Leadership

Is It Okay to Honk Your Own Horn?

During a recent leadership workshop abroad, a young participant asked, “is it okay to tell others the good things I do?” In my response, I deferred to the sage advice from my Grandma Goldie: “If you don’t honk your own horn, don’t expect someone else to do it for you. Just don’t lay on it.” …

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How Leaders Achieve Greatness In Others

Often times young professionals ask me for leadership advice on how to succeed. People who promote cohesive environments develop a deep sense of belonging with team members aspire value by aligning the members’ purpose and passion and encourage success through personal and professional commitments.  My advice for leader success is simple: Be teachable, humble and …

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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 Art of the Impactful Presentation: Six Steps For Success 

My work with the South Carolina Federal Credit Union has allowed me to speak all over the world. I have seen hundreds of speakers and presentations. When you think about presentations, do you picture a speaker behind a podium going over PowerPoint slides? A nervous student shuffling through flashcards in front of their class? Or do …

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The Blue Roof Principle: How to Make the Tough Choices in Business

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions We make thousands of decisions every single day, yet most people hate making them. Lack of clarity and fear play a major role with indecision, leading to procrastination and anxiety. Decisions mean taking action and taking action means consequences, both positive and negative—a terrifying thought to most of us.   Yet, the ability …

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Building a Cohesion Culture Leads to a “Best Places to Work”

At South Carolina Federal Credit Union, the HR voice is strong. It has a seat at the management table right along with Finance, Retail Sales, Lending, Marketing, Operations, Audit, and Information Technology.  Sharing the Vision The strategies from all of our business units are reflected in the corporate business plan, which is available for our …

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