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A Lesson in Meaning and Purpose

What is the “Meaning of Life?” Wow! What a loaded question.
There comes a time in almost everyone’s life when they look in the mirror and ask themselves that question. I have done it many times. I usually ask myself what meaning am I bringing to the world around me? What value am I contributing? How am […]

Response To: Hiring for Diversity

As someone who’s hired A LOT of people in the past, Sky Northern Security Alliance’s founder and CEO, Michael Argast, had some thoughts about Robert Murray’s October blog on hiring for diversity. Here’s what he had to say:
How Do You Account For and Address Unconscious, or Prevent Conscious, Biases?
Often ‘best candidate for the job’ […]

Achieve Business Success with Focused Fridays

We all have a massive to-do list inside us that never gets done. Important things. Strategies, processes and methodologies, new products, templates. Projects that could change our business success.
When we’re fully engaged in the day-to-day with our business, we don’t get the chance to make them happen. The busyness of our business always seems to […]

Disconnect to Generate Greater Clarity and Creativity

When was the last time you came up with a brilliant, out-of-the-box idea while you were sitting at your desk?  Do you struggle to generate greater clarity and creativity?  If you are like me, the chances of you having that eureka, thunderbolt moment of creativity hit you, making you stand up in your cubicle or […]

Give Your Corporate Values a Renovation

Does your organization have the corporate values written down?  Are they posted?  Probably on the Boardroom wall or in the Reception area, right? They probably say things like; Integrity, Respect, Communication, Excellence, Customer, etc. Right?
In October of 2001, the leaders of Enron in Texas were indicted for Fraud after it was exposed that they used […]

Do I Really Need to Set Goals?

‘I Have No Time for Setting Goals’
When I am coaching other executives, I often hear them say to me that they focus hard on setting direction for the business and governing the plan. However, they often confess to not setting personal goals. When I ask, “why not?” they answer: “I don’t have time for that.”
Time […]

21 Best Practices in Leadership Development

Leadership Development is Important
Research and experience show that the quality of leadership affects employee effort and productivity; the ability to attract and retain talent; customer service and retention; profitability and market capitalization. Leadership development, done well, is a powerful way to build talent, unlock the potential of your people, improve individual and organizational performance, and […]

Every Business Needs Passion and Beliefs

This is a guest blog post by marketing and branding strategist Alan Speirs.
Our businesses have many differences that set us apart from our competition. We can plan, create, and strategize powerful unique factors, but could we be missing the most powerful one?
All that intellectual effort glosses over the most important tool of attraction: a central […]

Personal Brands Are The Way Of The Future – What’s Yours?

Organizations spend a significant portion of their annual budget every year on marketing and branding. Large Fortune-sized companies even have departments staffed with brand zealots working tirelessly to ensure that the corporate brand is never misrepresented by employees, contractors, and partners. However, very few business leaders spend any time or effort in their own personal […]

Leadership Development and Team Building — Gandhi & Patton

Gandhi and Patton. Two compelling movies about two great leaders. You couldn’t imagine two people with more different personality styles and roles – one soft spoken and the other brash; one a political leader committed to non-violence and the other a great military leader. There is a lot to learn from each leader individually, and […]

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