Inspiration

VIDEO: Leadership Lessons from Craig Donohue, Merc CEO

Posted by on Jun 15, 2008

In his video, Craig Donohue (Merc CEO) advises on: Whom to hire, Succeeding as a young manager, Handling office politics, and Managing on a global stage.

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Happy Thanksgiving….

Posted by on May 15, 2008

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh: "None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."

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The High Cost of Turnover

Posted by on Apr 30, 2008

Just how much does turnover cost a company? According to Families and Work Institute experts, it cost about 75% of a non-managerial worker's annual salary and at least 150% of a manager's annual salary to get replacements! Are you taking care of your employees?

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VIDEO: Forget Six Degrees…Let’s Talk About One Degree

Posted by on Feb 28, 2008

So you think one degree – one tiny degree – can’t make a difference? View this clip called ‘212’ and think again! Enjoy.

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Finding Your Inner Sculptor

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008

B.C. Forbes: "Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing."

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Mergers and Stars

Posted by on Dec 15, 2007

In her new book, , A Merger of Equals, Debra Snider offers insight into how business women think. And challenge women professionals to find their passion and use their talent to define life's successes.

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Going back to Google for a moment…

Posted by on Nov 30, 2007

How does your corporation describe its culture and philosophy? Here's a great example that succinctly provides a clear idea of who Google is!

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I Don’t Have To Be Me Til Monday

Posted by on Oct 31, 2007

If you missed the Country Music Awards this week and still need a fix of great music, you can still check out my favorite artist – and friend – Steve Azar on tour with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. “You Don’t Know A Thing,” is Steve’s latest hit, with the video airing on CMT and GAC video networks. I think it is destined to be another #1, just like I Don’t Have To Be Me Til Monday from his album “Waitin on Joe.” Enjoy! Aug. 26, 2006. Joe’s In ChicagoCopyright 2006@ Steve Azar.com. Photo taken by Dawn Sheppard...

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Tap Into Your Creativity: Set an Idea Quota

Posted by on Oct 15, 2007

Leaders are expected to be creative but few receive training to help them learn or unleash their creativity. Try this technique, by Michael Michalko, on setting an idea quota!

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Google, YouTube, and You

Posted by on Sep 15, 2007

Google acquired YouTube last month. Watch this inspiring YouTube video for a start! Turn up your audio and listen to the accompanying song.

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