10 May 2010

Attitudes Should Be a Part of Leadership Skills Training By Andre Boykin If you hear a motivational speaker you can probably make a safe bet that at some point in the speech there is going to be a discussion about attitudes. Motivational speakers know how important attitudes are for anyone to achieve what they want to achieve. What we don't see is a lot of talk about attitudes in leade...

10 May 2010

Leaders - Postponing a Difficult Conversation? By Sharon Rich Ever had to give an employee a negative performance review? Or tell a direct report you're letting them go? Have to tell a boss that his way of doing business is causing problems? Need to confront a friend about asking too much without giving back? Been on the receiving end of a confrontation? I'm hearing from a lot of lead...

10 May 2010

Does Integrity Reside in Your Business? By Cookie Tuminello "Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't." - Peter Scotese Opening up the newspaper or turning on the news can be a really scary act these days, which is why I don't recommend doing either of these activities on a regular basis. It seems as if greed and lack of ethics are r...

10 May 2010

Building an Extraordinary Team By Tim Link Have you ever participated in a team or led a team that delivered less than stellar results? If you've had this experience-and most of us have- then your team was likely missing one or more of the characteristics of high functioning teams. A high functioning team can accomplish things a group of independently functioning individuals can never ...

10 May 2010

Team Building - Your Beliefs Can Create Success or Failure! By Andy Britnell Before Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, people believed it was an impossible feat which would kill the person who attempted it. Bannister achieved it, though, because he was one of the few people who believed it was possible. Once he had achieved that goal, other people started to break the four-min...

10 May 2010

Essentials For Building a High Performance Team By Dennis Sommer Teams represent a very powerful mechanism for getting significant results in organizations today. Much has been learned about the development and implementation of teams over the past few years. We have seen what works, what doesn’t and the best approach for developing and nurturing teams. A new class of teams are evolvi...

10 May 2010

Have a Passion for What You Do By Shawn Doyle “I am a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy” -Jack Nicklaus, Pro Golfer How is passion defined? Webster’s defines passion as: “Pervading spirit, ruling passion, master passion, fullness of heart, flow of soul.”?Why is it important to feel passion for what you are doing, both professionally...

10 May 2010

Stay Motivated: Keep Growing and Achieving By Shawn Doyle Have you or a friend ever been in a rut? You probably have known someone who was in a rut, living a life of routine, monotony and dullness, maybe even depressed. Do you have a friend or know someone who is excited? Upbeat? Energetic? What is the difference between the two? I believe the difference between the first person and ...

10 May 2010

Know Your Values By Christine Compton “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.” Ayn Rand Have you ever consciously looked at your values and worked out what is important to you? More often than not we go through life without recognising what it is that drives us, what we're truly searching for. The following exercise is designed to...

10 May 2010

8 Ways To Motivate & Improve Staff Performance By Kennette Reed A stronger economy means more opportunities for you, and your staff. How do you keep them from looking for greener grass? Provide staff assistance, opportunities for enrichment, and an environment that increases enthusiasm. The processes of involvement, observation, interaction, and feedback buildthe foundation necessa...