Motivation

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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The Postcard Treatment: Why Perspective and Positivity Are Essential In Leadership 

Recently on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal, I snapped a quick photo of a small street filled with shops. I posted the photo on Facebook where a friend liked it and commented that, from his perspective, the photo looked like a postcard and that I was truly living a blessed life. I am very blessed, …

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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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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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How to Grow Employees: HR Strategies & Practices That Work

On a trip to the Philippines, I learned how cacao trees are planted. Until it is about nine months old and begins to produce the very first part of a tree, a seedling is nurtured. To ensure that it produces rich chocolate, as soon as the lush, green leaves appear, they are snipped. What’s left …

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