Human Capital

Author Dave Anderson in his book Up Your Business: 7 Steps to Fix, Build, or Stretch Your Organization states: “there is one thing worse than training people and having them leave your organization, it’s not training them and having them stay."   I believe the most important asset we have is our people.  Let’s call them “Human Capital."  As a leader we must commit to a process of training, coaching and mentoring our people.   I found it is always a good idea from time to time to evaluate the process -- our plan for developing and equipping our people.   As leaders we must INVEST time and money in good people, if we don’t we are likely to lose [...]

By | 2020-04-20T01:10:55+00:00 February 4th, 2020|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

Listen More. Talk Less.

Many people would say listening means hearing.  Hearing is actually a physical act.  Listening is a more intentional and emotional act.  When we hear- we accept the sounds- when we  truly listen- we understand what is said.   When we listen intentionally, we are engaged in an active verse passive activity.   One of the keys to effective listening is to have less focus on ourselves and place the focus on the other person.   We need to listen more and talk less.  A good coach/leader must practice the art of effective listening.   When you think about it, the need to be listened to is a deep sound need in all of us.  It’s simple, when people don’t listen to [...]

By | 2020-04-20T00:30:57+00:00 January 28th, 2020|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

The Authentic Leader

A good question to ask ourselves from time to time is: am I truly an authentic leader?  Do others see me under the filter of authenticity?   I am learning authenticity begins with living out our values.  What we truly care about, (not just talk about) and live by that code daily is the beginning of being an authentic leader.   I believe people deserve a leader who is true to what matters most.   In addition, pursuing our purpose is another demonstration of being an authentic leader.   Most of us having mission statements, purpose statements etc.  In fact, they are likely in writing and prominently displayed.   A reminder for all of us  is to live out our [...]

By | 2020-04-20T00:11:32+00:00 January 18th, 2020|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

Thoughts about Life

The following are some little gems, I have learned, and am learning about life: Money doesn’t buy character It’s the small daily happenings that make life spectacular Under everyone’s exterior is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved To ignore the facts doesn’t change the facts One of the ways to grow as a person is to surround myself with people who are smarter than I am Everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile You can’t often choose how you feel,  but you can choose what you will do about it When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks

By | 2020-04-20T00:16:33+00:00 January 1st, 2020|Coaching, Development, Leadership|1 Comment

Common Characteristics of Winning Teams: The 4 C’s of Winning Teams

Communicate:  Never assume they get it.  We as leaders must go where they are.  Our world is their world.  Ask plenty of questions, practice active listening. Create:  Must be intentional about a growth environment.  The environment is growing when people are: Challenged Atmosphere is affirming Comfortable with being out of their comfort zone Growth is modeled and expected Forward thinking Desiring positive change Collaborate:  Add value to one another. Three charateristics of collaboration: Like one another Work hard for each other Trust each other Celebrate:  Celebrate the wins.  The common theme is one another.   Together Everyone Achieves More

By | 2018-08-29T15:33:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Coaching, Connecting, Development|1 Comment