Mindset

Is Leadership a Laughing Matter?

Contemporary-thinking leaders within successful organizations around the globe have learned the importance of laughter in the workplace. One of my first consulting assignments for clients is to have leaders assess the type of and amount of humor within their four walls. Why? Because the presence of laughter is an audible sign of a healthy Cohesion …

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The Power of Influence Thinking™

If we have negative thoughts, what comes out in our actions and words likely won’t be constructive. This is why we must examine our mindset with the help of others and make corrections as needed.  “If you realized how powerful your thoughts were, you’d never think a negative thought again.” – Peace Pilgrim  Influence Thinking™ …

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The Power of One

Early on, I learned that true leaders act on behalf of others. However, a leader cannot be in a position to serve others until they serve “the one,” meaning they see the humanness in an individual before solving anything on a larger scale. We encourage this at South Carolina Federal Credit Union by working intensely …

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Three Leadership Essentials to Retain Your Top Talent

We all know there are foundational grammar rules such as “I” before “E” except after “C.” But when it comes to cohesion, there is a basic rule that involves the letters “I,” “M,” and “E.”  When leaders use this rule, it directly impacts the organization’s culture. In order to understand how this rule applies, first, …

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Wisdom, Worldview, and Competency: A Leadership Trifecta

Few would argue that today’s marketplace is very different than when our grandparents were in business. When grandpa used the word “global,” it truly meant something far away and distant. This is not the case anymore. The ripple effects of business decisions in Asia are felt across the globe in major cities such as New …

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Why Influence Thinking Can Transform Your Organization

What is innovation? Often times people overthink it, but in its simplest form, innovation is a process to solve a need. Many individuals are innovators, yet they deny claiming themselves as such. These people have been led to believe innovation must be flashy and uber creative, as well as have an element of sassiness to …

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The Seven Leadership Values That Encourage Cohesion

An essential part of understanding how we, as leaders, can best serve others is to first understand that we must know ourselves and strive to become increasingly self-aware. We also must know our triggers, what we believe in, and how we want to act. Being authentic is the access point to our strength as leaders. …

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Louise Herring and the Impact of Emotional Intelligence

In the nearly 14 years since I started at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, we have stayed the course to be an “Employer of Choice.” We want our employees to feel special about working at this organization. And to do so, our HR Strategies & Practices center on becoming a Best Places to Work. Why? …

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How Helping Employees Find Their Purpose Increases Your Talent Retention

It often surprises people to discover that money is actually pretty far down the list on why people leave a job. Lack of connection to their supervisor, an uninspiring culture, and the inability to find value in their work are the top reasons employees exit a work environment.   So what does this mean for …

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