City as well as much of…

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Positive Intent

Malice or Ignorance? When things don’t go as you expect, how do you react? Has some moron intentionally screwed up? Is your first reaction a negative response and judgment toward others/ PepsiCo’s chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, says that her father gave her this piece of advice/insight: “Always assume positive intent.” My father was an…

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Is Your Office in Need of a Kitchen Makeover?

Remodeling an Office? Read a Kitchen Makeover Book Leafing through a home design magazine recently, I came across an article on tips to keep in mind when remodeling a kitchen. In reading the article, I realized that the same points could be made for remodeling an office. Functionality is the top priority in a kitchen.…

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Goals – Sticking to Your Guns

Master the Art of Achievement Each New Year is ushered in with millions and millions of new goals. Many of these goals are not achieved, many are underachieved many are are simple fleeting thoughts with no more substance than hoping to hit lottery. How does one develop the art of goal achievement? To begin –…

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Leadership Athletics – Personal Trainers for Business

Coaching Effectiveness David had recently opened his own massage therapy business in Petoskey, MI when we started working together. Like with all new clients, we discussed the importance of tracking numbers. Unlike most, David put the information to practice. In a three month span, this is what he has to say: “I want to express…

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