Inspiration

Never Forget: The USS New York

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010

Fifth in a new class of warship, the USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. The ship’s motto: ‘Never Forget.‘

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More Cattle and Less Hat: The Importance of Delivering on Your Commitments

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

The first 90 days of any significant organization change are pivotal on many levels. How do you demonstrate a commitment to your business relationships? To deliver on your promises, here are 4 ideas to get started on being more action-oriented in your change efforts.

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Collaboration

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

How do you collaborate as a leader? Try tossing out a idea that has yet to be fully 'baked'. See what and how others will take that idea to a level and place you could not have dreamed.

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Inspiration on a Monday-Looking Beyond the Moment

Posted by on Aug 15, 2010

Sometimes in the middle of a personal or organizational change, it can be difficult to look beyond the moment, the circumstance, to believe what you can achieve. Do it anyway!

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The Importance of Selection in Choosing the Right Yardstick to Measure Performance

Posted by on Jul 31, 2010

Why would you even consider for one moment measuring yourself against the yardstick of someone who is not well? Frequently identify, re-assess and select the best yardsticks for ‘performance’ for you and what you consider to be success.

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What could I possibly add to this quote?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010

"I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart." - Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Dutch painter

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Five ways to better listening…and leadership

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010

What do you feel is the single most important characteristic of a good listener? Apply these 5 ways to better listening in all the different roles of your life.

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Size Does Matter in Organizational Change

Posted by on May 17, 2010

When considering the impacts an organizational change may have, look up and down (direct reports, bosses) and also across the organization. Read how to develop a Stakeholder Analysis as part of the planning stage of your organizational change.

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On Being a Sibling: Pride, Appreciation, Embarrassment

Posted by on May 15, 2010

June 19, 2007 "E-Loyalty: I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Coleen Schwan for all the hard work she provided during the final development phase of the [ ] Project.  Coleen came on to the project at a very late stage and her unique ability to understand the business and technology needs aided in providing crucial information to the technology area during this final phase.  Her dedication to meeting project deadlines required a lot of communication and co-ordination between the business and technology owners.  Coleen has been a valuable asset to the project team. With great appreciation: [The Three Client Project...

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Oprah and Employee Engagement

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

As a change agent, it is imperative to inspire and help your employees see the value in – and reduce their fear of failure in – changing. Then, you’ll have a better chance of engaging them.

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