It seems like society is falling apart at the seams and some of those "seems" that are coming undone are manners; most people are not mannerly or courteous anymore. This past weekend I heard there is a restaurant in a town in Germany that put up a child ban. Basically they do not allow parents … Continue reading Please say please
A lot of people stop pushing themselves to learn after they graduate college or high school which is sad. Society taught us to learn what you need to know to get by. We learned that to get good grades we need to memorize a bunch of info to ace tests so that we can graduate … Continue reading Learn more, become more, and… jump!
Pride has seemed to be the great driver that has built many businesses but the businesses that last and are growing are the ones that were built with a purpose greater than just making the CEO's family rich and famous. The businesses that are the best places to work at and that last through time … Continue reading Humility in the workplace
Pay it forward is a saying that is used when you try to pay someone back but they say just pay it forward meaning pay me back by helping someone else when they are in need. I think this is a great saying that ought not only to be said but lived out even in … Continue reading Pay it forward
There are many thoughts and ideas on how long you should stay at one company. The traditional method was you stayed at a company as long as they kept you employed and there was a sense of loyalty and you retired with a nice pension. Now, there have been methods promoting the opposite which is … Continue reading A time to stay and a time to leave
There are good traditions and bad traditions and some are made on purpose and some by accident but one thing that is true is that people like traditions. Even if people have bad traditions they stick to them because the outcome is predictable and people do not like change because then the future becomes unpredictable. … Continue reading Keeping and creating traditions
Leaders are readers but they are also writers! Great leaders write down their goals and make them plain and we can learn a lot from them on this topic because we all have goals we want accomplished in our work and personal lives and great examples of people who accomplish goals that we look to … Continue reading The power of thinking on paper
No matter what position you have at work or any organization you can be a leader because leadership is influence first and not a position. There are many people who call themselves leaders but they are really managers because when the work day is over with nobody really cares about them because all they do … Continue reading Leadership is influence
Have you ever heard people talk about having a work/life balance? I used to think this idea was good because it means you should have time for your life outside of work and not spend all of your time at work. Saying it like that does not sound bad at first but think about it. … Continue reading Changing “work/life balance” to life!
I heard the saying the other day while listening to an interview that culture eats strategy for breakfast, and that statement really resonated with me because it is so true! How many times have people came up with new ideas to solve personnel issues in an organization and they flop because people are set in … Continue reading Culture eats strategy for breakfast!